New York Fashion Week Men’s has cone and gone and I’m still processing the many presentations, runway shows and events that occurred over the four days. It was a lot to take in however attending the week help to renew my love and interest for men’s fashion. It also made me feel good about my own individual style.
It’s interesting. Fashion Week is a time when the industry gathers to see what everyone will be wearing during upcoming seasons. I find it fascinating that the industry promotes uniformity but also encourages individuality. That got me thinking about my individual style. What is it about my dress that makes me me?
I think my individual style is a hodgepodge of ideas. I like both uniformity and individuality. At times I like to stand out and wear some funky piece like I did earlier in the week with my statement pants. Other times I just want to blend in. When I’m with some of my fellow bloggers and influencers, I’m the suited guy while others may be a bit more casual. And I think that’s ok.
For the last day of NYFWM, I chose a charcoal three-piece suit, checked shirt with a purple paisley tie. I felt comfortable and thought I looked great. At some shows, I was clearly overdressed while others I fit right in. That’s the one of the best things about figuring out your own personal style. Overdressed, underdressed or just right, the look works because these are the looks you are most at home in.
It’s not about standing out in the crowd, although that may happen. It’s about feeling comfortable in your own skin. That’s kind of how I looked at some of the great clothes I saw during the week. There were some truly great pieces and I look forward to incorporating some of them into my wardrobe for the upcoming year. That’s what makes NYFWM such a marvelous time. It’s about translating designers and brands inspirations and infusing your own unique personality into your own individual style.
How are you developing your own individual style? I’d love to hear from you. Email me or send me a comment.
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