Stay In Style In Every Season: Learn From These Tips!

Styling is a hot topic and it is easy to get wrapped up in the latest fashions. One thing many people forget, though, is the importance of finding durable, versatile wardrobe staples that will never go out of style. Whether you are dressing for work or pleasure, knowing the timeless looks that will always bring you positive responses, is important. This article will discuss some of the most popular trends in fashion today.

Every season there is a different trend for the man who wants to look his best. Most men opt for the classic look of button-up shirts, slacks, and a simple tie. While this look has been fashionable for years, it is also now an easy way to accessorize with the right accessories and shoes. The classic look provides a clean look without the frills of a trendy look. In addition, the classic styles are very comfortable, making them the perfect option for most men.

Casual style has also seen a huge boost in popularity. The rise of hip hop and rap culture have caused casual attire to make a big splash in fashion. The rise of this style is centered on comfort and ease. This style is made up of oversized tees and jeans that usually include bright, contrasting colors to give the outfit a unique, hip-hop look.

Another style gaining popularity is the sporty look. These are usually sporty because they are either white or black, but there are a lot of funky, unique, trends popping up this year. Things like leather jackets, denim skirts, and leggings have been big trend sensations as they offer comfort and great styling options. While these can be sporty, they are not really casual and will not be worn for everyday living.

Classic fashion looks to have been around for decades, so it is no surprise that they have finally made a comeback. This look is made up of sweaters, cardigans, and coats with interesting details and cuts. Details like pleats, embroideries, zippers, and buttons add a touch of elegance to the overall look. As they are so versatile, they can be worn with many different outfits, which makes them a classic choice for clothing that will never go out of style.

Every season sees a new style of fashion being introduced. Some of the more popular styles are slim cuts, crew necks, and skinny jeans. There is a lot of diversity when it comes to fashion, which means that you should always be on the lookout for new fashions. If you follow these tips on how to stay in style in every season, then you will be well on your way to looking fantastic. Be sure to check out all the latest trends and picks!

What Fashion Trends Did “Miami Vice” Help Make Popular?

Miami Vice chronicled the exploits of two narcotic detectives in the height of 80’s Miami. We were as far removed from the glamourous lifestyle the show portrayed in our Connecticut town as a community possibly could. However, the vastly different way of life between that of the show and our rustic farm hamlet didn’t stop us from fervently trying to copy the iconic style of Crocket and Tubbs. We donned the Ray-Bans, pastel-colored polos, and adopted a strict no socks policy. Some guys ventured as far as the monochromatic linen pant-suit on date nights—much to their girlfriend’s delight.

Fashion Trends: Just Like Crockett and Tubbs

Like any good classic, an event occurs to spur our interest again in a TV show, like a reboot, movie release, or video game creation. In the case of the present, a perfect storm of the pandemic and endless streaming abilities brought the original Miami Vice series back into our purview and, with it, interest in the fashion trends the show made wildly popular. 

Here’s a breakdown of three fashion trends inspired by the ’80’s hit television show:

1. The Linen Pant-Suit

Don Johnson starred as Sonny Crockett, who made the monochromatic linen pants suits paired with a casual t-shirt, a popular trend. Quite a few sources list the threads as being made by Armani. In Hollywood, the linen suit has a long lineage. Robert Redford’s pink linen suit that Leonardo Dicaprio brought into present-day fame on the remake of The Great Gatsby proves that linen stands up to the test of time.  

However, we first started producing linen, a versatile yet breathable fabric made from flax plant fibers, as long ago as 36,000 years. The fabric’s porous weave fosters moisture absorption, making it ideal for the Miami Vice set’s hot, humid days and nights. The drawback was that linen wrinkles. OK, if you’re on a movie set and have a wardrobe team to press your suit between takes. Not good if you’re wearing a linen suit to an interview after a long commute. A man shouldn’t take the practicality of a linen suit out of context. This fashion statement is best for casual situations where a few wrinkles are socially acceptable and actually en vogue, like an outdoor party or afternoon brunch by the beach.

2. The Shades

Ray-Ban RB2140 Original Wayfarers are the shades, produced initially by Bausch and Lomb, that Detective James “Sonny” Crockett sported in Miami Vice. However, some avid fans say the Persol Ratti Meflecto 69218 Sunglasses made in Torino, Italy, from the original factory of Guiseppe Ratti were the ones worn by Crockett and Tubbs. Whichever glasses made it on the air, both remain classic wardrobe staples to this day because of their durability, versatility, and classic styling. 

Ray-Ban didn’t nearly maintain the same market share they do today; the brand itself was at death’s door. But, according to different content, I read on the show and the makers of the sunglasses, ipso facto, Miami Vice played a vital part in resurrecting the brand.

3. The Loafers (sans the socks)

According to a Miami Vice fan forum, Crockett’s shoes were made exclusively for the show by footwear brands Sperry, Charles Jourdan, and To Boot. All part and parcel of the show’s $7,000 wardrobe budget for each episode. The most iconic of the detective’s fancy footwear was the loafer-espadrille style. Espadrilles, worn since the 14th century in Catalonia and the Basque Country, Spain, are still made by local craftsmen. Also used as footwear for the King of Aragon’s foot soldiers, the shoe is durable and breathable. The name espadrille, derived from the Spanish word esparto, was after the tough, wiry grass made into the rope that creates the shoe’s sole. The woven rope soles are lightweight, eco-friendly, and versatile, all attributes appealing to today’s fashion trendsetters.