Not always something unusual like this look works. But when it does… WOW! And that is pretty much what is happening here with Timotheé Chalamet and his Haider Ackermann suit up.
The shiny suit and how was styled with black ankle boots framed by imperfect cuffed hems, a double belt instead of buttons and a flat collarless shirt with no buttons is a match made in fashion heaven with his personal style. On top of that, you can see he is comfortable and confident wearing it and that is the key factor to make it work. Without it, not a shot in hell.
And of course, the hair that looks unpretentious and gorgeous. And very much him. Again.
Shopping Tip: Before buying anything in a street store or even on an online store, check whether or not Amazon (yes, that Amazon) has the same exact product from the same exact brand around there. Because if they do have it, the chance you buy it for a much lower price is really high.
Because nowadays, the best way to check for trends of the moment is looking to what is going on on the street style or what the fashion influencers are wearing rather than flipping through a magazine or checking the runways.
According to the British GQ, hiking sandals are a major trend for summer 2019. And if you are one of the dudes who wants to wear this trend, here are a few ways to do so:
Yes, your hiking sandals can be fun. Or printed. To go with it I picked an extreme short shorts that is by the way another trend for summer, but you can wear any shorts you like. The same goes for your top. I suggested a henley but any t-shirt, shirt would be fine.
Extra accessories that you may or may not wear: a casual watch and a hat. Why not?
Another collarless shirt. This time the short is a little longer and in a more dressed up vibe. And yes, it is pleated. But you can wear one with no pleats as well. The hiking sandals are a little dressier but still casual.
Same accessories, just because.
And yes, you could wear a nice brown belt. But bear in mind that is perfectly okay to forget about them. Even when your shorts have belt loops.
Just adding a black leather jacket in case it gets a little cold. Global warming and all.
Here the idea is go basic with khakis and a crisp white shirt (it could be cotton or linen or mix of both), the dressier sandals version, the hat and a leather watch, that is a bit dressier than the casual watch, btw.
You can totally wear a more casual (and weird) version of the hiking sandals in black and bet on a dark grey jogger to go with it. A tee that resonates with you and a casual to watch.
And yes, you can add the same black leather jacket, if you need.
The basic straight jeans with another white shirt and hat. Of course that your shirt could be in any color you fancy. Obviously. And this basic look could be the perfect base to wear a dressier hiking sandals or a more casual and fun one.
Up to you.
How about to wear a dressier trousers, dark with both sandals: a more casual one and a dressier one? Here I am keeping the top casual with a collarless shirt and a basic tee but a crisp shirt could be your choice.
And finally a suit and a polo with your dressier hiking sandals. The watch is the leather one to keep things up. A little. And yes, the polo could be replaced by any top, even a tank top. And yes, a polo could be the top of any of the other looks above.
A very important remainder: Regardless the sandals you intend to wear bear this in mind: if you are showing your feet, nails and toes, they gotta be in a great shape, looking and smelling good. Therefore, keep your nails trimmed, with no fungus or anything else alike it, keep your toes and feet moisturizer with no cracking or anything disgusting showing up. And of course, make sure it smells good. Please. 🙏
Another very very important reminder: don’t ever, ever wear socks with yours. Please!🙏🤣
According to Vogue US, platform sandals are the shoes for this summer. Well, I’m not going to be one of the people who are embracing this trend cause it is too high for the menopausal me, but for those ladies who are going for it, here are a few ways to rock it:
An easy way to do it is to pair the platform with wardrobe staples, like a jeans skirt and a chambray shirt. And yes, you could do the denim with denim combo or add some other color to your chambray shirt, like a light pink. The platform could be any color, but a brown one is always a sure bet. So, a brown bag. And yes, you can mismatch the bag and the sandals, wearing leather platforms and suede bag. Or vice-versa.
And your favorite sunnies could close the deal. Yep, I intentionally left the belt out. Cause you don’t have to wear one, if you don’t want to.
In this mid-skirt and sweater look you could go safe with a brown platform sandals or fun with a floral or printed one. A burgundy bag to add some color but still within the neutral palette.
And again, some sunnies to play along.
You can also take the boho lane and bet in a flowing top with long necklace or necklaces, a flare jeans, a statement stoned ring and your favorite sunnies. Here the staple brown platform and brown bag.
And yes, you can wear brown bags and/or shoes/sandals and go for a black sunnies. No problem at all.
You can also wear a dressier but not that much dress in white and a printed or in living color platforms. And a small bag in a neutral shade. Because you don’t need to mix and match shoes/sandals and bags. All you have to do is coordinate them. Make sure they complement each other.
Here a two dressed up looks: one with a cocktail dress and the other with a jumpsuit. Both red. But it could be in any color. Black, included. The platform is mix of silver and gold, the perfect match to any dressier look.
The bag is a small one, dressy but not all the way. To give a high-low vibe.
I must confess that looking around for some Okay inspirations for this post was a very hard task. And it was because, let’s face it, fanny pack for men is not the most alluring accessory. And yet, I got some examples to give you an idea on each fashion road to take if you want to wear one and almost get away with it.
To be super duper honest again, the best way to wear a fanny pack is not around your hips or waist; it is around your torso. Front way or back way.
Those are the best ways.
But if you want to wear it around your hip or waist anyways… then consider wearing a fanny pack in the same color or your pants/shorts and your t-shirt or shirt like this all black look. It could also be an all gray look.
Another possibility is to wear your fanny pack like the other dude: with a shirt or t-shirt covering the belt and leaving just the bag part exposed. It could work.
But keep this in mind: a fanny pack might just not be your thing. And this is Okay. Don’t insist. Move on and away from it. Trust me. It is the wise thing to do.
When I was writing the title I misspelled for Funny Bag and after that I thought it was called a Funny Pack. Hehehe But let’s be honest, it is a funny little bag, indeed.
And yes, although the fanny pack is highly practical is not the most flattering bag to wear. For most people. For some, it could actually look even cool. And this was the case for one TV character: Fiona Glenanne (played by Gabrielle Anwar). Back then when Burn Notice was on the air (from 2007-2013) and the fanny pack was still a major fashion no-for-Christs-sake-no, she rocked the funny pack. Or should say hip bag? Because sometimes, maybe for a cooler approach the funny pack is referred as a hip bag. Because that is exactly what a fanny pack is, after all. At least in Fiona’s way. 😉
But anyways, going back to Fiona, if by any chance you want to give a go to this current trend of wearing a fanny pack (that is again a fashion must-have, if you don’t know yet), look for Fiona’s looks for major inspiration. Up to now I have never seen someone wearing a fanny pack (or a hip bag) better than she does. She makes it cool, fashionable, sexy, alluring. Even back then I thought so. And I still do nowadays looking back to her looks. She is my inspiration when I try to make a funny pack wearable. Check for yourself if I am right or not:
She makes casual look sexy with a splash of boho vibe. And of course that you can lower the short/skirt/dress hems till it meets your comfortable zone. Or just bet on your favorite pair of bootcut/flare jeans and a wedge with basic so-you t-shirt or a boho flowing top to rock it. In Fiona’s way.
And last but not least: the kind of fanny pack you choose is highly important. Her favorite fanny pack is very stylish leather one. Take a visual note of it.
“The secret of great style is to feel good in what you wear.” – Inês de La Fressange