I definitely don't consider myself someone who is regularly fascinated with hypebeast culture, just a guy with a burning passion for style. However, every now again an overly advertised, overly worn item will serve its purpose and get me thinking "do I need this?". Honestly, I've never been the type who could convince my self that paying hundreds of dollars, to look like I have money was worthwhile. On the flip side of things, buying items because you absolutely cannot live without them is okay. Any true admirer of fashion always has a small fascination of designer items. Every now again it feels good to not have to wear the very obvious ASOS dupe of a certain design, and actually buy the real thing. This Off White belt was my very first designer purchase. From a trend standpoint, I'm late to the Off White belt, club. Sometimes when you see a heavily worn item you can get caught up in "hype" of it and want to buy it just because every one else has it. Making the decision to buy this belt was not an easy one. Spending two hundred dollars on a single belt , should never be a light one, unless you just have it like that. However, I thought about this purchase for months, thinking about ways I would style it, how the belt would go with my style, all things you, yourself should consider when buying any item.
The yellow Off__White Belt is most definitely a statement piece on it own. I wanted to keep all the other pieces in this look very muted and neutral to let the belt have its own moment. I was very inspired by Raf Simmons styling for his F/W 2017 show where he had duck tape mimicking belts around the waists of overcoats. That particular styling was perfect for the Off__White belt, because of its industrial, caution tape feel. The base of the look is all black , I started with this ribbed turtleneck from Topman. Turtlenecks are a definite winter staple in my winter wardrobe, they are so versatile and are great for warmth. The pants in this look are from H&M's trend line. The fit of the pants are amazing , they sit high on the waist, and are wide through the leg. Also, these pants have a removable belt, that brings a very vintage feel to the pants. On top of everything I styled this look with my camel overcoat. I've had this coat for years, an overcoat the most timeless piece you can ever own. If you don't own an overcoat i recommend starting out with neutral colors because you will be throwing on this coat a lot. For shoes I kept the black trend going and styled this look with vans. I topped everything off with my oval sunglasses from Urban outfitters to keep the monochrome, mod vibe of the look.
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--The Fashion Newb