By Sarah Mohamed
I’m all about making a statement with well-placed neon touches or vividly colored patterns, but sometimes you can make just as bold of a statement, if not more bold, with neutrals. When you wear neutrals, you’re able to focus on the details, like how Haute Husky Jean-Michel’s shoes pop because of his decision to override the prohibition of the black and brown combo. You notice the subtle nuances of an outfit like the simple cuff of Jean-Michel’s pants or the pattern effect of his knit scarf because of the neutral palate. The result of this expertly crafted ensemble is intricate without being overwhelming, enticing without being extravagant.
Name: Jean-Michel Estimé
Major: International Affairs & Economics
Hometown: Fort-de-France, Martinique
Describe the thought process that went into the outfit you’re wearing (weather/seasonal considerations, accessory choice, etc…):
That morning I used the pants as the starting point of my outfit. From there I picked a t-shirt and my shoes. I wanted to wear a scarf that day because I had a cold. The only scarf that went with the outfit was the black one. Since I was wearing black shoes and scarf, it only make sense to wear a black jacket with it.
How would you describe your personal style?
If you were to give one piece of fashion advice to other Huskies, what would it be?
Don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone. Fashion is all about trying new things and being creative.
As this Haute Husky suggested, get creative. Use those neutrals as a medium to explore the elements of fashion that we sometimes overlook. The result will be an unexpectedly bold statement and an outfit that’s sure to turn heads.