I know that it has been silent, like dead silence, in the style inspiration corner of the blog. Sure, my laziness played a part. But what really happened was: for a long time, I didn’t find any public figure whose sense of style is truly original and consistently manages to bowl me over. I hope what I just said doesn’t make me come off as being pretentious. I swear on fashion God that I’m one of the least pretentious people in this whole wide world.
It’s funny how the more I blog about fashion, the more ambivalent I feel towards this whole notion of fashion and styles. For the last six months or so, I have unsubscribed from almost all of the big-league fashion blogs that I used to follow religiously. As a blog junkie, I read blogs from a wide range of industries from fashion, travels, photography to personal developments and online marketing. Strangely enough, fashion seems to be among the few industries in which the more a blog grows, the more its quality of content regresses. Images get sharper, clothes get more editorialized, but personality doesn’t show anymore. Which is kind of sad, isn’t it? More often than not, I was jaded instead of inspired after reading those blogs because the so-called personal styles felt forced and indistinguishable. I figured if I wanted to look at well-thought-out ensembles done in the most proper way, my time would be better spent going through fashion magazines. The models always look better, after all.
All that being said, I have found someone to rescue me from this dry spell. Depending on how frequently you browse street-style blogs, you might, or you might not, know him. If you don’t know him, no problem because you are going to today. And you’re going to love his impeccable sense of style just as much as I do.
The man of the hour is Milan Vukmirovic. Unlike some other men we have talked about, Vukmirovic has always worked in fashion. His resume lists some seriously enviable positions such as co-founder of the super cool store Colette in Paris, designer at Jil Sander, Trussardi and now Ports 1961, and photographer for brands such as Armani and Hugo Boss.
I’m completely enchanted with Vukmirovic’s personal style because it’s spot-on, effortless and fan-friendly. Since he works in high fashion, most of what he wears come from the likes of Balmain, Celine, Gucci, and Valentino and thus are inherently good-looking. However, never have I once felt scared away when looking at his street-style photos. And that really is the beauty of it.
Here is the thing, though: I have never talked to Vukmirovic in person (and doubt if I ever will get to) to ask for his secrets. But after studying all that is available on the internet, I think I can give you guys six pointers on how to steal his incredible style for less.
1. You want a hot body? You better work bitch!!!
Scrolling through Vukmirovic’s Instagram account makes me feel so many emotions. At first, I’m like: OMG, how can he be so narcissistic? Taking a bajillion pictures of himself in a state of near nudity? Is he the male version of Kim Kardashian or what? Then, I’m like: Actually, you know what? I want my body to look like his. Time to get to work bitch. And the next thing I tell myself: I’m so freaking inspired right now. I definitely don’t want to miss a thing from now on.
Luckily, thanks to his talents in fashion and photography, his selflies always appear more artsy than vulgar. Upon closer inspection, you would realize that his account is quite motivational in that it promotes healthy living habits like working out, enjoying nature, and capturing beauty everywhere you go. You need to follow his Instagram immediately if you haven’t done so already.
The key take-away here is: If you want to have killer style, work on your body first. Have you ever seen unfit fashion icons?
By the way, below are some samples from his account. Some are NSFW materials, so if you’re at your office job right now, proceed with caution
2. We all need several truly fantastic-looking sweaters and cardigans in our life
It’s worth reiterating that truly fantastic-looking sweaters and cardigan don’t automatically make you look great. Get your upper body in tip-top shape first.
3. Color up like it’s nobody business
I have said it before and I will say it again: If you want to look fashionable, you need to wear colors. End of story.