In every sense, Anthony Urbano is a cool kid. On his website “Oh Anthonio”, the engineer-turned-blogger poses in his effortless yet edgy looks with New York City as his backdrop, giving off this impossibly hip vibe that is gold to street-style photographers. His secret resides in the ability to blur the lines between playful experimentation and straightforward functionality. On any given day he can be seen rocking a brightly colored feline print, paisley shirt or a minimal sweater and denim combination. One thing is clear, the boy grew up in the 90’s and has mastered its casual, laid back vibe. Staples from the decade such as mom jeans, varsity jackets, overalls, plaid and signature sneakers are given an upgrade and rendered more mature and more relevant. The fact that he doesn’t take himself too seriously comes through in his style, and he clearly has a lot of fun! Here are 7 tips to keep you looking all cool and laid back!
Don’t be afraid to experiment. Fashion is fun and trying new things is a big part of finding and perfecting your personal style.
// STAY ON TOP OF THE GAME WITH A BASEBALL CAP
Visor up like back in the day. If you’re feeling more daring, go for its retro cousin, the beret (wear it with a pair of thick-framed glasses). If the weather is getting cold, you can always count on a good old beanie to keep you warm and grunge. It’s a win win.
// BOMBERS ARE THE BOMB
This season, bombers are a major trend and are perfect for fall weather. From varsity to aviator, it’s a very versatile piece that adds a cool element to any outfit. Head to a vintage store (see our selection in NYC) for an authentic take on this wardrobe staple.
// DON’T SWEAT IT, WEAR A SWEATER
Slouchy sweaters are a normcore must-have, and therefore 90’s by definition. Pick them logo-adorned and pair them with a baseball cap for a sporty look, or combine a plain one with black pants for a casual-chic look.
// MOM JEANS ARE ALWAYS RIGHT
What screams 90’s more than a pair of good old mom jeans? Nothing, if you ask me. They go with everything, but looks the coolest with a loose sweater or a cropped crew neck tee.
// ALL EYES ON YOUR GRAPHIC SHIRT
This is where Urbano is having fun, and you should too! Graphic stripes, color blocs, animal and tropical prints – in this case, more is more. You can choose your pants by matching colors or play it safe with dark or black skinny jeans.
// OVERALLS OVER ALL
Overalls are another major trend that is transferring seamlessly from summer to winter. Urbano rocks his black overalls with a hoodie underneath, a baseball cap and blue high-top sneakers for a pop of color, modernizing this retro look.