Cool styles to avoid bungles in urban junglesThe idea of dressing up used to be so cool ― except when we planned for the summer look, we weren’t exactly at the height of the summer heat.
Spend just one day in the hot sun, and all you want is a cold shower ― and never again to go back to wool, linen or cotton business suits. Dressing up ― or down ― cool and casual in the hot summer of 2003 means going au naturel.
For men and women, Hugo Boss, as shown in the photographs, suggests the urban safari look. It’s easy-going, comfortable and, most importantly, heat resistant. Cotton twill is practically wrinkle-free, and loosely cut shirts and draw-string pants are air permeable. And the season’s colors remain down-to-earth: white, beige, tan and brown.
To look easy and natural, but not cheap or passe, high-quality luxury leather sandals or straw slides, shown below, work the best.
This year, the traditional flip-flop favored by beach jocks made a huge comeback on runways.
Trendsetters in Seoul are already wearing “sleek” flip-flops along ever-so-fashionable Cheongdam-dong avenue.
Seo Yun-hee, a public-relations agent based in southern Seoul, says her latest acquisition is a pair of black flip-flops. “They are really comfortable. I wear them because I hurt my ankle, but everyone thinks I look just right for the fashion.”