Why I Stopped: Meet Ariel. He's a man of few words. The truth is, he doesn't need many, because his style says so much. Sure, it looks both simple and casual. But Ariel's ensemble is filled with so many thoughtful details, and it's that attention to detail that elevates his whole look.
This is the third look we've seen in the last few days that features leather outerwear. Note, however, that this is a more traditional leather jacket, not a motorcycle jacket. If you missed that detail, it's OK, because it speaks to how much detail there is in this coat. Look at the intricate stitching running the length of the coat on the front! Check out the detailing in the sleeves! It's an incredible garment. By pairing it with a dark, hooded sweatshirt and a pair of pleated jeans (like we saw on Malik), Ariel keeps the look deceptively casual, shifting focus towards the small details in the garments themselves and his accessories.
Oh yes, the accessories. The gold necklace. The two-toned Ray-Ban sunglasses. The red high-top sneakers. OMG. Each piece grabs a bit of attention on its own, but together, they provide a cohesive unit that highlights something subtle about each of the major points of interest--the face, the chest, and the feet. What's more, the pop of red in Ariel's shoes actually give off the same understated-but-not-unnoticed flare that was so effective in Sunan's ensemble.
Style Tip Challenge: Details are everything. From accessories to how a piece of clothing is made, it's the details that help elevate a simple outfit into a look-worthy ensemble. When you next find yourself in the store, look for garments that take a traditional piece (i.e. leather jacket) and subtly elevate it without overtly grabbing attention.