Photographed by Jesica Chan
Jacket – Insight51
Shirt – Uniqlo Heattech
Denim – Zara (tapered by tailor)
Shoes – Rick Owens DRKSHDW Canvas Ramones
Toronto’s spring temperature can be quite a weird time when it comes to fashion and weather appropriate attire. It is often not quite warm enough to completely ditch our jackets, but at the same time, too cold to for shorts. In this post, I will be sharing an affordable spring-appropriate Rick Owens inspired outfit to hopefully encourage you guys to try something different.
Rick Owens, from my personal experience, is a very unique brand with very few others like it. To elaborate, it is a brand with heavy emphasis on detailing and cutting to present a very modern avant-garde silhouette. That being said however, his pieces are as beautiful as they are expensive – with t-shirts averaging the mid hundreds and shoes starting at around a grand a pair. I understand the price point may turn a lot of people off, but trust me when I say you don’t need to break the bank to recreate the aesthetics of most brands, all you need is are key pieces. In Rick Owens’ case, I believe the shoes are a vital piece to complete the look. For example:
For the foundation of my outfit, I chose the canvas Ramones from Rick Owens’ DRKSHDW line. These shoes are great for an entry level piece because it is an iconic silhouette that can be worn in a variety of styles (if you guys would like a post about it, let me know and I’d be very happy to whip something up). Regarding the DRKSHDW line, it is often associated with materials like denim, cotton, and leather trimmings; as opposed to the main line which is used with more premium materials like leather and silk. To go along with the Rick Owens aesthetics of dark and modern, I paired the shoes up with a Uniqlo Heat Tech, Insight51 mid-length jacket, and a pair of Zara black denim that I got tapered. I feel like this casual take on the brand’s style is a very great stepping stone into this side of the fashion world.
Currently my 2 favourite Instagram influencers that incorporate Rick Owens into their outfits are @dpleung and @ldn2hk. Often times I would pull up their feed while standing in front of my closet for references and ideas. As always, I really appreciate the support from you guys and feel free to let me know your thoughts.