Sometimes Accessories Make the Man…

Well celebrity fashion is often full of hits and misses, and this past week was no exception.  One particular fellow caught our eye this week, executing one look to near perfection, and failing on the other — British actor Tom Sturridge. In the first look below, he accents an awesome navy seersucker suit with some dark brown lace-ups, a copper (somewhere near that color) tie, and a rust colored hat. All of the accessories contrast with the nicely tailored suit.

Then, at the Tony’s Mr. Sturridge opts for an all black ensemble, with what appear to be a matching tie and hat.  It comes off a bit too ‘matchy-matchy’ as Heidi Klum would say, and worse, the dark hat gives the outfit a sort-of grim reaper effect. That combined with a jacket that is a bit too long makes the whole thing seem affected and like he’s trying too hard.  The blue suit and accompanying accessories, above, seems natural; this one feels forced on him by his stylist.  Remember that accessories should be just that — small contrasts to complement and pull together a look – not the whole look in and of themselves.