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“Fashion is about Expressing Myself Without Inhibition” Kaito from Nagaland Shares His Top 5 Winter Outfits for Men

“Fashion is part of the daily air and it changes all the time, with all the events. You can even see the approaching of a revolution in clothes. You can see and feel everything in clothes.” —Diana Vreeland.

We chat with Kaito from Nagaland to get some fashion tips for the ongoing cold weather. Not only is his layering game on point, but also his fashion philosophy – which is all about honoring the individual, and making a confident statement through your fashion choices. I am particularly inclined towards Harajuku fashion and retro vintage styles. I love their appeal of mix-and-match and play with colors. Moreover, Harajuku fashion is a movement against strict societal rules and the pressure to fit the norm.” ~ Kaito from Nagaland.

Kaito, 27, from Nagaland

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Kaito, 27, from Nagaland

  • Hello Kaito, please introduce yourself.

Kaito: Hello, I’m Kaito. 27 years from Suruhuto, Zunheboto, and based in Kohima. I’m an engineering grad with MBA currently working with NSRLM (Nagaland State Rural Livelihood Mission).
  • Your fashion posts are so refreshing and bold! What’s your personal definition of ‘being in fashion’?

Kaito: This is a bit cliché but fashion to me is an art – an art of expression. It is about expressing myself with the way I like to dress, and not shying away from my imagination – that may not be the popular choice of many. Dressing to please is not as important as being comfortable in my own skin.
  • What inspires your outfits & looks?

Kaito: I am particularly inclined towards East Asian fashion – particularly Harajuku fashion, and retro vintage styles. I love their appeal of mix-and-match and play with colors. Moreover, Harajuku fashion is a movement against strict societal rules and the pressure to fit the norm.
  • Where do you usually shop?

Kaito: I usually shop at Zara mostly for footwear and accessories and secondhand for antique vintage outfits.
  • Share 3 simple tips for effortless winter fashion.

Kaito: Three things that always work for me –
  1. For winter styles, more is more. So Layering is the basic and best way to keep warm and stay stylish. An overcoat or jacket layered over a turtleneck or a hoodie can really game up winter style.
  2. Since layering involves many top wears, it’s always smart to go with a monotone-colored outfit.
  3. And lastly being a Naga, traditional shawls can come to the rescue when you’re looking for something warm and stylish.

A Naga shawl is the ultimate statement piece for the cold winters.

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A shawl is the ultimate statement piece for the cold winters. Model & Styling: Kaito

Scroll down for some winter look inspiration by Kato by Nagaland [Model & Styling: Kaito; Photographs by Vilo Chophy]

Look 1: Faux fur coat layered over a turtleneck paired with loose-fit trousers and pointed ankle boots

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Faux fur coat layered over a turtleneck worn with loose-fit trousers and ankle boots | Model & Styling: Kaito, Photograph by Vilo Chophy

Look 2: Colorful bomber jacket with classic loose-fit trousers  & white sneakers.

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Colorful bomber jacket with classic loose-fit trousers & white sneakers. | Model & Styling: Kaito, Photograph by Vilo Chophy

Look 3: Add some pop to your sombre winter outfit with a colorful puffer jacket layered. Wear matching sneakers

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Add some pop to your sombre winter outfit with a colorful puffer jacket | Model & Styling: Kaito, Photograph by Vilo Chophy

Look 4: Printed cardigan over a turtleneck is an easy outfit to pull off that is also sufficiently warm & stylish. Add a bucket hat to complete the look

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Printed cardigan over a turtleneck | Model & Styling: Kaito, Photograph by Vilo Chophy

Look 5: The Basic hoodie with cargo look

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The Basic hoodie with cargo look | Model & Styling: Kaito, Photograph by Vilo Chophy

Follow ‘The Urban Naga‘ for more outfit inspirations.

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Kaito, 27, from Nagaland

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