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21 Immigrant Parents Who Could Teach You A Thing About Fashion

From street fashion to old photo albums, aunties are killin' it.

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If you're like me, you occasionally look through your parents' old photo albums and think: DAMN, DAD WAS SUPER FLY.

Actual photo of my handsome dad on the left.
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Actual photo of my handsome dad on the left.

This is a tribute to fabulous aunties and uncles from all over the world, from photo albums and on the street, who might not have even realized they taught us...

1. ...to wear our culture proudly, no matter the context.

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2. ...mustaches are a handsome frame on any face.

It is the essential dad-cessory.
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It is the essential dad-cessory.

3. ...denim on denim can definitely work, if you have the confidence to pull it off.

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4. ...that no matter the outfit, a shawl can add a dash of elegance and warmth.

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5. ...that less is not more. More is more.

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Patterns are the very atoms upon which a life of fashion develops.

6. ...great hair is essential to pulling off things like a wide lapel and tie.

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7. ...something simple like a white polo can be punched up by accessorizing with teardrop glasses and a crying baby.

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8. ...that sandals are a way of life.

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9. ...pleated pants should never have gone out of style.

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10. ...to develop a walk that screams confidence.

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11. ...hats are key to a casual stroll outside.

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12. ...the importance of sunglasses and fresh white kicks.

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13. ...making a tucked-in polo shirt cool is all about the attitude.

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14. ...to boldly mix separates.

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15. ...vests are an evergreen way to look cool and free up your pant pockets.

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16. ....to embrace the colorful.

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17. ...that sneakers can mix with traditional clothing, because comfort rules.

C.R.E.A.M.
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C.R.E.A.M.

18. ...the importance of T-shirts + jeans + sneakers.

Goat optional.
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Goat optional.

19. ...to find a lipstick that works for you and stick to it religiously.

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20. ...that it's OK to dial it down sometimes.

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21. ...and that kids are the perfect canvas to implement all your wildest fashion dreams.

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Don't see your home country or favorite parent style move represented? Post it in the comments!

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