How does one begin to describe Captain Jack Sparrow? We know he’s the original and the only, so it’s a little hard to put Jack into any sort of box. What we can do though, is talk about his very unique sense of style. On the surface, Jack’s fashion sense, like his approach to everything in life, can look a little haphazard and thoughtless. On closer examination though, it becomes very clear that Jack knows exactly what he’s doing, and there are quite a few things we can gleam from his personal style.
Own Every Room You Walk Into
Whether it’s by sinking boat or crashing through a window, you know when Captain Jack Sparrow has arrived. His charisma, or his savviness if you will, is what makes Jack such a fascinating (and hilarious) character. This savviness also applies to style as well. It isn’t something you can buy, but it is something you can make for yourself. Like Jack, if you let your personality speak for yourself, your clothes will as well.
Scarves, belts, waist coats, boots… the list goes on and on of the things that Jack will layer in an outfit. The variety adds contrast and texture, which keeps his outfits just as interesting as he is. For a practical application, embrace wearing a sweater over a button down with a jacket, or even wearing multiple cardigans. A billowy blouse and sword holster are definitely optional.
Accessorize, Accessorize, Accessorize
Jack doesn’t really prescribe to the rule that less is more, especially when it comes to his accessories. From the trinkets in his hair, to his red bandana, it’s all about how many more things he can add to his outfit. The key to making this look work though, is the meaning behind each accessory. His effects, as he likes to call them, each have a story behind them, making them a personalized addition to his ensemble. If you take that much care in choosing your own accessories, you can pile on as many as your heart desires.
Focus On The Details
If you take a closer look at Jack’s outfit, you’ll see how much detail each piece of clothing has. For example, his waist coat has some intricate embroidery and his belt buckles all have unique shapes. This thoughtfulness and appreciation of design is something we can all do with our own clothes. It’s easy to just to pick out what everyone else is wearing, but like Jack, the more you pay attention to the specifics of a piece, the better your outfit will be.
Confidence Is Key
Let’s face it, you have to have a certain kind of confidence to pull off a look like Jack’s. It is quite a task to have an unwavering sense of self confidence, but Jack of course, does it with ease. Even when he isn’t certain of what’s on the horizon, he still sails ahead, ready to take on whatever the world throws at him. So the next time you aren’t sure if you can pull of that jumpsuit, or change your hairstyle, just remember to believe in yourself. Your confidence can take an outfit from just okay to totally amazing.
What are some style lessons you’ve learned from Captain Jack Sparrow?