Rebag often teams up with fabulously stylish individuals, which is why we wanted to discuss fashion and trends with Anthony Urbano of Oh Anthonio. With his extensive following not only on Instagram but his personal blog, we were excited to have the chance to ask him a few questions.
While native to New Jersey, Anthony is living his best life in NYC. With a background in structural engineering, you may be surprised to find out that he started his blog in September of 2011 as merely a hobby and creative outlet. For him, it has been a creative space to share his perspective on fashion, lifestyle, and travel.
Answers have been edited for clarity.
What inspired you to get into fashion? Is it a hobby or a career?
I was always into clothing and honing my own personal style growing up, and that natural interest turned into a hobby with my fashion and lifestyle blog as a young adult. I would post my daily outfits for my followers and over time this hobby slowly turned into my full-time job.
What makes your style unique and how would you describe it?
I think what makes my style unique is that it's always changing. I'm confident enough to try new trends and play around with new styles when I feel like it. I don't categorize my style as one way or another. I can dress classic and minimally one day, and then totally switch it up and wear something loud and crazy the next. I like to have fun with what I wear.
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How do you keep up with current bag trends? Which trend is your favorite right now?
Since I'm on social media all the time, I can spot all the trends through the accounts I follow. I follow a lot of fashion brands as well as street style accounts so it's easy to spot what the current "it" bag is just by scrolling through my feed. Right now, I'm really loving the crossbody bags for men. I think the fanny packs worn across the chest was a natural segue into men wearing more crossbody bags and to me, they're more practical because they have an actual shoulder strap.
What makes a bag stand out to you? How do you work it into your style?
The logo! But also the color since I'm drawn to bold colors. I'd be lying if I said I didn't love the feel of having a designer logo slapped across the front of my bag. It's a status symbol and it makes you feel confident carrying it. Maybe it was a gift or a splurge, but everyone wants a designer “it” bag. As far as working it into my style, I think we can all agree that designer bags go with everything!
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What is one bag that you think every man needs in his wardrobe?
A classic brown or black leather backpack. When it comes down to it, I'm really all about practicality. A leather backpack can fit everything I need for either a day around the city or a short weekend trip. And black and brown leather really go with anything so you'll get a lot of use out of it.