As the summer draws to a close and school creeps up on us yet again, the young college population gets more and more excited about a fresh back-to-school wardrobe. Accessories like backpacks, watches, sneakers and hats are all the rage for fall 2013, and minimalist trends reign supreme. Simple leather details like a singular, rectangular label in autumnal colors creates a world of difference between those that are classically fashionable and simply trendy. These simple details on boys are even more desirable because of the importance of style details on menswear!
This Fashionisto has instinctively styled himself in a simple, streamlined and masculine way. Steely pale gray and burgundy are a hot and autumn-ready trend for fall and winter, especially in menswear. His summery V-neck is made more seasonally appropriate in off-white, while his gray chino shorts give a coolness to the look that keeps him looking slim and trim in an appropriate length.
He accessorizes smartly with his black backpack and navy blue canvas sneakers, which are dark, neutral tones that help to complement his simple and clean color palette. His color choices are easily brought into fall in this look, with longer sleeves and a similarly toned gray. Those canvas sneakers are completely following the trend brought by last spring and our current summer, and maintaining the shoe style in darker colors more suited for colder weather. Other kinds of sneakers can be styled similarly with a long pair of dark washed jeans in a rich, heavy, winter-ready denim to rocket this look into fall.
A great shopping resource for men looking into shopping for simpler and more classic clothing is definitely ASOS, which caters to the more classically styled man in a younger market. The college age is a perfect time to truly tinker with one’s personal style, and men have a bit less freedom with style than women. This is where accessories come into play! What’s a better way to play with style (in a subtle way) than with a fun, unexpected backpack or bag? A fun watch or sneakers also jazz up any man’s look with even the most basic components, as our Fashionisto shows. With a simple, neutral-toned shirt and shorts in the right colors, a backpack and subtle canvas sneakers add just the right touch of style and modernity.
Spotted: Backpacks even appear in high-fashion runway shows like Gucci’s spring 2014 collection.