After being clad in vests and swim shorts throughout the lazy days of summer, for many students, back-to-school often means back-to-style. It’s no wonder that autumn is the darling season of the fashion world, and for students, arriving at campus after the summer holidays offers the opportunity to reinvent and refine their personal style. But sometimes in an ever-evolving industry, putting together a look with classic and simple pieces can be the most refreshing change of the season.
This Fashionisto has back-to-school down pat in his time-honoured button-up and cardigan combo. By keeping the top button of his crisp Brooks Brothers shirt undone and pairing his top half with blue Club Monaco shorts, he keeps his look collegiate casual rather than Revenge of the Nerds. His smart outfit is complimented by A.P.C. loafers, which are the perfect accessory for running around from class to class or cycling to the library for a quick cramming session.
But the real star of his ensemble is his thick Tom Ford frames. Glasses have the ability to transform not only your face, but also your entire style. Having more than one pair in rotation allows you to play around with shapes and shades that compliment your current outfit of choice. And if you’re not blessed with the gift of poor eyesight, you can always fake it with some non-prescription lenses. Who would have guessed being four-eyed could be so chic?
Spotted: The A.P.C. fall 2013 menswear collection captures both preppy, varsity-style pieces and the classic cuts of recent graduates and young professionals.