Every Fashionista/o aims to appear put-together, but the ultimate goal is to arrive at this point without giving the impression that you tried too hard. One way to approach this is to mix understated essentials with practical accessories to create an effortlessly cool and casual look. This Fashionisto successfully used this strategy to create a sartorially simple yet classic outfit that is perfect to throw on when heading off to class.
A base of his ensemble is the long sleeved button-down. This item is a fundamental part of any stylish guy’s wardrobe and with good reason: it has timeless appeal. This one from American Apparel is lightweight and easy to wear. A collared shirt can be worn alone during warmer weather and layered beneath thicker knit articles in cooler conditions.
The addition of a crewneck on top works to fend off unseasonable temperatures and mist. The buttons on this Fashionisto’s sweater, elbow patches and rolled up sleeves add some visual interest. Denim is a staple in every man’s closet. The great fitting jeans he chose here act as the cornerstone of his outfit. Levi Brand Jeans are a classic go-to for Fashionistos everywhere.
The cool blue color scheme make the layers of clothing work well together while his accessories reflect the timeless simplicity of the rest of his outfit. On one wrist, he chose a red bracelet and a silver watch, which paired nicely with his easygoing attire. He opted to carry his books in a cross-body satchel (a more polished selection than a backpack). His brown leather shoes are investment pieces that every aspiring fashion maven should have in his closet. For similar footwear, have a look at these models by Camper. A light jacket, similar to the one he has thrown over his arm, is a great piece to keep close by in case of sudden rain showers.
To construct an ensemble that’s both aesthetically pleasing and effortless in appearance, try layering some basic structured pieces and top them off with one or two functional accessories to create an outfit that’s both casual and timeless.
Spotted: The popularity of the jacket continues! Light rain coats were spotted in Salvatore Ferragamo men’s ready-to-wear collection for spring 2014.