Since I usually spot a majority of trendy Fashionistas on my campus, this week I decided to switch it up by featuring my very first Fashionisto! Whether reading this for your own fashion tips or for your boyfriend, brother or best friend, it is essential to understand guy’s fall fashion. Newsflash boys: it is no longer warm outside, which means you can’t just throw on a T-shirt and shorts and call it a day. With fall in full swing, jeans, layers and closed-toe shoes are a must. So why not use the change of seasons as an excuse to buy some trendy fall wardrobe staples?
I spotted this adorable Fashionisto around the academic quad this weekend (I’ll let you all in on a little secret: he’s my boyfriend!) He’s sporting the ideal preppy layered look for this fall. Before the weather gets too cold, fall is the perfect time for a great heavy sweater. This Ralph Lauren half-zip sweater should be one of many fall staples in every Fashionisto’s closet. This sweater comes in eight colors and almost all of them match with just about everything. Did I mention that it’s also really warm and comfortable? With this sweater, you can either make it more causal with jeans or dress it up with khaki pants and dressier shoes. Here’s a tip: these sweaters oftentimes go on sale during the season at department stores like Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s.
My Fashionisto decided to pair his Ralph Lauren sweater with a flannel button-up. Although many brands have flannels like this one, I recommend Vineyard Vines. Vineyard Vines has adorable fall colored flannels to complete a fall preppy look. Putting the collar of the button-up over the sweater creates a polished and preppy look. These sport shirts are also very warm, as they are made from cotton yarn flannel.
Last but not least, guys normally do not accessorize with much. Unlike girls, they do not have ample opportunity to pair their outfits with accessories like jewelry, scarves and bags. However, a watch is the perfect exception for guys. This Fashionisto wears a stainless steel, blue-faced sport watch, very similar to this Decker Stainless Steel Watch by Fossil. Fossil is a great watch brand for Fashionistos because they are affordable and super durable. If a guy in your life does not own an everyday watch like this, buy it for him! They make great gifts, trust me.
The bottom line is that guys fall fashion certainly should not be ignored. There’s no excuse why any guy cannot dress like a true Fashionisto!