It is almost impossible to not notice a nicely dressed guy around campus. I think the reason that most guys take the easy route when dressing themselves is because they think dressing nicely requires more effort then it actually does. Some of the most fashionable looks for men can be put together in just a few minutes. While walking around campus or sitting in class, majority of the guys around you are either wearing a sweatshirt or tee paired together with basketball shorts or sweatpants. While this isn’t the worst look out there, there is a lot more that can be done. Swapping out your usual basketball shorts for a pair of jeans is a simple and easy way to freshen up your look. This Fashionisto caught my eye, and really impressed me with his fashion choices for a regular class day.
Name: AJ Wegrzyn
Major: Environmental Studies
CollegeFashionista: What shoes do you usually throw on before going to class?
AJ Wegrzyn: My moccasins are most comfortable and easiest to slip on before running out the door, but I will occasionally put a pair of Sperry Top-Siders or gym shoes on depending on what I’m wearing.
CF: What does your typical outfit consist of on a school day?
AW: It depends on the day. If I’m feeling tired and lazy I have no problem putting on a pair of sweatpants and a sweatshirt, but if I’m awake and ready to go with some time on my hands I’ll throw on a pair of jeans with a sweater or polo tee and put my black jacket on.
CF: Where are some of your favorite stores to shop at?
AW: Polo Ralph Lauren is my go to store, almost all of my shirts, button-downs, sweaters and socks are from Polo. If I’m looking for a pair of jeans or a nice jacket I usually go to Macy’s.
CF: What is your favorite part of the outfit you are wearing?
AW: I love my watch and I wear it almost every day. I feel like it dresses up my outfit no matter what I’m wearing. It is also very useful!
How to: Boys, recreating this look is much easier than you would think, give it a shot! Throw on a pair of nice jeans such as Calvin Klein worn by this Fashionisto. Search your closet for a nice looking sweater; Polo Ralph Lauren has a great varieties of styles and colors. Layer that sweater with a black sophisticated jacket such as the Kenneth Cole jacket worn above. Ditch the gym shoes and throw on a nice pair of moccasins or Sperry Top-Siders. Lastly, add a watch to dress up your look even further. You can go flashy with the Fossil watch worn above, or keep it simple with a small leather band. Trust me, these simple changes will not go unnoticed!