Although fall is right around the corner, the heat is still unbearable here in Atlanta. As a result, color blocking can be a great way to add some playfulness to a casual (and cool) outfit to stay looking great in the heat. Today’s Fashionisto is a perfect example of this, pairing his retro striped crew neck T-shirt with a classic Converse backpack and snapback hat. His adidas Originals bring the whole outfit full circle as a perfect throwback to the ’90s. The great this about this Fashionisto’s outfit is that there are many different ways you can replicate his look if you key off of a few necessary pieces: shorts, T-shirts and a hat can all be paired to find that perfect casual fit for a day of class.
Accessories like a retro backpack and classic snapback can make or break an outfit and are perfect for any Fashionisto because they can easily be added to really make a look pop. Take some advice from this Fashionisto and find out what inspired his classic outfit below.
Name: Matt Cleare
Major: Marketing and Music
CollegeFashionista: What inspired your look today?
Matt Cleare: I wanted to look fresh, I was saving this outfit for the first day of classes but decided to sport it today instead.
CF: What’s your favorite college friendly budget piece of clothing?
MC: A classic crew neck T-shirt, I especially like pastels.
CF: Which pieces do you consider to be most important in an outfit?
MC: You have to have the right pair of pants or shorts, they’re a necessity.
How To: This Fashionisto rocks an awesome look that should make all guys want to travel back in time to the classic stripes and primary colors of the ’90s. Especially with the intense heat rolling in late this August, take this Fashionisto’s advice and find a good pair shorts that will keep you cool in the sun. Pair these with a plain striped T-shirt or add a shirt with bright patterns and when it comes to accessorizing, any number of snapback hats can help you accent such a unique look. Search for interesting wording or vintage images to really bring it all together, check out thrift stores to really find that perfect retro hat. Grab a pair of sneakers with just the right touch of simplicity like today’s Fashionisto and lastly to really pack that throwback punch, make sure that the colors in your look mesh and top them off with an awesomely bright backpack.