Campus is the perfect place to people-watch. Sitting on an orange and green glider beneath a palm tree in the September heat, I admire the outfits of the passersby — doesn't get better than that, right? Well, it gets a little old when the majority of the male students roaming around are wearing ill-fitting basketball shorts and mismatched T-shirts. That's why it's a breath of fresh air when I catch a glimpse of guys like this week's Fashionisto.
This Fashionisto was spotted wearing a powder blue linen short-sleeve button down. He created a laidback vibe by leaving the first few buttons undone and sporting a white T-shirt underneath. Paired with classic chino shorts, the look united New England prep with Florida cool. The best part of this outfit? The shoes. This Fashionisto wore wingtip Oxford shoes in brown and powder blue leather. Although they match the rest of the outfit perfectly, they also add an unexpected trendy touch to an otherwise tame ensemble.
Name: Chris Sullivan
CollegeFashionista: What are you wearing today?
CF: How would you describe your style?
CS: Summer preppy, I would say.
CF: If you could trade wardrobes with anyone, who would it be?
CS: I would trade with Jason Segel. I often see him on film and TV wearing things I already own.
CF: What is the one item in your wardrobe you can't live without?
CS: I wouldn't be able to live without my boxers — finding comfortable boxers is hard to do!
How To: These blue suede oxfords by Sperry Top-Sider are an amazing blend between polished prep and contemporary hip. You can grab your own pair at Nordstrom! For timeless button-downs like this, browse the racks at J.Crew — the authority on everything prep!