Most college students can all agree on one thing: there are not enough hours in a day. We wonder how we can get it all accomplished–between class, work, homework and looking towards our futures. I chose this Fashionisto because he epitomized the busy college student. This outfit is sure to look dapper for either a class presentation or an interview.
This Fashionisto wore a pair of gray pin-striped dress pants, a pair of square-toe dress shoes and a double-breasted peacoat. His pants were Perry Ellis and his peacoat was by Nautica. Fashionistas, this look is easily replicable for you all, too! Dark peacoats and a pair of leather shoes can be a go-to pieces for either Fashionistas or Fashionistos.
A nautical aesthetic is unusual when it comes to a black garment, yet this unexpected aspect of this Fashionisto’s ensemble caught my eye. I loved the sailor anchor detail on his peacoat’s buttons. This detail showed that this Fashionisto included touches of his own flair for a subdued work attire. The multiple pockets on his peacoat were another detail, and were functional for the cold weather. It is true that you can never go wrong with a trustworthy peacoat. A peacoat can be worn when you go out with friends or when you work in a professional setting. A black peacoat and a pair of black shoes are staples for professionals. This Fashionisto’s pair of square-toe dress shoes, complete with a silver buckle, were more polished than an average pair of round-toe dress shoes.
Building a professional wardrobe in college is such an important goal, so add it to your to-do list! I promise that your professional self will thank you later. Start with the classic pieces, such as a professionally tailored blazer, a pair of leather shoes and a minimal button-down shirt. If you stick to the classic pieces, you will not waste your time wondering what to wear to work. However, remember to incorporate your unique personal flair to this look, whether you are in the workplace or not.
Spotted: Yves Saint Laurent included square-toe shoes in its spring 2012 ready-to-wear runway show.