Let's Hear it for the Boys

Just because we have been living in an icebox lately doesn’t mean that your style must suffer also. Although most people opt to wear the warm winter coat, others gravitate towards the layering technique.

I am a huge believer of layering to keep warm without covering up your entire outfit, just like this Fashionisto. In fact layering is a way to add different textures and depth to an outfit. He begins his layering process with the basics, a T-shirt and dark washed jeans. However, he didn’t keep this basic TOO basic wearing a gray shirt with a brightly colored patterned statement pocket on the front. As the second layer this Fashionisto adds an anchor printed button-up shirt found at Target. He chooses to keep the outfit casual by wearing the button-up open and exposing the undershirt in all its glory. But if you later decide to go out that night with your friends, a quick way to tailor this outfit would be to simply button it up all the way to your neck.

To put the icing on the cake a coat does the trick. This Fashionisto sports a shearling-lined coat from American Apparel, which is a guaranteed tactic to protect you from brisk winds and plummeting temperatures as the day goes on. You can’t forget the shoes and accessories! He has his Vans on, but they look like sneakers, and a backwards cap solidifying the laid back feel of this ensemble. Who says that in the winter you have to cover up? Don’t let the frigid temperatures restrict your individuality and creativity.

Hint: If anytime throughout the day you overheat, removing the button-up and tying it around your waist is a fashionable way to cool down without the risk of leaving it on a classroom seat. Also, if you’re balling on a budget and don’t want to fork out a lot of dough on an extra layer of clothing, flannels and basic T-shirts can be found at any thrift store for little or nothing.


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