Who needs a jacket, when you can wear a vest? For this Fashionisto, it was worth being a little chilly as the Syracuse fall rolls in so he could rock this schoolboy chic look.
Right now is the perfect time of year for the ever-fabulous vest. For those days when it’s too warm for a coat and too cold for nothing, meet your new best friend. The vest doesn’t have to serve a weather-induced purpose. Vests are layers, and the layered look oozes fall.
Like this Fashionisto, for example: as he was walking out of the business school in a huge crowd my eye went right to him. Why? Because his vest makes a statement. The contrast of the camel color of the vest against his baby blue shirt immediately stands out. The camel color not only adds warmth to his cool shirt, but also a richness that exemplifies fall fashion.
His statement doesn’t stop there. He carries through his tailored look by meticulously matching his baby blue button-down and camel-colored vest to his cream satchel backpack with blue and camel accents, and to his two-tones camel and nude suede oxfords. This could come across as a little too much of the same, but it works. Our Fashionisto has a retro-feel to him. With his perfectly coiffed hair and easy-go-lucky rolled-up sleeves, he could be straight out of the ’50s—but he would definitely still be a ’50s hipster.
Hint: For a more casual look, vest-it with jeans. This tailored plaid vest with a dark wash denim gives off a perfect fall look with a Will Schuester vibe.