LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS: Bold Prints

Let's Hear it for the Boys

In a city that experiences precipitation in a relatively high amount of days per year, it is hard to stay away from the sweatpants, rain boots and windbreakers that are commonly sported on campus. To most students walking around on campus, it is far easier to combine such elements to produce a minimalistic style with warmth at its core. Because of the traditional rain gear invading campus fashion, it’s easier to spot the Fashionisto who challenges these ideals and makes statements by incorporating intricate pieces in his wardrobe as a form of expression.

This Fashinisto exhibits an approachable look with his printed shirt filled with classic colors and repeating patterns. With an ensemble that falls in the category of everyday wear, this trendy fellow takes a break from the plain monochromatic fabrics and classic shapes that define a man’s wardrobe. The printed Karmaloop shirt is vibrant and playful but still retaining a highly masculine quality. He offers a great contrast with his classic leather jacket while maintaining the focus on the base of the outfit. He then finishes off with some River Island dark denim jeans and boots with similar hues to keep his look clean and well refined. Through creatively pairing prints and solids, this Fashionisto successfully creates a well-balanced look.

Hint: Whether you are a fashion-forward kind of guy or you are slightly more conservative, prints and patterns allow you to maintain your aesthetic while giving your outfits more edge. Play upon versatility by opting for bold pieces to mix and match for effortlessly chic looks.

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