As college students during the summer, if you’re not taking classes or reading ahead for the coming semester, you’re probably trying to save up a few bucks with a summer job. Being employed is usually a good thing, but sometimes having to report to the workplace every day can put a huge limit on the breadth of fashionable items that you can adorn yourself in. However, the task of making your personal appearance stand out is not a completely impossible one. With easy accessories and additions to your work uniform, you can show off your taste while staying inside the lines of your dress code.
This Fashionisto personalizes his plain outfit with a couple tweaks that help him stand out. First, he has chosen a shade of pants that remain within the rules of his workplace while still making an impact. By picking a corduroy fabric that has a bit more yellow to it than a khaki material would, the contrast between his polo and pants is sharpened dramatically. He also sticks with a more form fitting boot cut that is professional but not overly bulky. Besides the bottom half of his outfit, he also adds a couple of meaningful bracelets to his ensemble to add a pop of color to a normally bland clothing combination.
The outstanding addition to his outfit, however, lies in his shoes. These Oxfords are durable enough to get the job done when conditions aren’t always the cleanest at your place of employment, but they also carry a sense of personality with them. The designs on the leather material stand out among the dreariness of your average boots or slip-ons, and the more worn the shoes look, the more character they have. Even the shoelaces are durable enough to handle the perils of the workplace.
While the color or style of your everyday attire may be decided by powers greater than yourself, at the end of the day your ultimate goal is to have some aspect of your style noticeable to the outside world. This outfit would look positively plain without the spectacular addition of this classic pair of shoes.
Hint: If you’re looking to spice up your dress code, leather might be a good option for you. Whether you’re upgrading your billfold, belt or boot collection, leather always adds a professional touch to whatever you’re wearing, whether you’re on or off the clock.