Budget. It’s the word that makes us cringe; however, we shouldn’t be sacrificing fashion in the sake of saving money. Being a student comes with a student budget, so this week I’ve looked past the glitz and glamour and focused on stylish fashion that is affordable and ideal to a student lifestyle. I spotted this Fashionisto from across campus in a simple, low-budget outfit. With a carefree smile, he pulls off this casual look that turns heads without the need for designer garments.
This Fashionisto wears a black button-down shirt, which is a popular choice of top that I’ve seen on the streets in the past few months. This piece gives the illusion of formality but could be dressed down with playful prints and pattern. It could even be worn with more casual items such as a plain, gray jacket from Target as this Fashionisto has done. These shirts have been popular among designers such as Paul Smith and Robert Geller. Along with denim jeans from Lee, this Fashionisto completes his look with worn out red Vans sneakers and a handy khaki backpack from Herschel.
Hint: The safe option to wearing button-down shirts is to opt for a simple basic color like black, blue or white. However, run the riskier choice of wearing a shirt with a funky pattern could be rewarding, as it shows individualism and brings personality to your outfit!