LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS: Defining Cool

Let's Hear it for the Boys

While students are all desperate for spring to finally stake its claim in Minnesota, members of the Macalester College community are trying their best to make do with the fluctuating temperatures of early spring. This Fashionisto manages to make the transition between winter and spring seamless by recreating the winter jacket with a thrift store twist. His forest green parka mimics the bomber jacket trend of this season, but stands out on its own with the patchwork patterns that line the midsection. Paired with a pair of loosely-worn Timberlands, the parka gives a vintage edge that calls on fashion moods from the early 1990s. A sweater and a pair of cuffed denim pants keep this outfit smart as the winter winds still remain. Overall, this Fashionisto’s vintage-inspired look is defined, unique and refreshing.

Hint: While this Fashionisto’s look is one-of-a-kind, you can take some tips from him and recreate this outfit on your own terms. To start, I would recommend searching your local thrift store for a parka that matches a style similar to this Fashionisto’s jacket. If thrifting is not your forte, I would provide this jacket from Urban Outfitters as an alternative. Stüssy is a great brand for ’90s-inspired apparel and the pattern on this jacket makes a statement all on its own. The outfit would not be complete without a pair of vintage-washed denim from Levi’s and a pair of Timberland shoes, both of which could be considered staples for the hippest of college students. Pair all this with a laid-back attitude and you have got yourself an effortlessly cool outfit to sport on campus.

 

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