Walking downtown Chicago on a weekday you’ll find yourself amid a crowd of suits. Men in black and blue business suits and women in gray and black skirts fiercely power walking in their white gym shoes to catch the next train or possibly make it back from lunch in time. But within that crowd of black, blue and gray I found this Fashionisto rocking a new professional look.
As a Fashionisto yourself you may find that dressing professional is tough. Maybe you would like to sport some new trends but you’re wondering what exactly is crossing the line in the professional world. But never fear my friends, keeping it trendy while still being professional can be accomplished by anyone and this Fashionisto is the prime example!
First things first, this clean cut Fashionisto keeps his professional attire fashionable by wearing all professional, chic, fitted clothes. The key to this ensemble is in the simplicity of his key pieces.
For one, the Fashionisto sports the perfect mix of professionalism and trendiness by wearing a chambray button-up shirt. Wearing a chambray shirt is the perfect way to dress to impress. It works great because of its timeless class, which is great for work, and its slim fit. Another plus (as if we needed more) is that chambray shirts are greatly known for their versatility. Going out for drinks with a friend after work? No problem, this baby can also double as a casual shirt! Need I say more?
Paired along with the chambray shirt is the perfect pair of summer khakis. Khakis are excellent for the summer for its light color complements the season. Keep in mind that during the summer you should stick to lighter colored pants and save those darker colored pants for fall and winter. This simple yet trendy and professional ensemble is finished off with a pair of tan leather Cole Haan oxfords. The shoes complete the look by still keeping it stylish with its sleek cut. Lastly, the Fashionisto keeps a pair of classic Ray-Ban sunglasses handy for running to grab lunch on a sunny day.
Hint: Going slimmer and more fitted is a growing trend, but just how fitted you go is all personal preference and depends on your body type. To read more on how to rock fitted clothes here!