Let's Hear it for the Boys

Finals week is a week of great rejoice and great dread. We are all ready to get out of school and celebrate summer, but studying for finals is something that rocks us to the core. Having to stay comfortable and make it to 8 a.m. exams can sometimes be a hard task, unless you’re this Fashionisto. This Fashionisto combined comfortable styles with casual pieces that made his outfit look comfy, and not sloppy.

The red gingham shirt demanded attention and gave color to the outfit. The pop of red was a fresh color choice, even for the University of Alabama. Once again, rolling up the sleeves of a long sleeved button-up shirt gave a casual tone to the outfit. The lightweight cotton fabric of this particular shirt stood up to the heat and humidity that Alabama faces during the summer. Having the shirt completely unbuttoned was also a great way to keep cool, but still compensated for buildings that crank up the air conditioners as it gets hotter outside. The unbuttoned shirt provided this Fashionisto an opportunity to show off a cool tank top if he wanted to.

This Fashionisto went for the classic all white tank top option, which was a smart way to bring out the gingham print in his shirt. An all white choice also allowed breathability through the shirt, and didn’t attract heat like black or darker colors. Not contrasting with the button-down, the white tank top was a clever choice to keeping this outfit chic and simple.

To give this outfit “sitting in a chair for 3 hours” security, a pair of well-worn denim shorts were added to the ensemble. Your favorite pair of denim can really make you feel cute and put together, even if you are simply wearing a t-shirt on top. Having a good worn in denim is a staple for any relaxed occasion, or an occasion where you wish you were relaxed, like an exam.

Finishing off the outfit with a pair of black lace-up boots, this Fashionisto took a step in the right direction by complementing his get up with a pair of boots. I have raved about boots being one of the best shoes, but really, they are. Comfortable, versatile and edgy if need be, boots are one of the best choices anyone can make when it comes to shoes. Guys and girls can rock boots, and with this outfit, they go perfectly. Adding a little spice, these boots looked great a little loose and untied. If you wanted to get a little creative, you could even wear a funky sock. Alone, these boots finished off this outfit with the comfortability of your bed in the morning.

Finals week doesn’t have to be an uphill battle, especially for your clothing. Wearing comfortable staples can not only make you look good, but make you feel good. Happy finals week!

Hint: Gingham doesn’t have to be your main print of choice. Sticking with one print and classic staples can mean rocking any kind of fun print you want!


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