So how does a UVA student pack and prepare for the day when he can’t he make it back home for food, the next class’s books or anything else? This Fashionisto is ready for the long and hot day ahead of him. He’s wearing a multi-purple toned plaid short sleeved button-down with khaki shorts and blue boat shoes with white shoelaces. The shoes are coupled with khaki socks that go well with his shorts.
But what’s great about this outfit is that it does not stop at just the clothes! His accessories tell us about his school day. To start, his silver watch keeps him on time for class; then, his backpack carries all of his school essentials. And I think it’s funny that his lanyard – probably holding his keys or ID – is dangling out of his pocket, giving off the hurried, college student vibe. Also, his readily available headphones around his neck give him the opportunity to relax as he walks between classes. Finally, it is fitting that he stays hydrated throughout the day with the electrolyte-filled Gatorade.
Hint: How can you become dressed and ready for a hot, school day and still look relaxed? Go for the short sleeve, brightly colored button down, it does not have to be plaid like his! Then choose a more subtle bottom – either a khaki or gray pair of shorts. For functional shoes and long-distance walking, choose a pair of boat shoes, great for summer but will also get you where you need to be! And finally, you will of course need some add-ons. Any backpack will do, your preferred style of headphones, and something to keep you hydrated.