LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS: Heather Contrast

Let's Hear it for the Boys

After seemingly endless weeks of hesitant weather checking, it looks like it’s finally going to be a nice few 70 degree days in Ann Arbor. Many students have gone back home to drop off the last of their sweaters and boots, and have thus fully completed the winter-summer closet swap. Indeed, today I finally wore shorts out for the first time (ignoring my prickly leg hair) and truly enjoyed the first few glimpses of summer.

With warm weather often comes outfits that feature more skin— a wardrobe change that I happily welcome. Guys and girls alike on campus are increasingly swapping out their leggings and chinos for skirts and shorts, and their heavy sweaters for lighter tops like the one this Fashionisto is wearing. I approached him specifically because of his top, a quarter-button shirt with contrast heather colors. Both the heather red and heather blue are perfect transitional colors for spring, appealing yet not too alarmingly bright. The small details that this shirt features really bring his outfit to a new level that a regular T-shirt simply would not be able to do.

The rest of his outfit also feature small details that are worth mentioning. His shorts are not only a nice navy blue color that goes perfectly with his heather colored shirt, but are also a shorter length that is functional for someone who bikes around campus frequently. Additionally, his shoes are extremely unique: leather cap-toed shoes with a canvas body. All in all, the shirt along with the other details that go into this outfit truly make it stand out as a unique warm weather combination.

Hint: Swap out your go-to v-neck for a shirt with contrast pockets, contrast sleeves or both!


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