Let's Hear it for the Boys

I can feel it. It’s in the air. The UIUC school spirit is among us, and today’s Fashionisto is rocking his orange and blue. Go Illini! It’s always fun to rock some school gear, but it couldn’t hurt to spice up that Illinois sweater vest you have in your closet.

There are so many ways you can show your love for your university through how you dress. Sweatshirts, pants, polos and even accessories like sunglasses, scarves and handbags don the Illini logo. This provides a great base for a fashionably school spirited ensemble.

Take today’s Fashionisto for example. He is wearing not just any old Illinois sweater, but a vintage piece. The sweater contrasts nicely with the army green rain jacket, cuffed skinnies and gray combat boots. This Fashionisto accessorizes with an oversized infinity scarf, sunglasses and a bandana. Let’s not forget his amazing white messenger bag with brown leather accents.

Today’s Fashionisto takes an awesome retro Illini sweater and makes it modern. With his rain jacket and use of funky accessories like his bandana and combat boots, he transforms his look from everyday Illini fan to a street wear Illini aficionado.

So, one way to put some pizazz into your Illini gear is to work with accessories. But, let’s say you can’t find anything to pair with your Illini wears. Let’s take some advice from today’s Fashionisto and go shopping at a thrift store. Vintage school spirit gear is not only fun to look for, but it will give that outfit you wear at the next basketball game a little edge.  Alternatively, ask friends or relatives if they have vintage Illini wears.

Hint: TOMS shoes allows customers to personalize their shoes. Sport some orange and blue TOMS with the Illini logo!


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