College years are a man’s last chance to dress up in T-shirts and shorts on all seven days of the week. Once out of university, all men will have to face the sad reality that their dream outfit is no longer acceptable and will end up buying a suit to wear on all seven days of the week (or at least five).
This Retail, Merchandising and Product Development senior at Florida State University seems to be getting a head start on being an adult. I spotted him on his way to a merchandise-buying lecture to where dressing semi-professional was a must.
A clean look overall, he kept it college-casual, yet professional. Wearing a miniature houndstooth pattern dress-pant gives enough texture on the bottom without looking too audacious. On top, this Fashionisto selected a little bit of color to go with his muted pants; a blue and white gingham shirt was the perfect choice for these last summer days.
When it comes to shoes and belts, on the professional level, it’s important to keep it traditional. Matching black leather pieces will look polished and not as if they were a last minute thought. Additionally, always remember to wear a watch. A good looking timepiece will be a man’s statement piece since it’s the ultimate sign of success and strive. An all gold Michael Kors watch denotes this Fashionisto’s hunger for success. As the famous quote goes “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have.”
Hint: Keep a pair of red printed shorts in your backpack to make your look bar ready, yet stylish.