LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS: Keepin’ it Casual

Let's Hear it for the Boys

It seems that each week as I walk on campus I find that more and more boys are rocking plaid button-downs. Now, I don’t know if its because it’s simply an overwhelming trend that can’t be avoided or if it is that they are warm enough when layered that some guys don’t have to worry about adding a coat. Regardless, it’s all I have been seeing! Not that sporting a plaid button-down is a bad thing – far from it. This style shirt comes in a ton of patterns and colors so your mixing and matching varieties are endless. For example, you can go with a fine lined plaid shirt like this one or one that is just a little more bold like this one, both from Vineyard Vines. Both of these button-downs have extreme versatility and can be worn from day to night when paired with the right pieces.

This week’s Fashionisto wears a bolder plaid pattern that incorporates a rich purple, white and black. I loved this shirt because it was seemingly comfortable yet served its purpose of keeping him warm enough to wear without a coat. The colors of this shirt are perfect to transition from a day of classes to a night out with some friends. He pairs this shirt with a pair of khaki pants, another campus favorite. These pants are also comfortable yet they are a little more dressed up than a pair of jeans. Finally, he wears a pair of black adidas sneakers to finish off this look. These allow on the go students to stay stylish and comfortable all day long!

Hint: Hitting up a concert or event where you want to look your best but don’t want to overheat? Roll up your sleeves for a relaxed look that will keep you cool in your heavyweight button-down. Though most men roll their sleeves up after a long day’s work anyway, consider trying this look from the start of your day or night. It adds a bit of flair to your everyday look while remaining stylish.


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