LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS: Layers, Layers, Layers

Let's Hear it for the Boys

This time of year is undoubtedly one of the trickiest to dress for. Snow boots are no longer an acceptable form of footwear, but don’t even think about wearing white until after Memorial Day. Pastels and bright colors are completely appropriate in some parts of the country, but still very unseasonal in others (the Northeast included). As confusing as these rules and guidelines may be, one stylistic choice is sure to keep you looking good in any season or scenario: layer, layer, layer.

This Fashionisto has definitely mastered the art of layering. Although his ensemble’s upper half is almost entirely black and gray, its mixture of textures keeps the look fresh and interesting. Additionally, while layering one hoodie on top of another would ordinarily look bulky, this combination of solids and patterns gives the outfit even more dimension and variety. Always try to have a patterned sweatshirt in your wardrobe for this exact reason.

In my opinion, the final layer is what really makes this look. This Fashionisto’s OBEY jacket not only brings a bit of edge to his ensemble, it is also a perfect transitional piece. Leather is a great protective, lightweight material year-round, especially between seasons.

A pair of maroon corduroys is another wonderful transitional piece. Going into spring, it’s important to always incorporate a bit of color into your outfits; these corduroys have done exactly that, while also keeping this Fashionisto warm and cozy in the last wintry days.

Some gray Converse are a great way to finish this outfit off. On days when you can’t decide between boots and boat shoes, a pair of neutral sneakers is definitely a solid choice, as this Fashionisto demonstrates.

Hint: This look is great for heading to class or grabbing some coffee with friends, but layered looks can be professional, too. Swap the hoodies out for a collared shirt and cozy cardigan and switch the Converse for a pair of leather loafers, and you’ll be internship-ready.

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