LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS: Leather It Up

Let's Hear it for the Boys

As a new semester dawns upon us, we are mentally preparing ourselves for the spring. New professors, new classes and new styles await us. While we’re busy updating our wardrobes, let us not forget about staple items for any Fashionisto/a’s closet.

This week’s Fashionisto keeps it casual with flannel and adds some edge with leather. An essential to any wardrobe, leather jackets are great for all seasons. Though often misunderstood, leather keeps coming back. Some say it’s only for nights out, but as this Fashionisto shows us, it can be done at any time! Keep it casual with a plaid shirt or even a graphic tee. Leather can go with any pattern as long as you do it right. Here, our styling stud kept his button-up casual by buttoning down, but remember, two buttons max! During these wintry months, layering maintains warmth without the bulkiness.

These leather boots complement our Fashionisto’s jacket perfectly. Without being too matchy, he combines brown leather combat boots with a great pair of straight legged jeans. By thinly cuffing his jeans, he creates a texture that mimics the jacket. These jeans show off his modern, yet classic, leather boots. High top boots pair well with button-ups or even a simple tee to achieve that timeless James Dean look.

Hint: When cuffing your jeans, make sure to cuff thinly and neatly. Limit the cuffing to one or two rolls; over-cuffing can make you look shorter. Also, if you’re wanting a classic pair of boots, try browsing through Aldo or Zara, you’ll be sure to find a pair.

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