The pollen level throughout North Carolina’s Research Triangle has been on the high side for the past few days, and it is taking a major toll on the students who attend the universities that anchor it. But although the students have been suffering from itchy eyes, coughing fits and stuffy noses, the spring allergies have not negatively impacted their style.
To keep morale high during this time of misery, more guys have been donning geometric patterns instead of the typical stripes and plaids. This Fashionisto is wearing a button-up shirt that features a quirky pattern made of circles. As some extra flair, his shirt also boasts dark mother-of-pearl buttons. Geometric patterned garments envelope a broad spectrum — they can be completely outlandish or surprisingly tame. The limit does not exist! If you want to go geometric, take a look at this smart button-up shirt from ASOS and maybe even this polo shirt from River Island.
This Fashionisto does geometry right by juxtaposing the pattern’s novelty against the simplicity of the rest of his outfit, which include jeans, boots and a watch. His pair of dark wash jeans and sturdy leather boots add an element of hushed masculinity to his jazzy shirt. The leather band of his watch parallels the rich brown of his boots. Leather bands are an all-around favorite, but cloth bands are a great alternative, especially in hotter weather. With his sharp sense of style, this Fashionisto is definitely beating the springtime allergies.
Hint: It’s easy to go overboard when it comes to wearing geometric patterned garments. To avoid busyness, chose a single piece that has a geometric pattern, and let that be your focus. The rest of your outfit should work to draw attention to that garment. Accessories should be kept to a minimum.