Let's Hear it for the Boys

There is nothing more perfectly convenient for college students than the mix and match trend. Facing the stress of classes, tests and academic success can put a toll on your time available for picking the perfect ensemble. So why not have a few essentials available to be switched around to create a variety of outfits? Not only does this save you money and time but it also feeds into an innovative spirit that we all should one day develop. Especially for the fall season, layering different elements can give you an effortless look while still being fashion forward.

Take it from this Fashionisto who simply layers a wool blend sweater and candy cane colored button-up. The light brown chinos that he pairs with the layered sweater and top provide a nice contrast that is also reminiscent in his loafers. The understated combination of fall essentials gives an air of collegiate sophistication and style. To tackle this task of mixing and matching, just pick some of your quintessential seasonal favorites to make combos with. It is always good to have a classic wool blend sweater like this one from J.Crew and a simple pair of khakis or straight jeans. To add the layering effect to the ensemble pair a fun patterned button-down perfect the college boy vibe. A simple pair of military style black boots can add a little flair and also be translated into other ensembles. Check out this blogger’s Styl’d profile on Gap to get a visual sense of this trend. In no time, you will have all the elements to continue making a multitude of outfits in between studying and classes.

Hint: Mixing and matching can be done with just about anything. It is important to first have basics so that you don’t look mix-matched. To do this get fundamental pieces such as wool sweaters, button-downs, jeans and a simple boot. Classics pieces can be added together to make an ensemble that looks effortlessly chic!


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