LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS: Patriotic Basics

Let's Hear it for the Boys

Spring is rolling in with its undetermined weather patterns and it has made no exception for Cincinnati. It is frequently said that if you do not like the weather in Ohio, wait a couple minutes and it is bound to change. These temperamental weather patterns can make it difficult to put together a look when you never know what to expect, but this Fashionisto demonstrates a classic look with a statement shoe.

Some people fear the basics when they are putting together a look because they do not want to blend in with their surroundings, or in other words, they want their fashion sense to stand out amongst the crowd. This Fashionisto chose a classic white V-neck Polo shirt to compliment his dark wash denim jeans. Simple, crisp and classic. A basic white T-shirt is not just a great undershirt when wearing more formal clothing; it can also be used to create a great spring look.

With the unpredictable temperatures comes the battle between shorts and pants. When those days that linger around the higher temperatures approach, a decision must be made. In this case, our Fashionisto chose to wear a crisp pair of dark wash denim jeans. By pairing a long pant with a short-sleeved top, this ensemble is ideal for those fluctuating days. This look can take him through the cool spring mornings, to the warmer afternoons and even back to the cool evening air.

A great shoe is always appreciated when complimenting a simple look. This Fashionisto chose to sport his patriotic pride by wearing a red, white and blue pair of Sperry Top-Siders. When people think about adding a statement to their look, many consider accessories or printed shirts, but our Fashionisto chose to change things up a bit by creating his statement with a pair of patterned shoes. This pattern is great for the spring. These shoes function as a pop of color, a statement piece and a comfortable shoe perfect for whatever the weather throws at him.

This Fashionisto also chose to dabble in the accessories department. His classic Ray-Ban sunnies are the perfect accessory for those sunny walks to class. To complete his outfit, he chose a great, yet functional accessory. A watch not only adds to the aesthetics of a look but can also be put to great use when your phone is too far out of reach. Our Fashionisto’s completed look demonstrates the ideal combination of comfortable, crisp and casual for spring.

Hint: Men, do not be intimidated by the concept of accessories. A great watch, a pair of sunglasses or a messenger bag can all be a great addition to complement your look.


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