LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS: Patterns Please

Let's Hear it for the Boys

While spring has not made its entrance weather-wise, Fashionistos campus-wide are taking this trend and storming the runways of campus. We all know that spring is associated with blossoming flowers, rainy days, cool to warm weather and so many other loveable, yet hard to deal with aspects of such a great season, but that will not stop even the most uninspired person from feeling the need to step out in his best this spring. These Fashionistos are definitely stepping out and stepping up their wardrobes for the season.

I believe that one of the simplest, yet most daring ways for a man to set himself apart from the rest of the campus is by wearing a pattern (or print, however you would like to think of it). Not only does it add pizzazz to an otherwise dull and boring outfit, but also being that there are few ways for men to accessorize, the addition of something as small as a printed tie will add confidence and class; things a man should never be without. According to GQ Magazine, ties are definitely making a comeback and even music artists such as Justin Timberlake in his new song “Suit & Tie” mention the positive effects of wearing ties. I say you Fashionistos try adding a tie to a collared shirt next time you want a few extra glances on campus!

This week’s Fashionisto embodies the class, confidence and patterned tie that is making its way onto the spring runways. Wearing a casual khaki pant and layering a navy blue cardigan over a light blue button-down shirt calls attention to the outfit. Yet he proceeds to add a patterned tie, neatly placed within the opening of his cardigan, a wrist watch to accessorize and finishes the outfit with a pair of navy blue on ivory oxfords.

How To: To imitate this Fashionisto great look try heading to your local department store, such as Macy’s or Nordstroms and grab a tie…or even two. Also a bow tie would be a great addition, and yet another way to wear a tie with such a simply, yet classy outfit. Add your favorite pair of colored pants and a great fitting cardigan and you will definitely turn heads on campus. Remember if you’re ever in doubt, pattern it out!

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