LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS: Prepster

Let's Hear it for the Boys

This guy looks ready for just about anything; from classes to an interview, to even just hanging out, he’ll be doing all of these things in style. With this outfit he discovered an excellent medium between casual and professional, and he definitely plays the part of a well-dressed college student with straight As across the board!

He begins this gloomy-hued ensemble with the combination of a gray long sleeve polo shirt and a pair of navy chino shorts. A similar shirt can be found here, and with its perfect combination of a laid back yet professional style, it can be appropriate to wear for anything from campus to an internship. His chinos are a great navy color, and just like the polo, can be found in practically any color. This kind of look can be mixed and matched and recreated in lots of different ways; it just depends on the addition of a jacket or shoes to dress it up or down.

This Fashionisto used accessories sparingly and in just the right way. I love how those simple, classic backpacks for school now come in great color combinations, like his and this one from Urban Outfitters. Along with that, his brown and silver belt is a nice pop of a lighter neutral shade to separate his polo shirt and shorts. Finally, he finished things off with a pair of tan leather slip-on shoes, which are a great staple, complementing the belt and contributing to the casual side of his look.

This classic, professional, college-guy ensemble is simple and really looks like he makes the effort, not only professionally but also in his clothing choices. Regardless of your style, this look is a good one to try and you can do so anywhere, in any color with any accessories to make it your own, so why not?

How To: To bring this look a step closer to your more casual comfort zone, try a raglan shirt like this one. This is a super flexible piece that dresses down a pair of chino shorts but is still long sleeved and isn’t too casual, maintaining a put together prepster style.

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