LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS: Pumped Up Kicks

Let's Hear it for the Boys

How many of you all like to get out of bed on a gray, rainy morning at 8:30 a.m. to get ready for class? Well, I’ll say that climbing out of my warm bed to prepare for the elements is the last thing I want to do. Not to mention putting a stylish look together. No chance.

Based on these feelings, I’m sure you can understand why I was so impressed when I ran into this Hoosier Fashionisto empowering the rainy day blues. Instead of succumbing to the miserable weather, this Fashionisto let the rain inspire his look by rocking the blues and grays. Rain isn’t an excuse to wear sweats, but instead the perfect opportunity to break out your stylish raincoat. Men and women alike should invest in a quality raincoat because they provide a different type of protection from the water than a down coat would in the freezing cold. Take the time to find a coat that fits your body type, whether it is a classic trench or a more modern bomber style like the one seen here; there is the perfect coat out there for you.

It’s important to not let the weather deter you from expressing yourself. This Fashionisto embodies the grays and blues of the rainy skies to pull his look together. By mixing the patterns in his tie and dress shirt, he makes sure his look doesn’t fall flat.

Rainy days for females usually equate to matching rain boots and umbrellas. However, that trend isn’t as popular with the males on campus, leaving them with the question: how do I keep my clothes dry? This Fashionisto takes advantage of his Nike high-tops to keep the bottom of his jeans dry, which in turn allows him to show off the detail and coloring of his Air Jordans. As I mentioned in a previous post (LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS: Totally Tailored), cropping the bottoms of your pants gives you the opportunity to show off your kicks—the same principle applies here.

High-top sneakers have become more than just a basketball shoe. With so many different styles, brands and colors available, they have become the perfect accessory for walking around campus all day.

Hint: Just because high-tops are gym shoes doesn’t mean they can only be worn with sweats. Take a cue from this Fashionisto and pair your seemingly casual shoe with a dressier shirt and tie for a cool, young professional look.

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