Whenever I’m on the hunt for a Fashionisto, I always seem to stay away from men in shorts. For whatever reason, I tend to associate shorts with the gym or the beach and I prefer the look of pants. It wasn’t until I found this Fashionisto on campus that I realized how versatile shorts can be if you know how to style them properly.
I love this Fashionisto’s look because he takes classically preppy elements, such as Sperry Top-Siders, a taupe cardigan and a pair of navy blue shorts, and adds his own edgy twist with a bright printed T-shirt. While most guys might be nervous to incorporate a cardigan into their wardrobe, this Fashionisto makes his look effortlessly cool by pairing it with a statement T-shirt. He is spot on by maintaining a red, tan and navy blue color scheme throughout the ensemble. Sticking with a color scheme can make for a memorable outfit, especially when your incorporate bold hues.
This Fashionisto accessorizes famously by tying his outfit together with a black and tan suede backpack, a preppy navy blue and red stripe watch and a rad pair of tortoise shell Ray-Bans. But, his best accessory is definitely his smile. Next time you’re on campus, try smiling as much as you can because it makes you look and feel more confident, makes others feel good about themselves and brightens up any outfit.
Hint: You can easily tailor your summer outfits to the cooler fall weather by simply swapping your shorts out for a pair of pants. These broken-in chinos from J.Crew would look great in a bold color for fall.