There is an old rule that says white cannot be worn after Labor Day, aside from select shades that are considered to be “winter white.” But Fashionistos write their own rules and also know that sporting a style vibe of school spirit is always on point, regardless of the season.
I spotted this Fashionisto at a basketball game. He’s a manager to the team, so it’s important that his look be professional, yet practically spirited and casual. His white shirt and leather boat shoes are a nod to our university’s school colors, red and white. At the same time, the collared button-down style of his shirt in combination with his complementary navy blue cotton undershirt achieves the perfect balance between dressy and casual. This Fashionisto adds a bit of polish and ironic trendiness to his look by wearing a classic pinstripe single-breasted sports jacket, which is currently in fashion for the fall/winter 2012 season. His medium-wash straight jeans mimic the look of trousers, but the denim keeps it young by balancing the dressiness of his sports jacket. This Fashionisto added a fringed black scarf with white linear stitching that he styled by knotting a single time. I absolutely love the unexpected twist that his scarf brings to his look, and how the white stitching in his scarf pulls in the white base of his shirt and shoes.
Hint: The key to this Fashionisto’s casual, yet professional style is wearing formal garments in relaxed materials. Button-down shirts become casual when worn in relaxed materials, such as a light-weight cotton. The straight leg trouser style also becomes more casual when worn in denim. If you’re not a fan of the boat shoe try a leather sneaker. For maximum Fashionisto style, wear a pair of shoes in the color of either your sports jacket, button-down shirt or scarf to create a balanced to your look. You’ll be sure to find a shoe in your university’s colors within Sperry’s collection. Are you sporting this look to the next game or somewhere else? Tweet your take on this look #ArdenGraceViralStyle, and it could be retweeted by me for all of my CollegeFashonista followers to see.