LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS: “Spring” Sweater

Let's Hear it for the Boys

As the winter thaws very slowly here at Middlebury, it can be hard to dress properly for the drastic weather changes. With the snow and ice releasing their grip on the landscape, layers are key to staying comfortable and fashionable. Today’s Fashionisto demonstrates a stylish way to tackle tricky layers. What sets him apart from other Fashionistos is his ability to inject some personality into his outfit.

The focal point of his outfit is a colorful, patterned sweater. Color can be overwhelming and intimidating. This Fashionisto resolves this problem by choosing a sweater that remains all within a similar color family. Other colors are worked in as minute details, which add to the depth of the sweater. He combines this sweater with a mid-length camel colored pea coat. The lighter color adds a feeling of spring while maintaining the vital warmth needed for surprise cold fronts.

His accessories stay in line with his general aesthetic, adding new details and personality without distracting from the main items. The text on his hat adds visual interest with the contrasting stitching and remains within the same color family established by his sweater. His backpack continues the color themes onto his back surface and is casual with the distressed details, but maintains his unique style.

Hint: When choosing an outfit, don’t be afraid of incorporating fun items that show your personality. As the weather changes, so does our clothing, but don’t let that restrict your choices. Accessories with small, fun details can add personality to an outfit without the intimidation factor. Just remember when choosing these accessories to keep them practical and weather appropriate.

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