Younger school children may yearn for the arrival of summer break, but every college student knows that when finals end, so does another great year of excitement on campus. As soon as residence halls are evacuated and term projects are turned in, students are forced to leave the friends and memories they’ve made as they wait for the coming school year. So what’s the easiest way to keep in touch with your school style over the break?
This Fashionisto sticks to his bookish looks both on and off campus, sporting thick rimmed glasses and a manicured look of quiet intelligence. His outfit creates an image of the guy we’ve all seen sitting in the corner of the local coffee joint, hair mussed with his nose in a book. He sports a Lucky Brand plaid button-up, looking casual with a hint of formality. His gray Hawkings McGill cardigan, sold at Urban Outfitters, adds a touch of class to his ensemble, with a clean-cut look that says “I dress well, but I’m not too loud about it.” Hawkings McGill Suede Desert Boots give just the right indie edge to bring in a modest sophistication to his outfit, and the cuffed Gap brand pants show off just enough of his boots without looking too short.
Muted darker colors allow this outfit to be fashionable and unique without calling too much attention to its wearer. Plaid patterns can make any ensemble pop without having to scream as much as neon colors or obnoxious floral patterns. He tucks his shirts into similarly tinted pants with a thick solid colored belt to separate different hues. The cardigan and shoes offset the browns and maroons of his shirt and pants, easing the eyes with the diversity of gray shades.
Hint: Though you may not be in the classroom over break, you can easily keep some class in your summer style by using expertly coordinated colors and sophisticated items such as the cardigan and button-up. Whether you’re still hitting the books or spending a night on the town, tying outfits together with a pair of glasses or a thick belt can give you the image of both a stylish student and sophisticated man ready for the working world.