Let's Hear it for the Boys

One of my favorite menswear trends this season is the tailored, layered look. Not only is it easy to achieve, but if you layer correctly, you can appear to have spent hours putting your outfit together. This Fashionisto’s outfit is extremely sleek and polished. He is wearing a black V-neck sweater layered on top of a sapphire blue button-down shirt. He harmonized his layers with a pair of white denim pants and a brown pair of the infamous boating shoes. For accessories, this Fashionisto kept it clean and simple with a stylish Fossil timepiece.

When layering shirts, the color selection is essential to mastering the look. You don’t want to layer colors that are too similar because everything will blend together, which will defeat the purpose of the layering trend. Instead you want to layer complementary colors, or colors that off-set each other so the colors will really pop. As college students, we are always looking for ways to get more bang for our buck. This look can serve a number of purposes, so I would consider it versatile and thus a great way to save some money. You can dress this look up for business casual purposes by substituting dress pants for the white denim pants. To make the look more casual, swap out the white denim for blue jeans. By manipulating the colors and textures in this look, you can create a few more outfits rather than just have one.

Hint: If a solid button-down is too plain for you, try layering with a stripe or plaid button-down instead.


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