Coming to school in New Orleans I expected the intense summer heat, hurricane watches and a lot of rain. Never did I think I would receive an email from Tulane announcing a snow day; especially not two days in a row. While the severe weather warnings may have had officials worried, the majority of the student body comes from places where a dusting of snow is a normal occurrence. Unfortunately, there wasn’t quite enough snow to make a snowman or to sled, but nobody could complain about a two day break from the stress of classes. Students had time to catch up on work and sleep, spend time with friends and try out some of Nola’s best breakfasts spots (District Donuts anyone?) It can be easy to slack on your outfit on a day off, but mixing comfort and style is simple. I saw this Fashionisto on his way to meet friends and immediately noticed his laid-back but still fashionable outfit.
My favorite thing about this outfit is his twist on a typical preppy look. The intricate pattern on his sweater is eye-catching but the gray and navy color scheme keep it from being overwhelming. Sweaters are perfect for changing up your style if you typically stick to sweatshirts or flannel shirts because they are just as, if not more comfortable, but look more polished. A striped sweater looks good on everyone and is a classic piece. Men can also try a cardigan layered under a graphic T-shirt.
To complete his outfit, this Fashionisto threw on dark wash jeans, tan boots and his signature backwards hat. These desert boots come in many colors and are a pair of shoes that can easily be paired with any outfit.
Hint: Don’t try too hard to match your whole look perfectly. Take a hint from this Fashionisto whose mixed color schemes contrast with each other to create a unique outfit. Sometimes it’s better to have an ensemble look thrown together and effortless rather than too precise.