LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS: The Coat-less Winter

Let's Hear it for the Boys

The Midwest is notorious for early winters. That means colder temperatures, early snow fall and all around miserable traveling. Your winter jacket can get tiring really fast around this time of year. However, keep the jacket stashed in your closet a little longer and try wearing a vest like this week’s Fashionisto. Wearing a vest rather than a coat is the current trend in men’s fashion. Doing it right can make you look good and keep you warm.

This week’s Fashionisto caught my eye for multiple reasons. The first thing I noticed was, of course, his vest. I like the idea of wearing a vest over a sweater rather than a bulky coat. It allows you to stay warm without overheating. The second thing I loved was the fact that he paired the vest with an Aztec print sweater. The contrast between the dark black and bright yellow allows his outfit to stand out in the midst of the dark colors worn by most students around this time of year. The sweater balanced out the outfit because it matched his tan Timberland boots. Midwest winters require boots, but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style for it. The tan and black boots sync together the vest and the sweater for an all around complete look.

The last component of this Fashionisto’s look is of course the beanie. Beanies are a staple of winter fashion. Not only does it keep your head warm, but it also can add a finishing touch to any look. I like the way this Fashionisto kept his beanie simple with a solid black color. Being that the patterned sweatshirt is his statement piece, it is only fitting that everything else in the outfit stays subtle. So instead of over wearing your coat this winter season, choose a vest and stand out among the crowd.

Hint: If you like this look, the easiest way to wear it is by picking a solid colored vest and matching it with a patterned sweater like this Fashionisto. The contrast between the vest and sweater will be sure to make you stand out in the best possible way!

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