LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS: The Winter Blues

Let's Hear it for the Boys

Winter quarter has begun in Davis, and with classes starting also comes that January weather. But getting the winter blues isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as this Fashionisto proves. Denim is a tried-and-true fabric with limitless potential for the dual function of keeping warm and staying stylish. Of course, you can break out your old Levi’s standard that’s been sitting in your closet waiting to see cold weather. But why not turn this eternal trend on its head? This Fashionisto has done just that: a jean jacket with fur lining. It keeps him extra warm (when biking against the wind, you’ll be thankful!) and it’s a little something different. This one from ASOS is sure to guard against windchill.

And no getting cold feet! Literally, of course; the temperature is dropping and the boots are coming out of the woodwork. Running shoes just won’t do anymore and they’re certainly not breaking the style meter. Boots for men can be tricky; there’s no “tall brown boot” that ladies can rely on. For guys, it’s all about finding the style that works with what you’ve already got in your closet. This Fashionisto’s figured out his frosty footwear: a good, structured work boot. And indeed they work hard, double duty of being both durable and fashionable. If your taste is white collar and the illusion of work is good enough, these from Zara will be perfect. If your collar is blue and you work as hard as your shoes do, a pair from Timberland are classic and making a style comeback.

Pulling the look together is a classic t-shirt in a pop of color. Nothing fancy; just a staple that all men should have in their wardrobe in an array of colors, ready for any and every occasion. American Apparel is the place to go for basics, but this time, try their loose crew shirt. Its wider neck has a more relaxed, easy feel. Pick one up in your favorite color, but don’t be surprised when you can’t choose one and suddenly have ten favorite colors. If you’re looking to bring that color somewhere else in the outfit, take it back to the denim. ASOS also has a jean jacket in purple, and is sure to stand out amongst all the blue. This Fashionisto seems to have a case of the winter greens, and it’s a versatile color that has a shade for everyone.

Hint: If a brighter teal is you, follow the lead of our Fashionisto and layer it under darker denim. If you fancy yourself a forest, make your outerwear the focus with this green jacket from Zara. Time to bundle up, Davis!

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