Ahh spring, the time of year when new life begins, flowers bloom and birds endlessly chirp. After a bitterly cold winter, the warmer temperatures give University of Illinois students freedom and exhilaration. Afternoons spent stuck in libraries are in the past, and students can be seen lounging their afternoons away on the quad. Along with this newfound joy, is a closet full of options. Bright colors emerge as darker ones are laid to rest.
I spotted this Fashionisto enjoying the beautiful sunny weather while rocking a trench coat. I love a well-fitted trench. Since I first discovered Burberry at the age of ten, I have obsessed over this timeless piece. It screams classic and is perfect for the subtle transition into summer months. While the Burberry price tag might be a bit pricey for the average college student, many stores carry trench coats with the same style for a fraction of the price. See Nordstorm for a navy option or Zara for affordable spins on the trench.
As for the rest of the outfit, this Fashionisto does not disappoint. He allows the coat to be the focal point by pairing it with a checkered shirt, dark wash jeans and oxfords. Each of these pieces are smart to invest in because they are classic and can be worn throughout the years.
Hint: Not a fan of checker print? Try a button-down like this or opt for a short sleeve version.