When it comes to athletic wear, I am a bigger fan of those sporting the classic athletic jacket than sweatpants or a sweatshirt. The older we get, and more real the job hunt becomes, the less likely it is that we will be able to wear lounge clothes. Coming to this realization in college and starting to build your professional wardrobe allows for an easier transition.
When I first saw this Fashionisto, I was struck by how versatile this look is. He can wear this not only to class but out with friends or to a sporting event. Not only that, but this look could carry over generations.
His button-down is an essential piece for men. For button-down shirt heaven, make sure to visit J.Crew. It is okay to splurge a bit on this because it will be worn over and over for years. Check out this chambray. Another essential are a pair of great fitting chinos because they can be worn casually or dressed up. To complete the look and keep warm, a jacket is essential. I love how this Fashionisto rocks an athletic jacket, which is something you can retain from high school without regretting. Relive your glory days every time you put it on. Each item is simple but when combined is the perfect mixture of timeless class.
HINT: This Fashionisto’s shoes are his father’s in college. Do not be afraid to draw inspiration from your parents or even borrow items from their closets.