STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Classically Collegiate

Style Advice of the Week

I have a fairly girly style, so I think it may come as a surprise to admit that I have a secret: I love men’s fashion. When walking into a store, I immediately flock to anything with sequins, tulle, loud colors and patterns, but what I end up staring at in the long run are men’s pieces. The details are immaculate, the fit is superb and the style is classically appealing. In fact, some of my favorite pieces in my own wardrobe have come from the men’s section; I can’t help myself!

When I spotted this Fashionisto, I was immediately inspired by his modern take on a classic look. Every stylish college man in history has worn some version of pants and a sweater; it’s the ultimate collegiate look. But this Fashionisto updated it by donning colored corduroys in the super trendy oxblood and a great cardigan-style sweater. I love the variations of gray in the knit and the killer shawl collar. A chambray button-down layered underneath adds a casual touch. A lot of men forget that accessories can make the outfit. Stylish shoes are a must, and these Fashionisto’s boots are totally perfect. A brown leather messenger bag is not only useful while running around campus, but it completes his look as well. Can someone tell me when is leather not the answer?

While fellow Fashionistos should definitely take notes from this stylish guy, Fashionistas should be inspired too. Girls, wear an oversized sweater from the men’s department with a pair of statement pants and killer boots for a casual look that is to die for. Who says boys are the only ones who get to be classically collegiate?

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