STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Masculine Messenger Bag

Style Advice of the Week

Boys with bags, it may be a rare sight but it definitely a stylish one.  Even fashionable for that matter, as was seen on the runways of Bottega Veneta fall 2014 menswear collection, Burberry Prorsum fall 2014 menswear collection and the Louis Vuitton fall 2014 menswear collection during Men’s Fashion Week early this year. Therefore, once I saw this Fashionisto on campus last week I instantly knew I needed to stop and take a photo. His outfit breaths fashion and style. Yet, it’s not just his masculine accessory; this Fashionisto is dressed in an eclectic and innovative way.

Accessories are a simple way to add more to the style of a look. In this instance, the Fashionisto’s messenger bag is an accessory to his cool sense of style. The individual elements of his outfit (a beanie, an art-inspired pullover and a denim jacket paired with jeans) pull together to form his look.

This Fashionisto’s choice to wear a denim jacket with denim pants is an eclectic approach to menswear. It contrasts the sleek style of the beanie and top; yet manages to bring together a cohesive and stylish look. Additionally, the blue jeans and jacket with combat boots add a sense of masculinity to the outfit. The beanie adds some attitude with a written phrase  printed on it while the pullover shows an artistic side.

While on campus, a messenger bag is a true accessory that stands out within a sea of backpacks. From the pieces of an outfit to the accessories, this Fashionisto proves that style is both personal and universally understood.


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