With summer coming to a close and school right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to start planning your fall wardrobe. When hitting the mall, it’s natural to gravitate towards fun pieces and outfits to wear on your weekends filled with themed parties and bar crawls or that killer blazer and skinny tie combo for Fall Formal. I mean, who doesn’t love dressing up? Shopping for the trendiest pieces for your weekend rendezvous, even the most meticulous Fashionista/o can cause you to overlook the more practical pieces for your days spent sitting in lecture halls and hitting the books in the library.
It’s tough enough to pry yourself out of bed when your alarm goes off before 8:30 am class, let alone muster up the motivation to put together an A+ ensemble for the long day ahead. When you were up all night writing that political science paper or cramming for your organic chemistry exam, heading to class in your pajamas may be your most appealing outfit choice; however, you’ll probably regret rocking your PJs when you step into class and meet the semi-judgmental eyes of your professor in his polished suit and pocket square. It can be hard to get motivated for a productive day when you’re in your lounging clothes or pajamas all day. They always say that when you look your best, you feel your best.
This Fashionisto could teach a lesson on staying comfortable while looking sharp. Rocking a graphic tank and slouchy sweatpants (the comfiest of all outfits) he’s right on trend, giving off a laid back yet polished casual cool vibe. Being the film buff that I am, I was immediately drawn to his awesome James Dean tank top. Paired with maroon sweatpants and classic black Converse, his outfit evokes the classic beatnik style of Dean himself infused with modern trends and elements. He completes the outfit with a great pair of shades and a sturdy but stylish backpack.
One Simple Change: Swap the sweats with a pair of classic midi-shorts for a casual summer look.