What to Wear

It is that time again here in Arizona. The time when the inside of your car is hotter than the sun and any activity outside (including walking on campus) produces immediate heat stroke. Yes, it means that summer is approaching and it is time to break out the most lightweight pieces you own.  Believe it or not, there are some tips to help your body as well as your wardrobe, beat this scorching heat.

The first rule of dressing during a heat wave is that less is more. Now, I’m not saying to walk around in a bathing suit but the less material on your body will help keep you ventilated.  The second tip of dressing during a heat wave is to be more bold and daring. Since you no longer have the luxury of layering and experimenting with sweaters and jackets, use the main pieces you have to show your personality.

With my first Fashionisto yet, he clearly dresses for the weather and brought some personality to his outfit. The first trend that our Fashionisto utilized this week is probably one of the largest trends to ever hit men’s fashion. With a slogan of “Suns out, guns out” to accompany the bro tank trend, it is truly one that has hit campuses all over the country. Tanks for men have become extremely popular because of the convenience factor of just throwing one on and the variety of styles, patterns and cuts. Our Fashionisto this week decided to get more playful with his choice of tank and opted for a neutral beige color with a dinosaur print.

He then decided to keep with the less is more rule and pair the tank with khaki colored shorts to stay with the neutral theme of the outfit. With such a busy pattern as the dinosaurs, it is best to keep the rest of the outfit neutral and let the attention grabber be the top.

Paired with a classic GUESS gold watch and a pair of black high-top Vans, the outfit stays neutral and completes the outfit with some contrast. Throw on your favorite pair of shades to shield your eyes from the sun and you have a perfectly cool look for that heat wave.

So even though the brutal months of summer are on their way, embrace the sun and get creative with the kinds of tanks fit your style. If color is more your style, try some vibrant neons. If you like patterns, there are chevron and Aztec patterns in every color. Or if neutral is your signature, buy them all! No matter what your style, enjoy the sunshine and have fun with this trend.

One Simple Change: Throw on your favorite Sperry Top-Sider’s and your best fitting chinos to create a perfect weekend getaway look.


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