Finals ended just a little over a week ago and let me just say, it has been ahh-mazing! The weather is finally warming up and I’m sure that has been making everyone a little giddy. Before we officially bid adieu to the spring semester, let’s talk about this Fashionisto pictured on your left. As half or more of Hunter College was cramming and spending eternal hours in the library studying for finals with venti Starbucks cups and tiny energy shots, I spotted this Fashionisto during this treacherous week in his very put-together yet casual look. His outfit is perfect for any final presentation.
Sometimes it can take us a whole hour standing in front of our dressers and closets finalizing an outfit for a presentation. You don’t want to look like you’re going to an interview, but you also don’t want to look like you’re going to the movies. You have to get that just-right balance between sophisticated-professional and effortless-casual. With our Fashionisto here, he does just that. His sharply pressed suit pants from Indochino serves as a staple piece to throw on any ensemble to add a professional feel. The classic black color is sleek and reserved. What professor wouldn’t appreciate that? Always pick a darker shade for suit pants if you want that professional look. The darker the color, the more formal it’ll look. What I loved about his outfit was that it was also casual enough for him to wear throughout his day in school. This is all thanks to his plaid shirt. The neutral and cool colors of white, tan and navy served to pleasantly balance the sharp black color on his bottoms. To play with contrasting styles such as formal and casual like this Fashionisto did, mix contrasting colors together. Lastly, to top it all off, he matched his shirt with some patterned navy socks from GOLDTOE and a pair of tan double monk strap shoes from Zara. Patterned socks are great subtle pieces to add a nice peek-a-boo detail.
One Simple Change: Ditch the black suit pants for a neutral-colored pair of chino shorts for a comfy, preppy feel perfect for a casual summer date night.