The quarter’s coming to a close for a lot of us, and that means two words: SPRING BREAK! To be completely honest, I was so over with winter quarter with only a few weeks in because those weeks were the slowest ever. But now we’re here, and spring break came in the blink of an eye. Now the next logical question is: “What am I going to do over break?” And for the Fashionistas and Fashionistos: “What am I going to wear?” Luckily, the spring 2014 trends have been piling in ever since the Fashion Weeks, and now it’s all about bringing back the 1990s. We have the tattoo choker necklaces, the MC Hammer-esque harem pants and, of course, the Canadian Tuxedo.
Until recently, denim-on-denim was a fashion no-no because it basically involved covering yourself up with one whole fabric, much like how people were not on board with the monochromatic scene. But thanks to different denim washes and shades of blue, no one has to look like they’re sporting a denim onesie. Playing up with washes is crucial in order to pull off denim-on-denim, and that’s what makes this Fashionisto ready for a stylish springtime.
The most frequent advice I’ve heard for people who want to wear their blues all over is to layer light washes on top of dark washes. Here, his light-washed chambray button-up complements his dark-washed jeans well. Also, let’s not let forget about accessories, like his beaded bracelet because men are allowed to accessorize too. And since the weather is starting to get warm enough to find tons of college students sprawled out on the lawns around campus, it’s time to roll up the sleeves and complete the outfit with a pair of boat shoes.
One Simple Change: The easy part about men’s fashion is that the shirt is usually the piece that dictates how casual an outfit is. If you want to go more casual than this, or if you’re not feeling the Canadian Tux trend, swap out the shirt for a cool T-shirt or henley, and you’re ready to just spend a day out (or in) with your friends.