WHAT TO WEAR : Traveling

What to Wear

After spending the holidays munching on cookies while curled up by the fire with old Buster, it’s finally time to make your way out of the comforts of mom’s home cooking and back into the adventure that is dorm life. Moving back in after winter break is surely easier than it was in September, making it a breeze to look good while carrying those heavy boxes full of sweaters. I ran into this Fashionisto in my hometown the day before classes started at the University of Kentucky as he was heading into his house with an armful of duffel bags.

You cannot miss his 100 percent lambswool winter sweater. Instead of complaining about the below freezing temperatures, borrow this Fashionisto’s ironic smirk and welcome it, with a side of sarcasm of course. The attitude appeals to the “go-to-hell” preppy aesthetic with its playful critter prints and bold colours. This Fashionisto’s look is a more subtle version that does play with prints, while keeping the colours more subdued with browns and dark greens.

The whimsical print of his sweater is toned down by a simple jean, perfectly tailored. It’s not only women that struggle to find the perfect fit. Find one that is a happy medium between the skinny-girlfriend-jeans and the baggy-1990s-boyband version for a clean-cut look. Naked and Famous has three different fits. Try the SlimGuy cut in Raised Selvedge.

The outfit is then finished off with Clark’s Originals Desert Boots in sand suede. This boot is a staple to any wardrobe paired with warm wool socks — easy to pull on and off, and perfect for when you want to look put together on more casual days.

Playfulness and warmth are key for this outfit. Clean details with a tinge of irony are what you need for safe travels back into your cozy dorm, and you’d still look good for the new girl that just moved in across the hall.

One Simple Change: If the printed sweater is a little too bold for your taste, try it peeking out under a jacket for a look that is equally great for meeting with a professor.

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