Congratulations. Somehow you made it through the deep dark hole that was finals, squeezed in all your Christmas shopping on the 23rd, and didn’t fight your weird cousin who had a few too many glasses of wine on the 25th. Now its time for reunions with people you stalk on Instagram, and more awkward family dinners. This what will be known as the glorious 34 days of winter break.
Now that there is no excuse of early class or late night study sessions, you are probably going to want to look as fly as possible. This weeks Fashionisto will help you through this transition phase where you might still be sporting pants with elastic bands due to the stress eating of prior week.
Being that we live in southern California, it will not be out of the ordinary to have a hot winter, which means that dressing up will still need to keep you cool. To achieve this, pick up a buttoned down, short sleeved shirt that can be be both dressy and casual. Don’t worry about looking like Steve Urkel, you’ll be fine if you stick to a rayon material with a sweet design. This Fashionisto buttons his all the way up and rolls his sleeves up greaser style. Such a simple adjustment can really make a difference with any button down. You can find this same ZANEROBE shirt at Urban Outfitters, so hopefully you got some gift receipts for the “lovely” sweaters from grandma.
Fun fact: there is an entire blog dedicated to “The Man Bun” showcasing the trendiest men with their buns and beards. No bun? No problem! Throw on a pair of Free Runs from Nike and some Ray-Ban sunglasses as an alternative accessory. However that being said, if this post inspires at least one of you boys reading to leave your locks long and luscious (say that three times fast), then I will feel hugely successful. Finally, black Levi’s are the perfect pant to keep this look sleek and winter break ready.
One Simple Change: Change the free runs for some slightly dressier, yet still casual oxford sneakers like these from Lacoste. This will upgrade your outfit for a night out where you want to look like the mature and responsible college student that you have become.