STYLE ADVICE: An Ivy Classic

The month of may only means one thing for college students: finals. It’s a bittersweet time of year; school is coming to a close, seniors are graduating, and summer is coming. To end my semester I decided to have a “stay-cation.” I’ve always wondered what other universities are like on a daily basis, especially when it comes to their style. So I took a trip up the 1 train to Columbia University.

Jumping around from party schools, to art schools, to fashion schools, I didn’t know what to  to expect from an Ivy League school. I arrived on one of the first few warm days in New York and the lawn was filled with students laying on the grass studying, socializing, or napping. While exploring the beautiful campus, I came across a Fashionisto whose classic and minimalist look reminded me that some things never go out of style.

This Fashionisto wore his confidence just as well as his outfit. His clean and sophisticated look shows he likes to be put together as well as comfortable. Every man should invest in a well fitted polo shirt. They can easily be dressed up or down and come in all types of fabrics. He chose a jersey knit, which is perfect for the summer heat as well as being comfortable enough to study in. The brown leather loafers are a statement item as well as a classic one. Pairing what is usually a dressy shoe with a casual outfit makes for a versatile campus look, whether its going to class or grabbing dinner on the weekends. Time management is a must for college students, so having a watch serves dual purposes in completing this Fashionisto’s look.

Investing in timeless pieces for you closet are essential for building a wardrobe and filling it with things you’ll actually want to wear. You can never go wrong with a simple outfit, but don’t be afraid to your own personal style.