STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Casual To Captivating

January 11th, 2016 at 2:00am

Being on a long break from college, we tend to wish we could lounge around in our pajamas and watch Netflix all month long. However, from the various holiday family gatherings to reuniting with friends back home, we find ourselves in need of a putting together an outfit fast. This Fashionisto hits a home run with the perfect mix of casual and presentable winter social event attire.

Men’s fashion is widely known as consisting of basic colors and simple designs, but that doesn’t always have to be a downside. What caught my eye about this Fashionisto was his cozy shawl cardigan, which gives off the perfect “grown up” vibe that lets his parents know he no longer belongs at the kid’s table, while still letting his friends know he’s down for a casual date. Meanwhile, the classic dark blue of it keeps the outfit muted, while the stitched designs add a level of sophistication that is sure to prove just how much he’s grown over the past semester.

He styles the cardigan with a plain round neck T-shirt and a pair of black skinny chino pants, proving that along with maturity comes the understanding of when not to wear jeans. The addition of a pair of Nike sneakers still keep up the opportunity for a quick game of football with his cousins before dinner.

This Fashionisto also shows us that accessories can pull an entire outfit together! The classic beanie keeps his ears warm from the decreasing temperatures, while also hiding the messy bed head from waking up a little too late. (Yikes!) Also, a simple black watch keeps him on track for all of his plans, while adding a timeless accessory to his overall ensemble.

It is clearly seen here that a break from school doesn’t always have to mean a break from fashion. In fact, break might be the best time to prove just how much you’ve learned about your own personal style. Just remember, with the right pairings, casual can become captivating in no time.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Basic doesn’t always mean blah. You can stay comfy and still looked like you tried in the morning. You just have to find the right clothes.”