September 24th, 2015 at 2:00am

Geek has never been so, well, chic! Just like the runways, you will find your campuses littered with adorably dorky references. It is time to truly let your freak flag fly and pull out all your youthful accessories. Whether your nerd aesthetic is more Pokémon than Wes Anderson, dork has never been so desirable!

Bold ’90s flannel. We all remember it from our childhood TV shows and still grimace sometimes at the old images of Boy Meets World and That ’70s Show. However, it seems to have made a fairly respectable comeback. This Fashionisto’s “ugly pretty” checked shirt is an essential item of the geek chic trend.

The beautiful thing about flannel shirts is the endless possibilities of how to wear them. Tie it around your waste, button it up, unbutton it completely, roll up the sleeves, etc.  Not only a great look for fall, flannel is warm enough to get you through the dreary days of winter (well, maybe not in L.A.).  It is clearly the focus of the entire outfit and sends an incredibly bold message. It is also perfectly color blocked with the high socks and tennis shoes. Standout socks are also an important staple for this trend.

This Fashionisto upped his nerd game by adding in the crucial pair of chunky specs that every hipster bought in 2008. Yet, they don’t seem nearly as ironic and overtly cool balanced with the suspenders and Donald Duck print sneakers. An underrepresented source of style, the iPhone case, can also be another way to let the world know who you are. The bright pink Pokémon case (Jiggly Puff for those uninformed) perfectly matched his bright pink shorts and added the necessary combination for true geek-chic.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Don’t be afraid to be yourself. Also pattern mix as much as possible.”