These days, particularly in the midst of finals season, it’s hard to stay classy day to day. It’s so much easier to throw on an oversized sweater or sweatshirt, and run out the door, but these are the last moments to make an impression on campus before break begins, so make it count! What’s classier than a blazer and sweater combo? I know, a blazer?! What am I thinking? Well push the stigma of a blazer equaling stuffy office environments and interviews out of your head because they open the door to such an exciting style world.

Blazers make a statement for both Fashionistas and Fashionistos. No matter what occasion you are dressing up for, a blazer is always the right choice. Whether you are going to class, hanging out with friends or attending a more formal event, a blazer can bring your outfit to the next level. They also add a nice touch of edginess, especially if you have leather or metal details. This Fashionisto’s blue-gray blazer perfectly straddles the line of formal and casual and can be worn for a variety of events. I love how he then paired it with a deep gray sweater underneath. This creates the ideal look for a walk across campus to work, class or lunch. How can he make himself look even classier? Why, pair his rocking combo with a textured fedora and suede Oxfords, of course.

A classy look can begin anywhere from your toes to your head, but this Fashionisto chose to focus on his look and then echo this vibe through his accessory choices. He paired his look with a soft leather fedora and tied it with chestnut suede oxfords. Hats, particularly fedoras, add an instant classic feeling and transport you back into time. From his accessories to his overall look, this Fashionisto is the ideal image of classy.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “It’s always the right time to dress up. Hats are back and they are here to stay.”