STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Summer Wardrobe Essentials

Every true Fashionista/o knows that a few go-to wardrobe essentials can go a long way in anyone’s closet. Whether it’s a well fitting pair of jeans or a little black dress, having staple pieces will make putting together outfits infinitely easier, and it will also help you develop and establish your own personal style. When you incorporate a variety of staple pieces, particularly ones that are in neutral tones, you’ll find that you can pair them with old and new clothes and ultimately expand your wardrobe, which isn’t always easy on a college student budget!

This Fashionisto knows how to incorporate a few essential pieces to expand and maximize his wardrobe, while also cultivating a personal style brand. The patterned gray polo is perfect for a day trip around Chicago or a night out on the town. The fun pattern also adds some texture to the outfit. The yellow rolled up jeans with the polka-dots peeping from the bottom make this ensemble pop, and the colors and patterns are perfect for summer!

To top off the look, this Fashionisto is layering with a simple black jacket, a must-have for the unpredictable summer weather in Chicago. Rounding out the look, he is rocking his go-to accessories, including his black Vans and black Ray-Ban wayfarer sunglasses. This outfit is great because it can easily go from a daytime to nighttime look, simply by wearing more elegant footwear, pairing the polo with a pair of dark-wash jeans or by throwing on a metallic watch.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “My sunglasses and vans are staples in my wardrobe. They go with everything and guarantee a casual summer look no matter how cold Chicago gets.”