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WHAT TO WEAR: Brunch

Summer is officially in full swing, which means it’s increasingly harder for students on summer vacation to wake up before 10:00 a.m. every day.  This sounds like it shouldn’t be a problem, but breakfast is my absolute favorite meal of the day. Solution? Brunch of course! This delicious mid-morning meal gives Fashionistas/os the perfect chance to dress it up a little with the latest trends. But do they brunch in Germany? My family hosted a German exchange student this past year and I had a chance to grab brunch with him before he headed back home!

This Fashionisto’s classic and stylish look is the exact reason why there’s a stereotype about Europeans dressing to the nines all the time. There’s something refreshing and versatile about the navy blue pants and brown oxfords combo.  The soft blue and brown tones allow him to dress the look up or down and this Fashionisto chose to pair his pants and shoes with a white button-down that has a complimentary blue triangle pattern.  I know the long sleeves and pants may throw you off, but Pennsylvania has been experiencing some pretty cold weather over the past week and the color palette keeps this look summery and fresh.  I’m always amazed at how creative guys can be when it comes to accessorizing. This outfit is already a statement piece on its own, but the added texture of this structured leather bracelet takes the look to a whole new level. Not only can this look be worn during the day, it also translates easily into a nighttime date look. Never underestimate the power of the navy blue pants and brown oxfords combo!

One Simple Change: Love the blue and brown combo, but hate the heat of summer?  Swap out the pants, top and shoes for blue shorts, brown boat shoes and a patterned polo.  You’ll beat the heat while still looking photo ready!