WHAT TO WEAR: Meet the Parents

For some of us, school is still in session. We are trying to cram in as much summer fun while keeping up with our fast paced school schedule. By combining a casual button-down and bold shorts, this Fashionisto is able to use this look for so many different occasions. He can go from class to a first meeting with the parents at your favorite university restaurant.

A meeting with the parents can give some of us (myself included) major anxiety! So many things running through our minds—do you bring a gift? What is his family dynamic? And most importantly, what to wear? You always want to keep in mind to be respectful of the household you are walking into, but still be yourself and represent your personal style!

This men’s chino short is a staple for any men’s wardrobe. The shorts can be dressed up or dressed down easily. Pair them with a T-shirt and a sweater for a casual night. Add a collared shirt and some loafers for a night out. He has the best of both, a blue chambray button-up with blue casual Sperry Top-Siders. His backpack is from Thule; it has a classic look while still being dressy enough to bring to meet the parents. That is just the mission of this brand—to have the products work for every customer’s lifestyle!

One Simple Change: Add a bold or classic chino pant with a henley hoodie for a night out with the guys. This will not only dress the outfit up more, but it will match the button-up and boat shoes that this Fashionisto is already rocking.