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WHAT TO WEAR: Weekend Wear

Back in my uniform days, I used to live for the weekends just because it meant getting to pick out my own outfits. It was my time to let my personality shine through my real-life clothing, and an opportunity to check out everyone else’s style. That’s right. Wearing denim with a comfy sweater was once a luxury and privilege. Once I got to college, dressing cute wasn’t exactly my priority on a Sunday morning, but I knew I couldn’t live that way any longer. There’s nothing wrong with looking put together during a study session or grabbing dinner with some friends. In fact, I encourage it. People are always asking me why I look so put together on the weekend. My answer? If you look good, you feel good.

With the temperatures finally starting to rise from the ashes like the legend of the Phoenix (oh, Elon), being cooped up inside the library all day just isn’t an ideal option. That’s right, this means it’s time for outdoor studying. Really, it’s the best and most tolerable kind of studying. This means it’s an opportunity for you to not only have a pleasant studying experience, but also to dress in something a little more tasteful than sweats and a T-shirt. You might as well look good while you’re getting work done. If there’s one thing I’ve noticed about weekend wear, it’s that guys seem to know how to do it better than girls. When leggings and spirit jersey aren’t an option, guys have simpler ways to look sleek, yet casual. Even if it’s still a bit chilly outside, layering can look chic and trendy if you do it right like my Fashionisto did this week.

This Fashionisto was killing it with his weekend wear. He was nowhere near sloppy, yet was able to keep that casual look that’s a lot harder to achieve than you may think. He layered up on a windy day with a simple gray sweatshirt underneath a darker gray cardigan. The dark cardigan really boosted the sleekness of this look and dressed it up to a European flair feel. Paired with his model pose, this ensemble looks like it could come straight off the runway. The colors complemented each other perfectly. His medium wash denim wasn’t too relaxed or baggy, and it was perfectly angled to fall right over the classic Converse sneakers. This, ladies and gents, is how you do fashion on the weekends.

One Simple Change: Once the flowers start blooming, it’s officially springtime. Ditch the sweatshirt underneath for a plain-colored, cotton T-shirt to avoid overheating and keeping a cool vibe.