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WHAT TO WEAR: Weekend Wear

The beginning of a new semester can be extremely stressful. Your weekday schedule is probably hectic—classes, homework, meetings, internships and who knows what else you’ve got going on! Weekends should not only be your time to catch up on homework and sleep, but also your time to relax, go out and have fun. While you may let yourself throw on a pair of sweatpants and a T-shirt as you dash to class on a Tuesday, it’s nice to put a little more effort into yourself and how you look on the weekend. It’s a true fact that when you know you look good, you feel good as well.

This Fashionisto has the right idea and is a great example of how to dress on the weekend. He is dressed in a very casual ensemble that holds onto hints of summer and is perfect for the first few weekends on campus. His floral button-up top is easy, breezy and is still acceptable in this awkward end-of-summer-but-not-quite-fall time of year. Men’s button-up shirts come in all sorts of colors and prints. This type of shirt is a great option to have in your closet because, while being comfortable and easy to throw on, they also give the wearer a more put together vibe. When picking a shirt to wear, don’t stick with basic plaid—follow this Fashionisto’s lead and go with something more wild and fun! The shorts he is sporting are on the short side, which is totally trendy this year. No longer are men donning long, baggy cargo shorts, but instead, they are wearing short shorts! His white shoes give his ensemble a clean look and I’m glad he’s making use of them before Labor Day, because we all know what they say! This Fashionisto’s look was complete with a simple pair of black sunglasses and his banjo case—clearly he was off to have some fun!

Yes, it is totally possible to look fabulous without putting a lot of thought and effort into your ensemble! They key is to have a few simple wardrobe staple items in fun prints and colors, just like this Fashionisto. If you’re sporting something wild, you’ll automatically give off the impression that you really put a lot of work into your style! When styling your own weekend outfit, definitely take note from this Fashionisto and step out of your comfort zone. No, you don’t have to go all out, but definitely consider mixing a crazy printed top with a simple bottom, or vice versa.

One Simple Change: Make this ensemble more appropriate for chilly nights. Swap the shorts for a pair of chinos. For an even more laid back look, roll up the bottoms, put on your favorite pair of casual shoes and you’re all set!