If I may, I’d like to speak to all the SG readers in college today…
I know your sartorial needs are different than the full-grown man reading the site: you don’t yet need multiple suits in your closet. Potential love interests are wearing yoga pants, like, all the time. You want to up your style game, but you’re on a ramen budget.
To make getting dressed easier so you have a better chance of getting to class (and parties!) on time, below is a shopping list of seven items you can remix in your closet this fall…plus a few extra for good measure.
Whether it’s date night with your girl (25-cent wings anyone??) or you’re just headed to class, let’s talk about what cool and comfortable really means.
If you’re on your way to class or just running errands, casual doesn’t need to mean an old high school hoodie and tattered jeans.
I’m pretty sure henley tees were created with autumn in mind. This one in particular with its ¾ sleeve and the pop of color it brings to the otherwise dark (and slimming) outfit. This look exudes comfort without the “I still wish I played varsity lacrosse” h.s. vibe. Paired with black jeans and a desert boot, your fellow co-eds will wonder why they didn’t put in just a little extra effort, given the big style payoff.
Chances are, you’re impressing everyone at your internship with your strong work ethic, but why not let your wardrobe pick up some of the slack?
Alright, so I know I threw in a couple of pieces that are not part of the lucky seven, but all is fair in love and internship attire. What rounds out this outfit is really the textured tie, which you can find at Nordstrom for just $20. Just make sure you’ve buttoned down the collar of the shirt to keep everything looking sharp. A good watch with a solid leather strap will always pull together any outfit handsomely. This one from Fossil ($105) is great for a college guy on a budget.
Yep. Date night. It’s a thing.
Whoah whoah whoah, I know I changed the shirt. But don’t worry, you can find it here. Now I stand by my decision with the checkered shirt being essential, but in the event of wearing a cardigan of similar color, change is a good thing. The key to this look is keeping the jeans black and adding a brown belt, similar in color to the boot and tucking in the shirt. This belt from Old Navy (a steal in real leather at just $15) can seal the deal. Roll the cuffs of the shirt over the cuffs of the cardigan and off you go. Worst case scenario, you know you look good. Best case scenario, your date does too.
Other fall essentials include, almost anything flavored with pumpkin or cinnamon, caramel apples, and hay rides with lovely co-eds. But I’ll leave those to your discretion..
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