For those who have read my articles you probably noticed that I follow of the ideology “simple is better.” Currently, many people I find to be featured for fashion have to wear fancy and flashy clothes, unlike anything that they seen on the streets. Obviously, when the different outfit is considered good, the designer makes great success like the iconic McQueen´s shoes or the Gaultier´s sutiã.
The Fashionisto chosen for this week, like me, is a follower of the ideology of “less is more.” Hitting simply the basics, he made the right choices for a normal day of college. First he chose a seamless blue cotton T-shirt with an open collar. He protected himself from the cold with a gray cashmere coat — a color that blends perfectly with the black twill pants. These three parts, mandatory in any man's wardrobe, would not be complete without the beige sneakers that give the final touch, allowing the components to work in harmony.
Hint: To be considered fashionable you don´t need to incorporate different colorful and shocking clothes. For a normal day-by-day at college it´s more important to feel comfortable while spending a few hours sitting in class.
It’s now that time of winter when you start saying to yourself, “Ugh, it’s still winter! Aren’t people getting sick of seeing me in the same coat day in and day out?” At least, that’s what I say, and if I’m worried about the way I look, then you should too. So now you find yourself asking, “Dear CollegeFashionista, how do I maximize my outerwear wardrobe without buying seven different fashionably conscious coats?” Well, I’m so glad you asked. Check out this Fashionisto sporting a chunky scarf in a perfect wrap, black leather gloves and boots, cuffed jeans and one of the best men’s peacoats I’ve seen in quite a while.
I absolutely adore this coat because it plays around with the classic design we all know and love. The oversized lapels give the jacket a more modern and masculine quality by accentuating the broad shoulders like any quality men’s coat should. When buying a coat, I always recommend a double breasted style because these coats look as good buttoned as they do undone. What gives this Fashionisto his wow-factor is simply that we can see his outfit. A simple checked gingham button-down paired with a wonderfully textured scarf makes for an outfit that looks well thought out but not overwrought. Much to PETA’s dismay, leather and fur will never go out of style, but unless you’re Liberace you don’t need to worry about the latter. Both this Fashionisto’s leather gloves and boots are minimalist yet sophisticated. The boots mock the very British full brogue Oxford shoe style for added appeal. Today we see a collection of all the classics working in harmony.
Recreate this look with a warm wool peacoat like this one. You can never go wrong with a striped scarf, so check this out by Barneys New York. And finally, as a lover of all that is good and German in this world, I firmly believe that every individual must own a pair of Dr. Martens in his/her lifetime. They’re punk, they’re classic and incredibly comfortable. Plus they give you about three more inches in height without looking like a drag queen. Amen to that.
Black and blue is enough of a color palette to sate any winter appetite, and the versatility of your coat is the key to keeping your winter wardrobe out of hibernation. Groundhog Day is just around the corner, but who cares? You’ve got plenty more outfits planned for every extra week some oversized squirrel can throw at you.