As fun as it is to dress up and hit the town, the lackadaisical day of recuperation that follows may even be better. It is the perfect time to bundle up and relax. However, an afternoon of lounging around is no excuse to look like you are wearing pajamas around campus. It takes little effort to put together a casual-chic look, and the results go a long way.
I spotted this Fashionisto as he was leaving a late lunch at Whole Foods. I was immediately impressed with how dapper and put-together his outfit looked even though he was clearly exhausted from the previous night’s festivities. His laid-back yet stylish navy J. Crew chinos make him give off a crisp, well-presented vibe. He can wear these pants out to lunch, to his fraternity chapter or just watching Sunday night football with the guys. These staple trousers are a sensible ensemble choice for any occasion. His half-zip Brooks Brothers sweater both keeps him warm and makes him look good. The royal blue collar serves as a nice accent and color pop to the otherwise neutral hued outfit. He tops off his apparel with his everyday Sperry Topsider boat shoes and a Seiko watch.
Want to emulate this Fashionisto’s carefree look? Luckily chinos and sweaters are hard to come by for the upcoming chilly winter season. Patagonia’s better sweater is a great basic half-zip that keeps you cozy while looking chic. Vineyard Vines and J. McLaughlin also stock handsome half-zip sweaters in an array of solid shades. For a pair of staple chinos, there are many styles and brands to choose from. Rugby Ralph Lauren stocks navy trousers in chino and wool and cotton fabrics. Polo Ralph Lauren also carries a wide array of slim chinos. Gap sells denim-washed chinos in a variety of colors at fabulously affordable price points, as does L.L. Bean. If you want to splurge, Gant carries the navy trousers in a vintage wash.