Hello Fashionistas and Fashionistos! Mariah here bringing you your weekly Windy City forecast on this fine spring day. Let's see what we've got: Rain. Rain. Wind. More rain…and wind. Seems like saying “spring showers” in Chicago is a bit of an understatement with the pelting the city has been getting the past couple of weeks.

With that, I'm sure we've all fallen victim to the “it's-raining-so-I'm-not-getting-dressed” philosophy at least one of these days. So you can imagine my shock (and pure ecstasy) spotting this stylish Fashionisto on his way to class.

What makes his outfit so great is his combination of dressy and casual pieces. Looking at him from only waist up, you wouldn't expect him to be wearing a pair of sandblasted denim jeans or Jordan sneakers. But the pairings fit together perfectly, making him look cool and sophisticated.

I especially love this Fashionisto's gray vest which he layers with a navy blue blazer. Vests should be a staple in every man's closet, as they are a trend I don't see going away anytime soon. Or at least I hope not.

Hint: Ditch the dress shoes and dress it down with sneakers. Celebrities like Justin Timberlake and Kanye West are good for showing up on the red carpet in three-piece suits and their favorite pair of high-tops. It's a great way to be dressed up, yet dressed down at the same time.

Oh, and don't forget the umbrella!


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