With the fall semester in session, many of us have absolutely no desire to leave behind the fabulous summer we’ve been having thusfar. That being said, there’s no reason whatsoever for your appearance to reflect this disdain for the return to class. Pajamas and flip-flops weren’t appropriate last semester and they’re certainly not this time around. Let’s go through a few back to school ensembles for us as well as the fairer sex and hopefully annihilate the notion that looking like one just woke up and dragged themselves to school is ever acceptable. Since this is another FashionGrail/Stylistmanifesto dual location post, we’re gonna hit exclusively our spots (Yesstyle.com and Karmaloop.com).
Step onto campus in style! The vintage striped button-down flows beautifully into the chinos below. The brown tone seamlessly goes from the stripe in the shirt to the pant. And since we’re still in the last bits of the warmer temperatures, rock the nautical footwear while you still can. Top it off with bold-rimmed frames and a slightly busier tie (whose diagonal stripe incidentally cuts the vertical ones of the button-down).
When you’re in class ma’, why not be dressed to immediately meet your baby for a bite to eat? There’s no need to rock the pajamas like those girls in the online college commercials. This particular ensemble is very simple yet devastatingly chic. The knit top keeps you warm in the a/c (because we know the classroom can be a bit chilly), while the higher length pencil skirt will keep you from overheating on the way back to the car (once you hit the outdoors again, it may be quite a bit warmer and sweating is gross). Not to mention, the higher length is a nice way to still show off those fabulous legs before they have to be put away for the winter Footwear is totally up to you but I’d suggest a heel or pump.
This time around, I chose to keep it mad simple for both us and you ladies. We’ve set the bar for the fall season, now it’s up to each of us to maintain this standard and exceed it! Just because we’re hitting the books, we shouldn’t have to look like we just came off a 12 hour cramming session.
The laid-back look suits Cam Gigandet (from Twilight) well, but I’m really not digging the v-neck (is he trying to show cleavage or what?). With a crew neck in place, the outfit is a casual, cool and each piece can be used year round. Get Cam’s look for less!
Sheer Jersey T-Shirt - $21 at Americanapparel.com
Roman Coin Cut Out With Leather Piece – $4.98 (originally $18.50) at Gbyguess.com
Loose-Fit Cargos – $20 at Oldnavy.com
Globe The Goods Sneakers – $59.95 at Zappos.com
The following is a guest post by Stylist Manifesto: When it comes to what you love, there’s no need to go overboard. Especially once you reach adulthood. As a skater and a stylish guy, it’s necessary to have a balance between paying homage to what you love, and maintaining a fashionable and mature appearance. I think subtlety with a hint of boldness screams taste and fashion sense. For example, as a grown man, it’s time to leave the white tee behind. Welcome to adulthood where the white tee is replaced with the crispy white dress shirt. Pair this men’s essential with a pair of jeans or shorts and basically ANY color tennis (or skate) shoe and you have a SUPER fashionable look instantly! So remember kids, it’s as easy as ’1-2-3′!
1. White button down.
2. Jeans or shorts.
3. ANY color tennis or skate shoe.
Easy, right? Remember, even when it’s not on your board, make it look like staying this fly is effortless! Note examples below.
White oxford shirt $19.99 @ www.macys.com (Click here to buy)
Ecko Jeans – $29.99 at shopecko.com (Click here to buy)
Puma Roma ’68 – $46.58 at 6pm.com (Click here to buy)
onitsuka tiger – $68.95 at zappos.com (Click here to buy)
Supra Vaider Hi-Top – $98 at zappos.com (Click here to buy)
Reebok High-Top – $164.59 at caliroots.com (Click here to buy)
Adidas Limón – $82.24 at caliroots.com (Click here to buy)
Top ten Hi-Sleek – $105 at caliroots.com (Click here to buy)
Adidas BLUE – $82.24 at caliroots.com (Click here to buy)
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It doesn’t take much for Orlando Bloom to make a woman go weak in the knee’s, and this understated outfit is the perfect example why slighty baggy jeans, semi fitted tee and uber chic scarf. Guys get Orlando’s look for less!
Arrow Mock-Layer Striped Tee – $15.99 at Kohls.com
Fred Perry Twin Tipped Scarf - $38.90 at Nordstrom.com
BKE Ring Necklace – $9.50 at Buckle.com
Striped Wayfarer - $14.99 (was $20) at urbanoutfitters.com
Eagle Classic Cotton Belt – $9.95 at AE.com
Converse – $110 at Ssense.com
Alan Straight Jean – $29.90 at Forever21.com