Autumn is upon us, which means it's time to go back to that collegiate way of life. It’s time to leave behind the swim trunks and the dress shirts you wore for your internship in favour of casual basics. Between expert layering and tailored looks, these are the essentials you need to integrate comfort and style into your fall look.
Athleisure is here to stay, which means t-shirts are made for statements. Whether you want a bold pattern you can wear with a pair of jeans or a solid hue to pair with your favourite trousers, it’s the wardrobe basic that can do it all. Slogans and logos are all the rage at the moment, which means you can exude individuality without brash visuals if you so desire. No matter what you are looking for, there is a t-shirt out there for you.
The epitome of refinement and casual cool, polos are your friend this season. In line with this theme, you can sport a bomber jacket or a track jacket to play with different colours and designs. For a more elevated look, pair it with a sport jacket or a blazer as this is the perfect look for department mixers or a business school presentation. For a more rugged aesthetic, consider a distressed denim jacket to embody that timeless Americana essence.
Shoes can make or break your outfit, which is why you need to invest in a good pair for every occasion. For those who can never diverge from casual style, consider high tech sock sneakers or those chunky dad sneakers. However, always own a pair of dress shoes such as Oxford brogues or derby loafers for more formal events. If you just want simple everyday shoes, look no further than a pair of solid low-top sneakers to get you through the season.
Regardless of your style, the key to back-to-school style is merging formal elements with casual basics for an effortless look.