It’s that time of year again – back to campus.
College style can be tricky. You want to look presentable and job worthy, but not too stiff or uptight for a casual environment.
For this post we reached out to Alex Wilson, a student in the Design/Art/Architecture/Planning program (DAAP) at the University of Cincinnati.
We caught up with Alex for his first week on campus, and he showed us that you don’t have to spend a lot to look good. “Since I’m in college, I work on a budget for my wardrobe – I’m no stranger to the thrift store and ebay.”
About the Bag: “This rucksack is great because it’s strong and has plenty of pockets for whatever I need for a day of classes.”
Bonus Tip: “The timex watch was a thrift i found for six bucks, and I haven’t see too many other blue-faced Easy Reader’s around.”
Bonus Tip II: “Dress shoes” are not “dress” shoes anymore. Brogues and wingtips of all kinds are made with sportier fabrics and softer soles. Like these canvas joints with the rubber bottoms – more sneaker than corporate in my opinion.
Bonus Tip III: The beauty of this look is that every piece will get better with age and wear. That’s not shopping, that’s investing.
- Blue Shirt by Banana Republic
- Jeans by Gap
- Beige Suede Wingtips by Polo
- Rucksack from local army-navy store
- Timex Watch (thrifted)
- Aviator Sunglasses by PacSun