An email I get one or twice a week: “SB, I’m in college. I want to dress up, but I don’t want to look too dressed up or like I’m taking myself too seriously – it’s college after all.”
There are plenty of ways to dress “down the middle”; well put-together but not too formal. In my opinion, it’s the ideal way to dress. To be ready for just about any occasion and be relatable/approachable to just about anybody.
This look is a great example. Alex uses the cap and the use of fabric and pattern to turn a traditional “dressy” look into a “casually put together” look. Perfect for a day of classes or drinks at the college pub.
“This wool cap is great because it keeps my head warm and looks casual – but not too casual like a fitted or snapback.”
Thanks, as always, for reading and special thanks to Alex for participating.
Yours in style,
Photography by William Mata - www.williammata.com
- Green Wool Hat by Lands End Canvas
- Brown Donegal Jacket by Lands End Canvas
- Brown Donegal Waistcoat by Lands End Canvas
- Red Plaid Shirt by Lands End Canvas
- Denim jeans by Levi’s
- Thrifted Grey Plaid Tie
- Red Socks
- Brown Double Monk Strap Shoes by Hugo Boss
- Grey Duffle Bag by Pierre Cardin