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Back to School Fall Fashion for Guys

Modern PrepModern PrepCourtesy of JCrew
Heading out to go back-to-school shopping? Here are three hot trends for fall that will kick your look in gear and get you ready to make waves at school.

Back to the Future

You don’t have to look all the way back to the 1950’s to see varsity jackets, jeans and white tee shirts. This look is hot right now, too. Or hit the 1980’s look with bright (no, wait, make that BRIGHT!) colors in jeans, contrast striped tees (we’re talking bright blue and lime green or orange paired with anything), and even sneakers (or tennies, tennis shoes, or gym shoes, if you prefer) in bold colors like orange New Balance shoes or bright blue Nikes. Or borrow from the 1970’s to find slim fit colored corduroy jeans and vintage inspired super-soft t-shirts with sports or brand logos under a button-down plaid shirt, denim jacket or two-button wool blazer.

 

Played Down Prep

Button downs buttoned up all the way or buttoned down over a vintage tee, worn over brightly colored jeans or cuffed khakis personalize the preppy look and make it comfortable. Grab a light wool blazer instead of a denim jacket or sweatshirt to pull this look together.

Whether or not you like their music, they have style that gets them noticedWhether or not you like their music, they have style that gets them noticedCourtesy of One Direction

Check out the look One Direction sports – some say they’re the boy band it’s ok for guys to like, but whether or not you’re into their music, their style has girls and guys taking notice. This is a great date look and a big mom-pleaser, for those of you looking to score respectability points.

Skater Style by VansSkater Style by VansCourtesy of Teen Vogue

 

Skate Park Style

You don’t have to lug around a long board or do ollies to sport the skater style. Chuck Taylor Converse high tops or low tops come in too many colors or patterns to count. Skate shoes from Vans and Keds are back, too, in crazy color combinations like orange and blue checks. Pair those hard-to-miss kicks with slouchy jeans, soft vintage tees, a knit beanie, and a zip up or pullover hoodie and you have yourself a LOOK for fall.

 

Have Your Say

What's your favorite back to school look for guys? What's totally hot and what's totally NOT? Have your say in the comment section below.

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"SatanslilDemon" wrote: Ok so I have a dilemma. I really, and I mean really like this guy. He's considerate of my mental wellbeing and health, plus he's really funny and sweet. He's respectful, loyal, and his hugs are the best ever(he's like a foot and 4 inches taller than me). the dilemma is, he'stwentyandI'mfifteenturningsixteensoon.... I'm not gonna even ask about dating him until i'm sixteen but I've called him in total anxiety attack crying my eyes out and he calmed me down and made me laugh, and I invited him to come see a choir performance so he spent the day with me... My mom ships us... but I'm a little worried because of the age difference  and experience difference and just, I don't want to miss the chance of being with him because of it. ​  any advice??? It's really nice that your mother supports it, that always helps!! I'm glad that your family enjoys his company as well. Being 16 while he's 20 is alright. It's a slight odd age gap. But, I think as long as you both are ready, it's alright. Make sure you're mature and safe with your choices though. Personally, I think you should wait until you're closer to at least, 17. But, as long as you two are smart about what you're doing, it should be alright when it come around to it.
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"Shygirl15" wrote:I really like this boy in my second period class but i dont know how to tell him because he knows that im transgender do whatever makes you feel comfortable or just wing it and tell him and if he tells you something because you're trans forget about him! He doesn't deserve you. But it's totally okay if you want to play it safe and not go up to him. You do you. :3 
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"SatanslilDemon" wrote: Ok so I have a dilemma. I really, and I mean really like this guy. He's considerate of my mental wellbeing and health, plus he's really funny and sweet. He's respectful, loyal, and his hugs are the best ever(he's like a foot and 4 inches taller than me). the dilemma is, he'stwentyandI'mfifteenturningsixteensoon.... I'm not gonna even ask about dating him until i'm sixteen but I've called him in total anxiety attack crying my eyes out and he calmed me down and made me laugh, and I invited him to come see a choir performance so he spent the day with me... My mom ships us... but I'm a little worried because of the age difference  and experience difference and just, I don't want to miss the chance of being with him because of it. ​  any advice??? i suggest you wait i mean you are going to be 16 that's way too young to be dating someone who is 4/5 years older than you,no? You can still talk to him when it comes to your anxiety attacks and all of that because I have those too every night so I know how it feels, but maybe you should wait. But at the end of the day it's your decision I'm just here to give advice 
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SatanslilDemon
Ok so I have a dilemma. I really, and I mean really like this guy. He's considerate of my mental wellbeing and health, plus he's really funny and sweet. He's respectful, loyal, and his hugs are the best ever(he's like a foot and 4 inches taller than me). the dilemma is, he'stwentyandI'mfifteenturningsixteensoon.... I'm not gonna even ask about dating him until i'm sixteen but I've called him in total anxiety attack crying my eyes out and he calmed me down and made me laugh, and I invited him to come see a choir performance so he spent the day with me... My mom ships us... but I'm a little worried because of the age difference  and experience difference and just, I don't want to miss the chance of being with him because of it. ​  any advice???
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SmartSunnyShadow
I feel like that too. My best friend will always hang out with her 'new friends' that I have a really bad opinion about. My friend will treat me rudely all the time and sometimes make fun of me with her friends. But, when I needed her the most in my life, she was there for me, and I told her how I felt. She says that she just wants to hang out with more people and apologized, people can be a little teasy at times.  Also, after seeing each other for a long time, people make new friends and start hanging out with them more, it doesn't mean that she doesn't like you.  This may be different for you, but just tell her about it, she will have to know you feelings at one point.  Hope I helped you. 
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