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Back to School Fashion for Guys

JCrew's updated Preppy StyleModern 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.

One Direction's styleWhether 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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