It's Fall and there's enough of a chill in the air to put on a sweater, but not so much that I'll bother with socks. With classic blue and orange tones, this outfit is a staple of my fall rotation-at least until snow hits the ground.
This outfit highlights staple pieces in my wardrobe. When getting dressed I hardly ever think of what’s physically comfortable (I’m all about the look), but I do prioritize well fitting clothes. To this end, I can always depend on a blue oxford and pair of chinos to keep me looking effortless and classic. From what I’ve seen on the market, for the price Brooks Brothers makes the best OCBDs* and permanent pressed chinos out there. The tennis sweater is an ode to my collegiate days; can you blame me for not wanting to hang it up? Finally, my JP Crickets University slippers are a crowd favorite (they’re available in about a dozen universities).
*The OCBD shown here is Brooks’ earlier version, which I prefer, priced now at $79. The newer OCBDs retail for $140.
Tennis sweater from their Red Fleece line (similar) No longer available
Regent Fit Oxford cloth button down (same) on sale for $79
Milano fit Advantage chinos (same) $89
University of Virginia slippers (JP Crickets for Brooks Brothers) (same) on sale for $164
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Blake is a graduate student in the Midwest studying higher education. She draws inspiration from the southern prep style, particularly the style at her undergraduate institution at the University of Virginia. Her current wardrobe largely consists of basic pieces in natural fabrics, simple colors, and carefully tailored fits. Blake is interested in adapting classic, well-composed style to queer masculine-of-center bodies of any size.