Guys' Back-to-School Essentials

    Five T-shirts, five shorts and a few hoodies.

    For many guys, until colder weather hits and they add sweatpants to the mix, that’s all the back-to-school shopping that’s necessary. This lasts from roughly middle school to college. Maybe longer in an era when more of us telecommute.

    Other guys, though, prefer men’s casual clothes with no resemblance to men’s gym clothes. They might still need thehoodies, but they’ll pair them with men’s jeans or chino joggers. Or maybe they’ll hit the back-to-school sales for vibrant T-shirts and add a flannel layer on chilly days.

    So, what’s trendy for guys going back to school today? Read on!

    Minimalist Back-to-School Outfits

    This vibe starts with a T-shirt, too, but it’s not going to have a bold logo or splashy graphic. The emphasis in the minimalist aesthetic is muted solid colors and low-key patterns. Tapered sweats or khakis paired with understated jackets. Retro-inspired sneakers are the perfect men’s casual shoes for completing the look.

    Preppy Style for Men

    A timeless theme in men’s clothes, the staples fora preppy look are polos, Oxford shirts and crewneck sweaters. Relax and update preppy style with a shirt worn loose topped with a cardigan. Men’s backpacks in neutral tones add a functional touch.

    Cottagecore and the Guys

    Anyone, not just women, can pull off cottagecore style. For guys, the classic button-down shirt is a great start. Top it with a textured jacket or contrasting vest. A tweedy cap completes the ensemble.

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