Go Back to School in Style: 3 Outfits <$100 for Him

[ 0 ] August 10, 2010 |

For us guys, university isn’t only about escaping our parents and ending summer flings; it’s about the opportunity to change your whole look. If you weren’t a trendsetter in high school, these back to school outfit ideas will give you a style upgrade that’s easy on your wallet.

Not to reinforce gender stereotypes, but lots of dudes tend to throw on a mish-mash of styles, and end up looking a little confused, fashion-wise. The following back to school outfits for guys have been divided into types, so you can make a great first impression on campus with a clear identity:

Outfit #1: The Hipster

What better way to make an impression than with the look of today? Thankfully, since hipsters are defined by their love of thriftshop-chic (despite claiming not to be defined by anything!) outfit choices are usually cheap. It’s a comfortable all-purpose look, too, appropriate for both lectures and pub nights.

Clockwise from top left: Men’s Patterned Western Shirt, $19, Old Navy; V-Neck Organic Cotton Tee, $9.90, Forever 21; Striped Skinny Jeans, $34.90, Forever 21; F6378 Readers, $5.90, Forever 21; Canvas Plimsoll, $18, Urban Outfitters.

Coupons to use before you shop: Old Navy, Urban Outfitters.

Total cost of look = $87.70

Outfit #2: The East Coast Preppy

Is the nautical Americana style more your scene? Even if you’re not a born-and-bred New Englander, going prep is an easy way to look great without exerting too much effort. It’s an awesome look for kicking around your residence and getting noticed by your crush in Chem lab.

Clockwise from top left: Men’s Classic Pique Polo, $15, Old Navy; Plaid Flat-Front Short, $19.75, Aeropostale; Preppy Canvas Trainer, $24, Urban Outfitters; F4892 Sunglasses, 5.90, Forever 21; UO Straw Fedora, $28, Urban Outfitters.

Coupons to use before you shop: Aeropostale, Old Navy, Urban Outfitters.

Total cost of look = $92.65

Outfit #3: The Rock Star

Sure, you burst ear-drums on karaoke night, and the plastic guitar that comes with Rock Band might not actually be real, but you can still be a rock star with the right clothes. This is the best look to rock on a night out with your roommate and friends. But if you’re going to class, remember leave the smashed guitar in your dorm.

Clockwise from top left: Budweiser Tee, $24,Urban Outfitters; Men’s Distressed Straight Leg Jeans, $25, Old Navy; Iron Lung Necklace, $18, Urban Outfitters; Canvas High Top Sneakers, $16.90, Forever 21.

Coupons to use before you shop: Old Navy, Urban Outfitters.

Total cost of look = $83.90

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