Casual Campus Play in my Banana Republic Gear


Styled by Mark – Fashion, Grooming and Lifestyle advice for Men made simple! Welcome back in the second blog we’ve done since the official beginning of spring. On this beautiful day in Winter Park, I’m hanging out on the Rollins College Campus, feeling pretty good in my look from Banana Republic. The environment on most college campuses is relaxed and at the end of the day almost tranquil.  So today, I took the opportunity to explore this beautiful campus in one of my favorite Banana Republic looks.

I paired the Banana Republic Henley Hoodie with the Aiden Slim Windowpane Linen Short. The textured hoodie and it’s sweater-like feel was perfect as the college is adjacent to an amazing lake and there is the occasional breeze that comes along with it. The hoodie is cotton and the front pockets were ideal for my phone, keys etc.  The chambray trim around the neckline is also a special touch.  I’m typically a jeans person when I decide to go casual. The hoodie pairs perfectly with jeans, but I couldn’t resist the Aiden Slim Short. I love the look and feel of the linen shorts and the design is bold enough to garner the attention that says this is not your typical casual attire. The blue and white contrast is one of my favorite combination, so it just worked! These comfortable shorts can be worn casually as I did, or paired with a nice shirt and skinny tie for a dressier and fun look.

At the end of the day, I enjoy to relax like everyone else, but let’s be honest, I still like to look stylish while doing it. The Banana Republic Henley Hoodie and the Aiden Slim Short helped me accomplish both.

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