Men should consider accessories when hitting the ‘re-up’ button on their wardrobes as the new school year approaches. Fashion accessories like jewelry, shoes, and carrying cases are typical but can surpass a casual outfit with the cache of great accent pieces. The idea avoids revolving around trends or buying into them. If you are going back to school, whether you are a returning adult learner of any age, an educator gearing up for the semester, or just planning to get to the office more often this fall, accessories for men are ever-evolving in all kinds of styles.
This season, it won’t be necessary to overhaul your entire closet, and most men would settle for a new shirt or pants, similar to other items already in their wardrobe. Men can forgo overspending on familiar pieces and find products that gradually elevate their sartorial aesthetic with conversational pieces. Anything from a phone case to a shiny piece of jewelry can display a level of intellect in style – ultimately, a conversation starter.
Besides staple fashion pieces and accessories, like hats or jewelry, it’s good to note that men still need accents for flair. Products that enhance your daily routine and take you throughout the day should be on your list of things that add to your personal style. There are layers to fashion, leading up to how you accessorize yourself each day. This would include considering fashion items that encourage getting active and in shape or something that provides an elevated sense of comfort and convenience.
A design that is lightweight, these moisture-wicking fabric boxer briefs from Champion come in handy on warmer days and at the gym. The waistband on these boxer briefs moves sweat away from the skin for a cooler, drier experience. Champion is known for its comfortable fit, and these pairs are sure to meet the mark in your daily marathon.
Nixon x Independent Custom-Built to Grind timepieces – Independent Time Teller – $150
These four customized interpretations of some of Nixon’s most popular timepieces in analog and digital styles range from classy to punk and are designed to bridge the veteran skaters with the new breed coming up. Independent, a skateboarding brand, has been a staple in the skate community, and Nixon has a history in board sports since 1998 and designing timepieces that cater to daring athletes. But these timepieces are made for sleek everyday style.
Eyewear can add flare to even the most simple of looks. Coco&Breezy and Teva have come together to fit your aesthetic for neutral tones in subtle hues that shine. The transparent tan and green acetate frames reflect the earth-conscious lifestyle of the twin eyewear designers. Their personal taste has always been Teva sandals, and these frames bring that conscious aesthetic to your on-the-go lifestyle. And if you have children, these pairs come in kids sizing.
CASTIFY has made phone cases for years, and what better way to show some self-expression than through a phone case? In furtherance of their recent collaboration with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, CASTIFY delivers more phone cases with MET-inspired artwork. The classic, bright, and bold red MET logo is sure to arouse the interest of a desk neighbor or someone seated next to you at happy hour. There is a limited edition run of 100 pieces of Jacques-Louis David’s “The Death of Socrates” Limited Canvas Edition Premium Set Box, as well as other artworks featured for your particular taste in history.
Not in need of a phone case with flair? Then maybe you need something that has more utility and just as much style. The keebos crossbody case comes with a card wallet, finger grip loop, and a detachable strap if you want to keep a lower profile. Makes sense for the ‘sensible’ guy and still adds a smart and sleek aesthetic to your look.
Disney might not be the first to mind in the fashion conversation, but they are getting into ‘enchanted’ jewelry designs that are statement pieces in themselves. The Rebel Heart sterling silver lack rhodium diamond bracelet comes with .25 carats in black diamonds, adorning the safety pin design. This 70s punk-style bracelet can awaken the rocker in you and still be able to clean up with an office look.
If the bracelet is saying too much for you, then you should consider a sterling silver snake chain that can give you the needed boost of confidence in your daily look. This sleek and sophisticated jewelry comes in three different lengths and gold tones. You can spice up a chain like this with a pendant of your choosing as a convenient conversation starter. Places like JewelersConnect can satisfy your customizable palette for a deeper dive into conversation. Let your creative juices flow and create truly unique pieces and one-of-a-kind gifts on the platform. By connecting you with a large variety of custom jewelers, you’re guaranteed to find exactly what you’re looking for.
This round signet ring by VEERT features a classic, bold silhouette with a sleek design. The beaming green is a staple of the founder Julia Lang, a cultural curator and image consultant. The enamel ring makes you seem less stiff in a suit and even more fun in a t-shirt. You can be the guy in on the latest trends while not trying to look like it.
These socks from K.Bell are made strictly for running – quite possibly for the train. K.Bell socks are composed of a soft and sustainable yarn blend that stays cool and keeps your feet snug up to your calves. ‘Smart’ temperature control technology offers cooling comfort and allows for all-day wear.
ADONIS KING bags are quite a luxury item, but with moderate pricing. To look for a bag that exudes elegance and still can carry all your things on a daily commute, then you need a Campus Backpack. The backpack is made from high-quality leather and materials., featuring metal hardware adorning each style. With two adjustable back straps and a front zipped pocket, this backpack is more than functional with a sophisticated design and aesthetic. A cotton twill lining provides durability and comfort, making a statement on your way to and from your office.
The Danish-inspired accessories brand Skagen has just launched its second limited-edition collection with the Danish fashion brand Soulland to create a collection of watches that are modern in design and have a sleek sophistication about them. When a man wears a timepiece that reflects his intelligence and aesthetic, it radiates on him. And there are plenty of styles to choose from with this collaboration.
If you plan to stay hydrated this semester with a water bottle – per a conscious coworker’s personal request – then you should consider this pouch for your beverage. Skip the clunky water bottle ‘look’ for a cool bottle bag from Sprayground. This bag is cylinder-shaped, perfect for water or a thermos full of your favorite morning liquid. The luxe design and flair of this bag make it an exciting accessory to carry around. It can be a ubiquitous wardrobe item for your everyday style while staying hydrated.