Friday, October 14, 2011

Homecoming Fashion Guide

So it’s October, which means its HBCU homecoming season.  This is a time where students and alumni of Historically Black colleges and universities go back to their respective schools to reunite with friends, fellowship and have a good time. Here are a few tips on how to look chic, comfortable and cool while at homecoming.

 Homecomings are typically in October so you’re never really sure of how the weather will be. My suggestion would be a nice tailored blazer. You can create a nice polished look and still make sure that you are warm enough.  And if the weather is warm, a blazer can be easily taken off. Try pairing it with skinny jeans and a nice colorful scarf.

When it comes to shoes during homecoming, comfort is key. Going to events like football games, day parties, and walking around the yard can be tiring. Try a nice pair of boots or booties. High heel or flat boots are acceptable.  Also wedges are very trendy this season. Try a bright colored wedge and let them be the focus of your ensemble. 

Homecoming Look

During the day, homecomings are pretty relaxed for guys. Jeans, chinos, cords or other casual pants are a great choice. Try wearing a casual button down shirt. Chambray and gingham plaid are two of my favorites on men. If it’s a little chilly, throw on a nice jacket or a cardigan. 

Ok, now to the shoes. For most guys, this is the most important part. This is the time to bring out your sneakers so pretty much anything goes. Just make sure you look fly.  Boots are also acceptable.


  1. Although I'm not going to my old school's homecoming, if I were I would wear both outfits! I especially love that jumpsuit! And the leopard shoes? LOVE!