Most college kids this summer will be taking on the monotonous tasks of getting coffee for the boss, mowing lawns (making a killing), or maybe working for their parents' small business reluctantly. Regardless, 20 to 40 hours of their week will be spent staring at the clock and most likely having their SOULS sucked out of them (or hey, you could be doing something you love if we want to stay on the positive side).
The easiest way to make it through this summer, aside from playing harder than you work when you get vacation time off, is through rewarding yourself. In fact, positive reinforcement and rewarding yourself is the easiest way to stay motivated - especially for a temporary job/internship.
So, what should you buy?
This is a time in your life where the salary of working at your campus library or part time at the local coffee shop can only pay for your car's gas and a 24 pack for the weekend. This means that very little, if any of your money spent during the school year is for the sole purpose of spoiling yourself.
This is your time to shine and come back to school with at least one designer piece to strut to class with. The key here is that you want to hit a sweet spot; not too expensive, but something that's still worth showing off. You don't want to be the guy returning to school wearing the same thing as when he left, trust me. Here are a few designer pieces to spend your summer savings on.
1. Comme Des Garcons Patch T-Shirt
2. Paul Smith Unstructured Blazer
3. Louis Vuitton Multiple Wallet
4. Oliver Spencer Suede Backpack
5. Gucci Loafers
DJ Hargrave is a menswear blogger and founder of Tailor Made Style. His goal is to empower others to become the strongest version of themselves through their style and helping them be informed on what's going on in the menswear world. You can find him on Instagram and Snapchat @tailormadedj