I spotted this Fashionisto in the cafeteria, and couldn’t help but notice his vintage looking kicks. With shoes like those, I knew I had to snap his picture. I love that he knew how to keep his outfit stylish and simple, as his shoes were clearly the outfit’s focal point. I also felt a 1950’s vibe from his hairstyle, and from afar he reminded me of Elvis Pressley.
Name: Joshua Sorhaindo
Major: Culinary Arts
CollegeFashionista: Where do you find your fashion inspiration?
Joshua Sorhaindo: I find my fashion inspiration through clothing seen in movies, the 1950’s and from my favorite style icon who is Kid Kudi
CF: Can you give me some details on your outfit? Where is everything from?
JS: Well, my corduroy blazer is thrifted, underneath the blazer I am wearing a Lacoste long-sleeve polo, and my shoes are Ralph Lauren.
CF: Oh, okay so what are 3 wardrobe pieces you cannot live without?
JS: Polo’s, my corduroy blazer, and a pair of fitted jeans.
How To: This Fashionisto’s look is all about wearing classic pieces while giving everything an urban twist. Think khakis, slacks, v-necks, blazers, button-down shirts, while adding a pair of lace-up combat boots or sneakers like this Fashionisto is wearing to throw off the goody-two shoes vibe. Also, knowing how to layer properly is key. If you are wearing a blazer, opt for a simple neutral color v-neck underneath and then pair both with khakis or fitted jeans with a nice belt. Another important tip to remember is that you should never want to look too put-together; being matchy-matchy is fine for a job interview, but ideally you want to look a little undone. So, unbutton the top of your shirt, roll up your sleeves and discard the tie please.
Gentlemen, when wearing high-top lace-up boots or sneakers, cuff your pants so you can see the details of your shoes; it looks more stylish then just a sloppy pant leg covering your shoe. Also, if you have really long legs as a man, cuffing your jeans, khakis, etc, can actually make your legs look more proportional.