I am so excited to finally have the chance to write about a fierce Fashionisto. I always see this stylish gent around campus and he never fails to impress me with his style selections. As Tennessee finally moves on from its three-month heat surge that we call summer, cardigans, jackets and sweaters are beginning to make their way out of our closets little by little. Rocky Top is blessed with beautiful transition seasons, making layering a must. This Fashionisto nailed his look by adding a chambray shirt as a light outer layer. Since it can also be worn buttoned up, this is a must-have fall piece. The color blue is associated with being cool and confident. Whether this Fashionisto planned his outfit around that color scheme or not, he definitely achieved a self-assured vibe with this look.
Name: Dorian Hudson
Major: Retail and Consumer Science
CollegeFashionista: What are you wearing and where is it from?
Dorian Hudson: The leopard print shirt and chambray button-down are both from H&M. My jeans are Levi’s, my shoes are Nike Blazers, my Aztec necklace is from Topman, my sunglasses are from Nordstrom, my watch is Fossil and my bracelets are from Hot Topic.
CF: Where do you look for inspiration for your wardrobe?
DH: I draw inspiration for my style from the world around me. I look at fashion blogs, Instagram, magazines, people I see around me and celebrities. My two favorite style icons are Kanye West and Pharrell. They are both individualists who wear what they want and set the tone for others to follow.
CF: What is the one item that you are on the hunt for right now and why?
DH: The item I have to have this season would be a pair of leather pants. My style is edgy and this item screams different. I’ve already got a few different ways in mind that I can wear them and I’m anxious to see how each look will turn out.
CF: How would you describe your style in a few keywords?
DH: I consider my style to be creative, daring and inspiring. I like for my outfits to be fly and fun at the same time. I’m also really big on doing just enough without doing too much. This means choosing once piece that makes a statement and building my outfit around it. I’m in love with prints and colors, but I try to consume them in moderation.
CF: What is your style/fashion motto?
DH: Let your fit do just enough without overdoing it.
How To: Texture is the key when wearing a specific color scheme. Try to incorporate other colors or patterns when wearing a button-down shirt like this Western shirt from Urban Outfitters. H&M has a wide selection of colored jeans to wear this fall that can be paired with a variety of tops. Depending on your style and favorite colors, a pair of killer shoes like these Vans can add the finishing touch to the super cool ensemble.