Class, much like wine, is an acquired taste. It’s something that certainly doesn’t occur over night or at the snap of your fingers. Class takes patience, knowledge, and not to mention, a greater inclination for the finer things in life. Clearly, this Fashionisto is ahead of the game when it comes to looking classy. Luckily, I got to ask him for a few tips. Pinkies up, everyone!
Name: Jhan Galarza
Major: Hospitality Management
CollegeFashionista: Does fashion play an important role in your life?
Jhan Galarza: It does, I think it plays an important role in everyone’s lives. I love how confident I feel after I put an outfit together. I really believe that I am what I wear, so I try to keep my style very clean.
CF: You seem to have a very classic style. What does it take to pull off your look?
JG: I really like to have a sense of elegance in whatever I wear. I like to wear casual things and spice it up with accessories. Golden accessories make the outfit look much nicer, I think. With a classic look, the colors are very important. I love very rich colors such as red or navy blue. I would say keep the pattern simple, nothing too crazy or distracting. The fit of the clothes is what’s most important. The less baggy your items are, the better you look.
CF: Have you started stocking up for your fall wardrobe yet?
JG: Actually, all I ever buy is stuff for fall and winter. Summer is my least favorite season because I don’t get to layer. I always say that sweater weather is better weather.
CF: That’s a good saying. Do you have any other fashion mottos?
JG: Yes! “Class over swag.”
How To: Dressing classy means dressing in well-fitting clothing at all times. As this Fashionisto mentioned, the less baggy the better. Make sure that you’re not drowning in the clothing, but also not trying to squeeze into clothing three sizes too small. Once you find the correct fit, shopping will become much easier. To emulate this Fashionisto’s outfit, tuck a striped shirt into a pair of fitted chino pants. Next, step into an elegant pair of oxford shoes. Throw on a cardigan, if weather permits, and a watch to complete the look.