I love when guys take risks and rock fashionable, edgy looks. I spotted this Fashionisto sporting a unique hairstyle with a laid back ensemble, made better with the addition of his denim/knit jacket (who knew those contrasting materials blended so well together?) With a bold appearance, I knew fashion meant more to him than just a basic T-shirt and shorts.
Name: Joseph Bonifacio
CollegeFashionsta: What inspired your look?
Joseph Bonifacio: My look today, I just wanted to go with something summer, something fun, something casual ‘cause here [Kitson] I’m like always on my feet…Every time I leave my house, I want to look ready for the day and ready to like take on whatever. So I always go for something casual, but at the same time dressy.
CF: I love your hairstyle, what inspired you to do that?
JB: My ex girlfriend used to cut my hair and I’d always go back to the same style, like with the V in the back, ‘cause I think it’s kind of unique. It’s like kind of ‘90s because I used to have my hair like this spiked with bleached tips in the ‘90s. I like having it up and stuff, out of my face. It’s fun.
CF: In terms of men’s fashion, how do you stand out?
JB: I think I like to wear a lot more like outgoing, louder things. Usually guys like to go for the more subtle, like not so bright not so colorful, and I like to go for like the loud bright things—like my socks are crazy. I go for things that are going to make a statement and not everyone’s is going to wear all the time.
CF: What type of things do you think make statements?
JB: Just like things that pop, like prints, lots of color-blocking—stuff like that, like mixing up colors. I usually like to go for like a swag, like matching color and things that will pick up another color. So a lot of color coordination, but not to the point where it’s too much and overbearing—like still classy.
CF: What’s your favorite article in your closet?
JB: Well I kind of like black jeans just because you could put them with almost everything. But if I had a top, top favorite it’d be my denim Levi’s vest—it’s a cutoff vest and it’s a white acid-wash. It’s super fun. I wear it with like everything and I get super sassy.
How To: This Fashionisto makes a bold statement with his hairstyle. Not ready to make the cut? Try temporarily dying your hair, or experiment with hair chalk. To emulate his ensemble, play around with different prints, colors and/or materials. Guys, wear a printed tank (like this Fashionisto) paired with shoes in a contrasting color for a bold pop. Girls, mix two prints from the same color family on top and bottom for an updated, monochromatic look. My best advice: take risks and have fun.