Bostonians, it is time to soak up the last few afternoons of heat that the city has left to offer. The cold wind has been blowing in and the days of wearing shorts and dresses without tights is coming to a bitter end. Today’s Fashionisto is paying homage to the summer heat with his stylish ensemble. He took advantage of a warm afternoon and opted for a pair of cute striped shorts. Instead of going for neutral toned bottoms, he chose a pair with a simple but bold print and kept his top half simple with must-have staples. He topped off his look with a classy watch and a pair of gray Clarks.
Name: Kenyon Sparks
Major: International Business
CollegeFashionista: Who or what inspires your style?
Kenyon Sparks: More than a person, I’m usually inspired by a feeling or whatever mood I’m in that day. I’d say my style is pretty eclectic and wouldn’t fit under just one description.
CF: What piece of fashion advice would you give to guys at Northeastern?
KS: Don’t be afraid to try something new. I think a lot of guys either just don’t care or they stick to the basics, but it’s fun to experiment. Fit is also really important when picking out something that will look good on you because not everything you see in a magazine will work for everyone.
CF: What are your fall staple items?
KS: A good pair of boots and a pair of neutral colored chinos. They’re comfortable enough and pair well with just about anything.
CF: What would you never be caught wearing?
KS: I hate seeing people in a lacrosse pinnie and Timberlands.
CF: If you could meet anyone in the fashion industry, who would it be and why?
KS: I’d love to meet Sky Ferreira. She’s such an individual and she can pull off things I’d never even think about.
How To: Like this Fashionisto suggested, don’t be afraid to experiment with your fashion choices. Whether you go for a pair of striped pants or a bright colored jacket, step outside of your fashion comfort zone. This Fashionisto definitely incorporated some basic staple items into his look, but added a fun and easy twist with his striped shorts. Fashionistos, try something new and mix up your classic outfits with some bolder pieces. Check out these green khakis or this chalk print jacket. Or you could switch up your footwear with some printed desert boots or one-of-a kind sneakers.