Get ready to lose that parka because it looks like the snow is gone for good! We are one step closer to a warm and sunny spring and how else to celebrate than a crisp, bright pair of white jeans? Shaking off some of the dark winter colours is a great way to put the spotlight back on all those cheerful spring outfits hiding in the back of your closet. This Fashionisto looks extremely distinguished in his black button-down coat with navy lapels and classic black V-neck. With a matching navy hat and Dr. Martens, he has captured just the right amount of casual sophistication, perfectly adjusted for any sort of day plans from a tutorial to meeting a professor.
Name: Mathieu Alexandre
CollegeFashionista: Often our style is inspired by our surroundings. Who or what inspires you to try new things?
Mathieu-Alexandre Michaud: I take inspiration from everywhere. I love to read Vogue, they often have some really interesting styles that combine things you wouldn’t put together on your own. The Internet is good too, I use sites like ASOS to find things. A lot of my friends share my kind of style too, we get inspiration from each other too. I really just go from what I see and if I love it, I’ll use it.
CF: If you had only three words to describe your style what would they be?
MAM: Audacious and floral for sure. I love flowers so much. For the third one, I want to find a word that combines masculine and feminine things. I like wearing some more feminine looking, tighter styles that are masculine at the same time, if there even is a word for that.
CF: If money grew on trees, what item would be the first on your shopping list?
MAM: Oh no question, all the colours of Dr. Martens. I love those boots, you can literally never have too many. I’m wearing them right now. In retrospect though, don’t ask me that question, I don’t like thinking about things I can’t have.
How To: This Fashionisto’s jeans are a fantastic neutral attention grabber. Without being too forward or bold of a statement, they bring this outfit from very simple to something different. There is a perfect balance between light and dark in this look that a pair of white jeans can always achieve. To bring a little more colour into a style like this, a V-neck T-shirt in any vibrant colour would take the spring vibe up a notch. This Fashionisto has definitely got his wish list figured out because Dr. Martens are a crazy comfortable boot that come in almost every colour you can dream of. To finish off your look, something similar to this Nordstrom jacket, with a little colour or detail on the lapels is for sure a must-have.