I spotted today’s Fashionisto on a Monday, looking ready for class in denim, sneakers, a button-up shirt and a slick navy blazer. His polished outfit was a standout as many students had a case of the Monday blues, which translates to uninspired ensembles. But to all those students who still wished it were the weekend, follow this Fashionisto’s lead and put on some of your best clothes to start the week. If it helps, do a little shopping on the weekend for inspiration. This Fashionisto had just bought his blazer at Zara. Read below to find out more about his style.
Name: Shawn Paustian
CollegeFashionista: How would you describe your style?
ShawnPaustian: Right now my style is pretty much clean with a formal addition —something that you can just put on and you look good regardless of what you do.
CF: What inspires your style?
SP: For me, it’s just seeing the people here in New York, especially the students here at NYU; they all dress nice so it’s just this constant competition of trying to keep up with the trends.
CF: Where are you from?
SP: I’m from New Mexico, so seeing the styles and fashion change from the Southwest is totally different.
CF: What are some of the main differences between the fashion in New York and New Mexico?
SP: One of the main differences that I see is that people actually keep up with trends. I mean, coming from New Mexico, style is not really a major thing so coming into New York, fashion is one of the things that I’ve noticed.
CF: Has your style changed since moving here?
SP: Most definitely. I was always interested in style but I’ve just never had the stores that were available here in New York back in New Mexico.
How To: Pair your trusty pair of jeans with a plaid shirt and blazer. Zara and Topman both have a great collection of men’s blazers. As the weather (finally) warms up, now is a great time to start trading in your winter parkas and puffers for sleeker outerwear.