Hot pink has always symbolized either distinct feelings of femininity— or tackiness. Some girls adore this bright color, while most guys avoid it entirely. However, this Fashionisto proves these stereotypes wrong—hot pink can be classy. More importantly, you boys can pull it off, too. If you want to try something new this spring, go for a bright pink shirt! I promise, it’s worth stepping out of your comfort zone. The boldness shows your adventurous spirit, and, of course, adds intensity to your look. It is refreshing how pink can help you break away from your usual color choice of white and blue. Also, pink is a versatile color that should not be monopolized by girls. You know what they say, “Real men wear pink!”
Name: Simon Campo
Major: Molecular & Cell Biology
CollegeFashionista: What are you wearing, and where is it from?
Simon Campo: I am wearing a pink dress shirt from Macy’s, and pants from PacSun. My sweater is from Gap, and my shoes are from ALDO. My parents sent me those socks.
CF: What inspired your outfit today?
SC: I’m feeling classy today, but I try to keep it casual. That’s why I topped my dress shirt with a sweater. I put on really comfy pants because I have a lot of classes today.
CF: Where does your style inspiration come from?
SC: I’m from Seattle so I people-watch, and draw my inspiration from them. When I see someone with nice style, I’ usually want to try that out. There are days that I want to be fashionable, but there are days I wear sweatshirt and jeans. I also find my inspiration from my friends—they’re really hipster.
CF: Where do you usually shop?
SC: For shoes, I definitely choose ALDO. I go to H&M, Nike and Urban Outfitters, too. I also shop in thrift stores.
CF: Is there any particular that trend you want to try out?
SC: I want to wear those button-up cardigans, but it’s too feminine. Other than that, I’m starting to try out roll-up pants.
How To: To replicate this Fashionisto’s look, start with a hot pink shirt, balance the brightness with a sweater and then throw on a pair of beige pants. You should also lighten up the look with a pair of cute brown shoes. Lastly, put on a black watch, and you have completed your ensemble!