A '70s-inspired get-up is a groovy, hip and comfortable look. The neo-hippie trends of today reflect an individual freedom and fun attitude about clothes. Many of the quirky prints and colors are not too outrageous, and the patterns make subtle statements of fashion eccentricity. I spotted this Fashionisto on a breezy spring day and automatically sensed how his free spirit reflected his way of dress. Nothing makes me happier than to see an individual’s personality strongly and confidently expressed in his or her style of clothing!
Name: Christian Gamez
Major: Media and Cultural Studies
CollegeFashionista: Who or what influences your style?
Christian Gamez: Mr. Roger's closet, mods, goths, hippies and stuff.
CF: Do you believe the fashion one wears shows their personality?
CG: It truly depends on the individual. People express personality in many ways. Fashion is only one of the many mediums of communication.
CF: If you could describe your style in two words what would they be?
CG: Mix and match!
CF: Where do you see fashion going in the future?
CG: Our kids will move it along whether we like it or not.
How To: To acquire retro-inspired outfits, dig through some thrift stores or vintage retailers to find loose collared shirts with extraordinary colors and/or prints. I say, the more outlandish the better. A casual pattern is also a more wearable option. Unbuttoning and wearing a plain T-shirt underneath is another way to exude that laid-back feel like this Fashionisto. Achieving this look becomes an endless treasure hunt for recycled fashions of the late 20th century. It is a fun style that allows unique freedom and exploration of funky colors and patterns!