This week's Fashionisto embodies wilderness winsomeness with rugged textures and casual classics. Pairing a basic plaid flannel with dark, slim-fit denim, this Fashionisto makes all-American appeal look effortless. To loosen up the look, he shows some shirttail and pairs the ensemble with wool-detailed sneakers. He sticks to the staples in terms of every day dress. Typically pairing a cooly casual tee or button-down with a statement shoe or patterned short, this Fashionisto turns every day classics into a canvas for self-expression.
Name: Mike Gross
Major: Visual Art
CollegeFashionista: If you had to whittle down your wardrobe to five items, what would they be?
Mike Gross: My flannel, desert boots, a pair of dark jeans, a white V-neck and some sort of J.Crew shorts.
CF: Where do you typically look for style inspiration?
MG: I guess I look to various blogs and brands. I look at J.Crew a lot.
CF: Is there a trend you've been wanting to try out this season?
MG: Dark brown loafers, brown shoes with black or a new watch I guess.
CF: Do you think that any aspects of your personality are reflected through the way that you dress?
MG: I would say so. I guess I'm sort of artsy so I try and get creative with some of the stuff I wear. I'd say my shoes definitely describe my personality too.
CF: Describe your style in three words.
MG: Casual, functional and earthy.