Based on my Twitter feed, I'm not the only one who thinks October is the best month of the year. As soon as September ends, I start getting nostalgic for the days of apple picking, pumpkin carving and cider drinking. I get melancholy when I think about the crunch of fallen leaves under the heel of new fall boots. The air that makes your cheeks rosy and your skin just chilly enough for your favorite oversized sweater. The warm smells of cinnamon inside, and the cool smells of foliage outside. The excited bustle around the neighborhood as trick-or-treating hours approach. Finally getting the chance to show off your cheerleading warm-ups on the sidelines of the youth football game.
In the current fuzzy-inside, reminscient state I'm in, it's no wonder this week's Fashionisto made such an impression on me. Sophomore Austin James Sedaghatpour was sipping on a hot drink from Starbucks – another fall necessity - when I saw him. Pumpkin spice latte, anyone? His navy blue blazer with gold emblazoned Ralph Lauren crest and an untucked button down underneath could have come from a mannequin on Newbury Street in Boston. Dark, semi-faded jeans cuffed at the bottom with sock-less leather loafers made sure this sophisticated ensemble looked anything but uptight. Austin's thick-framed glasses make him look chic and midterm-ready at the same time. His staple gold ring worn on the index finger adds a personal accent.
Name: Austin James Sedaghatpour
Major: Public Relations and Visual Journalism
CollegeFashionista: Where do you get your style inspiration?
Austin Sedaghatpour: As Coco Chanel has previously stated, “Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” Growing up in New England, it has been a privilege to be exposed to well dressed people around me. My style has been influenced by the daily encounter with random individuals that I have crossed paths with.
CF: Where is your favorite place to shop?
AS: Having family both in New York and Boston, I like to collectively build my wardrobe based off of the two cities.
CF: What is one item in your wardrobe that you couldn't live without?
AS: My ring. It was a gift from my father for my 16th birthday and I have not taken it off since. It is an antique English piece.
How To: To get this Fashionisto's Harvard hip look, invest in a casual blazer like this one from Gap. Looking for a cozier, more budget-friendly item? This cardigan from Target is the quintessential autumn piece!