If you think that this Fashionisto has an authentic sense of West Coast cool, that is because he does. As a California native implanted in New Mexico this style savvy student has managed to maintain his beachy style while still adapting to the desert heat.
There are many elements to this Fashionisto’s look that give him away as a Californian, the breezy pattern on his shirt, shorts and casual kicks are just a few to be named. However if you look more closely at the print of this Fashionisto’s button-down from Urban Outfitters you will notice a distinctly Southwestern print, a print which is immediately contradicted by the nautical appeal of his Sperry’s.
The two items that do seem to be universally accepted in both regions are the grey Banana Republic V-neck T-shirt sported under the button-down, and the classic black Ray-Ban frames as the sun does shine down equally in both parts of the country.
The last detail of the Fashionisto’s look that sets him apart from your traditional California dress is his perfectly coiffed hair, which is too perfected for the laid-back vibe of the West Coast. This Fashionisto trusts his tresses to be styled by his friend “Bee the barber” at the Mint Hair Studio who specializes in nostalgic men’s cuts.
Hint: Have fun incorporating pieces that are trending in different parts of the country (or the world) for a truly dynamic look. Look to the internet for finding looks worth imitating, but always find ways to keep your style your own. A signature haircut for example!