Last week’s article was all about feeling confident while dressing casually. I stressed to all of you that comfort should be a priority when it comes to choosing and wearing an outfit. This week I would like to emphasize once again how we do not have to stress about looking good and how versatile one article of clothing can be. I had noticed this week’s Fashionisto a few times before as we share the same major and therefore, attend the same events for our school. One day I noticed (with my keen Fashionista’s eye) that he was wearing the same shirt to a networking event in the evening that he had actually worn during the day. I decided to approach this fellow as I was curious as to why he chose to stay in his V-neck. Was it because he forgot his dress shirt at home? Did it get stained? Or did he purposely choose to wear it? The thing was that he actually looked quite spiffy and put together so my curiosity got the best of me.
This eloquent Fashionisto provided me with such a rich response to my question and description of his personal style that I was quite satisfied. He informed that his personal style is an “eclectic mix of causal and dressy” where he enjoys mixing and matching solids and patterns to create a complete look. “My go-to item has to be my assortment of V-neck solid tees as I have probably one of every color but I tend to have more robust and unique colors like teal, burgundy, olive and deep purple. It’s really and urban and relaxed look that makes walking to and from class cool and comfortable. If I need to change to a more sophisticated and polished look, I can keep the V-neck on and switch out to some nice slacks and a blazer. The relaxed urban look is all about color coordination and not mixing too many patterns, colors, and materials into one outfit.“ As is evident, this Fashionisto is completely in control.
Fashionistos, as you are all in the process of networking and trying to attain potential internships and jobs I know that looking presentable is something that is constantly on your mind. I also know that most of you are on a college budget and cannot afford to be continously purchasing new dress shirts, slacks, and the like. Times like these is where versatility comes into play. Mixing and matching with clothing that you already own is perfectly okay and when done right can be 100% suitable for the occasion. Take after this week's Fashionisto and play with your favorite V-neck, chances are that you will come up with a flawless outfit.