In a society where we embrace being unique and encourage being different, it truly is no wonder why fashion has grown to be the huge cultural icon that it is today. Like everything around us, fashion is constantly changing and evolving into something different, never stopping to take a break or maintain a status quo. Indeed, fashion is a bold manifesto of our ever-changing lifestyles representing who we are, and for some, who we may someday wish to become. It is fearless and trying to limit it would be tantamount to the impossible.
My name is Jiaxin Zheng, and this will be my first semester with CollegeFashionista as a Style Guru. I am excited to capture all the great student style at University of Michigan: a diverse mix of business-casual, pseudo-hipster or whatever else my eclectic classmates throw on.
But what I am truly exhilarated for is my weekly assignment, LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS. While girls are often complimented for their killer style, trendy men are often met with criticism. A dapper looking young man will often hear, “Why are you dressed so nicely?” or “Why do you spend so much on clothing?” rather than a simple “You look nice today!” Armed with my DSLR, I wish to pay tribute to all those guys who dare to put on something besides an ill-fitting pair of sweatpants and a T-shirt and actually try to look nice.
So, here’s to all you trendy males out there. Keep up the good work.