I don’t think I stand alone when I say that I could not be more excited for fall to finally start rolling around. It’s true that the high in Tallahassee this week is 90, but it’s okay to pretend that we’re enjoying the same crisp nights, and you better believe that the Halloween decorations have already been put out. Upon getting to know this Fashionisto I realized that we both shared the same love for the cooler months of the year, which can be hard to come by in Florida. Am I the only one who wishes the only two seasons were spring and fall? They’re the only two that matter in fashion anyways.
Name: Jared Laberdesque
Major: Motion Picture Arts: Screenwriting
Year: Graduate Student
CollegeFashionista: How would you describe your personal style?
Jared Laberdesque: I guess classic, just clean and simple. I don’t like a lot of trendy fashion forward stuff. I try not to think about it too much.
CF: What do you like most about Tallahassee style? Or what don’t you like?
JL: I guess what I don’t like is the limited amount of time for winter wear. Nothing beats Florida weather, but we only have about two or three months of that here.
CF: Fashion weaknesses?
JL: Jackets. Blazers and pea coats.
CF: Any styling secrets you’d like to share?
JL: Always shop the sale section. I only buy from the sale section online, and I would also say only think about it when you’re buying. After you buy it don’t think about it anymore.
CF: What are your favorite stores?
JL: J.Crew, H&M, Zara and ASOS.
How To: Living in Florida does make it hard to justify spending money on clothing that appeals to the fall/winter months of the year. Even though we don’t experience much of the cold weather here, it is still possible to buy those staple pieces that can be worn no matter what time of the year. These Fashionisto’s camel denim pants by J.Crew are the perfect example of a transitional piece. He paired them perfectly with a denim button-up from American Eagle, however in the warmer months a simple tank or V-neck would go perfectly. For the fashion forward men out there that aren’t afraid to brave colored denim try Diesel’s denim, if you’re looking for a more affordable option check out PacSun.