STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Straight Simplicity

It’s another manic Monday here on CollegeFashionista, and this week, I’ve noticed that people just like wearing weird things. I didn’t even know that T-shirts with pineapple-printed giraffes being ridden by bikini-clad brunettes even existed. And yet, there I was, photographing a dude wearing just that. And you know what’s even more unusual? That the bombshell on the giraffe is carrying a red Solo cup (and here I was convinced that drinking while giraffe-riding was illegal).

This week’s Fashionisto casually expresses his style with an everyday combination that rarely fails—a quirky graphic T-shirt, jeans and sneakers. He actually told me that if I were to peek into his closet, you’d find only a handful of items, including skinny jeans, solid V-necks and a few pairs of sneakers. Boring wardrobe? I think not—toss in a few jackets and accessories, and you’ve got yourself an endless array of looks to choose from.

In fact, I think the ensemble pictured above wouldn’t look too shabby with an army green utility jacket to complement the faded gray skinnies. And, despite the gloomy weather, there’s something particularly Californian about this outfit; no doubt the Vans Authentics, pineapple T-shirt and classic Ray-Bans had something to do with it.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “I always vote to keep it simple with solids, denim and timeless accessories. Yeah, I like to mix it up sometimes, but I’ve learned that basic pieces work best because they’re clean and convenient.”