My name is Trent Serizawa, and I’m a third year Art major at the University of California, Irvine. I am 20 years old, and I grew up in Torrance, California. My first memory of being conscious of style and fashion was in seventh grade when I saw a kid with a T-Shirt that I thought had the coolest design on it. From then on, I started picking out my own clothes, which consisted of T-shirts that had, what I thought at the time, the “coolest” designs. Of course, as I got older, my style developed. I have traded in my T-shirts and cargo shorts for bomber jackets and chino pants.
My hometown isn’t the most cultured place, so all of my style inspiration comes from images that I see in menswear magazines and streetwear blogs. The biggest thing I’ve learned about style and fashion is that the best dressed people make it look effortless and, like all things in life, the only way to get better at dressing up is to practice. I’ve also learned to not be afraid to take risks and take criticism with a grain of salt. In the end, style and fashion are two forms of art, where your body acts as a canvas and a way of expressing yourself.
I am very excited to be a part of the CollegeFashionista team, and I hope to add a fresh perspective on style and fashion. Being in the art department of my campus, I am exposed to all sorts of people who effortlessly express themselves through the way they dress. I am excited to pick their brains about what goes through their head when they dress themselves in the morning. Since I will be located by the beach during the sunny summers in California, I will be on the look out for fresh and dapper summer looks.