Major/Minor: Film/Maybe History
Class Standing: Sophomore
One word to describe yourself: Indecisive
Style inspiration: Ryan Andrew Smith and Julian Casablancas
Favorite place to shop: 4th St.
Spotted outside the library spending some quality time with girlfriend Nicole (roulettedare.tumblr.com), this featured fashionisto had us doing double takes with his confident, dapper look. While most guys on campus take the easy way out throwing on whatever stale sweatshirt and basketball shorts are in nearest reach, Amber and I were instantly impressed by Zameer’s updated take on the classic men’s jacket and tie style.
As an avid shopper of 4th Street, Zameer owes his navy pinstripe blazer to a thrifting adventure. By then layering the blazer with a grey American Apparel cardigan, he keeps warm and incorporates the old with the new. Zameer’s skinny gold tie shines as brightly as his winning smile, and adds a bright pop of color. And lastly we can’t forget the accessories. This cool cat’s perfectly worn leather brogues look right out of his style icon The Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas’ closet. Zameer also takes a plain canvas messenger bag and makes it his own with a plethora of colorful pins and buttons.
Let this week’s fashionisto be a lesson to all you male readers out there: ditch the baggy sweatshirt and you’re sure to turn heads in admiration… maybe even that cute girl in your math class.
Designers Love It Too:
3.1 Phillip Lim Fall 2011 | J. Crew Spring 2011 | Bespoken Spring 2011
Major: Graphic Design/Studio Art
Class standing: Junior
Occupation: Future successful artist and graphic designer
One word to describe yourself: Quirky
Style inspiration: Slouchy chic, retro, 60s pinup, mod, boy’s clothes
Favorite places to shop: Thrift stores like Savers, Urban Outfitters, J. Crew, American Apparel
Call it bias, favoritism, preferential treatment, whatever, my awesome roommate’s got style. Kim is her name, and effortless chic is her game. With a laid back but straight from the runway look, this week’s fashionista makes catwalk looks cool and comfortable. On a breezy Long Beach afternoon Kim muses, “I like old stuff and easy to put together pieces; I don’t like wasting time stressing about what to wear.”
Drawing inspiration from menswear, this future graphic designer extraordinaire strides across campus in the perfect outfit pick-me-up: oxfords. This timeless take on footwear is a quick and stylish way to make any outfit instantly put together. Adding her own personal flair, Kim perfectly pairs the oxfords with a more feminine schoolgirl piece - black knee-high socks. Layering a comfy cardigan over a flattering black v-neck tee, Kim keeps her minimal aesthetic fresh with a vintage inspired necklace and chocolate brown Ray Bans. We thought this look was the perfect transitional spring outfit, one from which all of us can find inspiration and pieces from in our very own closet.
Day after day this Bay Area bred artist and collector of “pretty things” (check out Kim’s Tumblr, shiny pretty things, here) is spot on with her marriage of comfortable and fashionable. Next time you spot those luscious long locks around the halls of CSULB, be sure to give her some props for never forgetting her fashion A game.
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