I really don’t understand most boys in Southern California. What on earth makes you think it’s OK to wear those loose basketball shorts and bright V-neck T-shirts circa 2007 with plastic aviator sunglasses? And don’t get me started on flip flops! If girls make an effort to wear sandals, guys can wear Converse at the very least. Have you ever heard of the saying, “Boys, if you don’t look like Calvin Klein models, don’t expect girls to look like Victoria Secret Angels?” Well I’m changing the “Calvin Klein models” to “J. Crew models.” Hey, I can’t take a boy out in public in his underwear!

Name: Joel Marshall

Major: Literary Journalism

Year: Junior

CollegeFashionista: What are you wearing?

Joel Marshall: My shoes are this brand called Quoddy. It’s a brand in Maine. My jacket is Levi’s. Shirt and pants are J.Crew.

CF: What does your outfit say about you?

JM: Simple, I guess. Not like a loud style; it’s really simple. 

CF: Who’s your fashion icon?

JM: I don’t know; that’s tough. I kind of like Paul Newman.

CF: What’s something you would never wear? 

JM: Flip flops. Shorts when it’s really cold. 

How To: Guys have it so easy. All they have to do is throw on a shirt with skinny jeans and they’re good to go. Of course, there are always the boys who go the extra mile. Take this Fashionisto for example, who didn’t settle for jeans. Oh, no. The camel trousers break the extreme monotony on campus. A checkered shirt and denim jacket might not be obvious show-stoppers, but the combination is a classic. Lastly, lace-up loafers or boat shoes are a more tasteful option than sneakers when going for a casual urban-preppy look.

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