Indeed, this season just screams “Color!” From color blocking to the colored pants craze, Fashionistas/os can’t get enough of neon, autumn orange and every shade of red in between. In her September Vogue article “Palette Cleansing,” Sarah Mower defends color as the latest fashion-forward phenomenon and says, “fail-safe black now seems dead, dull, fusty.” Not so fast! Maybe I just can’t seem to get the image of Emmanuelle Alt in her black leather blazer or Alexander Wang fall 2011 ready-to-wear collection out of my head, but black is not always a boring classic. As this Fashionisto proves, black and its fellow neutral, gray, set the tone for urban edginess. 

Name: Trevor Smith

Major: Neuroscience/ Pre-Med 

Year: Junior 

CollegeFashionista: How would you describe your style? 

Trevor Smith: My style is sleek and sharp, with just a subtle edge. I dress mainly in black, white and different shades of gray while still keeping things interesting. 

CF: Who inspires your style? 

TS: I’m very much inspired by Jared Leto. He always does something different and crazy so effortlessly that it looks casual. 

CF: What are a few of your favorite stores or designers? 

TS: I’ve recently discovered Oak NYC and I’m already hooked: their style is exactly what I like. Other favorites include Urban Apparel, AllSaints, ASOS and American Apparel. 

CF: What is one item in your closet that you can not live without? 

TS: I recently got an Oak NYC poncho from my girlfriend for my birthday (she knows me so well). It’s asymmetrical, different and I can’t get enough of it. 

How To: To get this Fashionisto’s look start with the basics: a pair of black skinny jeans and a fitted gray T-shirt. He got his super trendy infinity scarf from ASOS, but you can try this one from Zara. This Fashionisto keeps his urban look classic with a military-inspired jacket (try this similar one) from French Connection and combat boots from Call It Spring. 

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