What better way to strut your style than at the local fair? In celebration of the 90s, Dylan showcased his vintage look with tinted glasses and a Cartier inspired bracelet. With good style comes smart shopping; I found out Dylan thrifted both Usher tee and Lee jeans from Freestyle Clothing Exchange. His shades just add some flare to the simple outfit. Being one of few stylish men I know, I asked Dylan his thoughts about his style and what his clothes mean to him. He expressed, "I would say that my style changes everyday, but to sum it up, my style would be a little vintage mixed in with some 90s pieces. Clothing is a way to express myself and show how I am feeling a particular day. From a different point of view, I would hope my style says 'I am down for a fun time'. The ultimate goal when forming outfits is to select pieces so it seems like I have my shit together."
I couldn't agree more. We all want to look put together even if we might have lost our car keys. With vintage looks coming back, it's hard to not show love for the classic style. Dylan perfectly executed glamour with simplicity. However, it's not a complete shock since we were both prepared to serve a look.
With great hair flow comes equally amazing skater boy style. Self proclaimed hype beast, Sam Macke, undoubtedly has fulfilled the aesthetic of a die hard skater. He always seemed to take pride in his appearance and never had a hair out of place. So I had to ask him about his perspective of fashion since it seemed to mirror mine. He immediately responded with, "When I first started getting into clothes, it was mainly about price tag. The meaning of clothes back then was to impress people, so I always wore pieces like Supreme. Since then, I feel as though my style has matured. I want to be as unique as possible. I follow trends, but put my own twist to it. I found that it's not about price since some of my favorite articles are thrift store finds. Clothing is a creative outlet, it's more of a hobby. I have passion, it's something that completes my personality and a way to express myself." I think everyone can relate to the situation that money in the pocket means brand name clothes. As we mature, so does our sense of self and fashion. Striving to be unique gives someone character to be idolized.
If I ever knew a grunge babe, it would be Hanna. Her style isn't consistent, but each outfit has a either a tinge of grunge or full on 90s Freaks and Geeks. I always wanted to know her take on fashion and clothing in general. When I asked her she responded, "Fashion is not really the biggest part of my life, I just grab my style from my surroundings. How you carry yourself is how your 'style' reflects. I could definitely go out in a dress and purple hair, and as long as I act like I'm pulling it off, I consider it my style". So basically folks, fashion is a bit about attitude. If you have the right one, your fake Gucci can fool any simpleton into thinking it's the real deal.
This world has many different perceptions of fashion. What's appealing to one's eyes, may not interest another's. It's interesting how someone's style can be based on what they really hate, or what they really like. I simply just want to know how regular people feel about their style and how important clothes are to them. We all know the people that seem to not try at all. On the flip side we know those girls or guys that seem to try so hard to nail a certain style. Learning how important it is to look a certain way in different eyes would be eye opening for anyone who was wondering.