Street Smart: Layered Cool

by Amy Gruntner

Name: Andrew Trester

Year: Junior

Major: Pre TAD

Wearing: Oxblood Pants – American Apparel; Shoes – Valleverde; Black knit sweater – Oak; Camel Wool Cardigan – thrifted; Worn Brown Leather Jacket – thrifted

Inspirations/Icons:  From a young age, Andrew has been inspired by the eclectic style of David Bowie. He also looks to designer and vintage clothing collector Nigel Cabourn.

Personal Style: “I wear things because of the feel of them. I like wearing wearable garments with interesting compositions.”

Spotted: October 8, 2012 at 3:30PM in Nancy Nicholas Hall – the new Human Ecology building

Every Monday while I sit and sew in Fabric and Apparel Construction 1, I look up to notice a very well dressed Mr. Trester walk across the room. His ensembles are always immense knockouts, ranging from layered looks to simple yet stylish stunners.

On this day in particular, Andrew paired oxblood skinnies – the “it” color of the season – with brown leather sneakers, a thick black knit sweater and a wool camel cardigan. This whole look was effortlessly tied together with a worn brown leather jacket, which, like all worn leather jackets, has a great story behind it.  Andrew’s contrasting loud and quiet personalities also shine through his outfits: here, for example, he pairs a bulky sweater with slim jeans and a light camel cardigan with a heavy brown leather jacket. In all, Andrew’s simple yet effective layered look provides the perfect inspiration for easy fall style.

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