By Diana Ramos |Asst. A&E Editor|
There are no guidelines to fashion.
You do not have to fall into only one category; there is so much variety to choose from. James Cardona likes show his individuality by stepping outside mainstream fashion.
Cardona, a second year student at CSUSB has a strong sense of fashion, ranging from Grunge to Beach- inspired styles.
Versatility is key when it comes to Cardona’s sense of fashion.
When it comes to his style,
Cardona turns to the internet for inspiration.
He may not have a fashion icon, but he does frequent websites like Lookbook.nu and Americanapparel for inspiration.
Cardona is very interested in the developing fashion world, and he enjoys when celebrities begin to explore new fashion styles and step out of their comfort zone.
“I really like it when celebrities challenge the mainstream fashion, like when Kid Cudi wore a crop top to Coachella or when Kanye West wore black Jeans with a Givenchi skirt,” said Cardona.
Cardona enjoys when they challenge current trends, and this motivates him to do the same.
Some tips James shared for when you go shopping are:
When you walk into a store don’t necessarily buy the first thing you like.
Take into consideration what you already have in your closet.
Ask yourself, is there a way I can incorporate this into my outfits? Am I going to have to save this until I can do something with it?
These tips will help you save money while shopping, simply because it will stop you from wasting money on clothes you “like,” but end up shoved into the back of your closet because you have nothing to wear it with.
These tips may be common sense to some, but many of us seem to leave our common sense at the register along with our wallets.
Cardona enjoys shopping at American Apparel, Urban Outfitters, H&M and thrift stores.
Recently, he has been buying fabric at Jo-Ann and is planning on making button-ups.
Cardona’s essentials for his everyday wardrobe consist of black jeans and accessories that enhance his outfits.
“My style is everywhere, one day I can look grungy others I may look like I’m ready to go to the beach, and I also have a punk outfit that I enjoy wearing. It all depends on how I am feeling that day,” said Cardona.
As Cardona mentioned before, versatility is key, and one should not limit their style. There is so much to choose from, and going from one style to another keeps people guessing and intrigued.
Following mainstream fashion can become bland after a while and mixing it up makes fashion all that better.