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Looks on Campus: Mike – BYU


Mike and I are in a History of Photography class together, and I’m always noticing his unique sense of style. After our recent midterm, I snapped a few pictures, and after interviewing him, I learned that there is a lot more to this modern day Renaissance man than meets the eye.

Mike 101

College guy's street style at BYU

Name: Mike

College: BYU

Year: Junior

Major: European Studies

Hometown: Brooklyn Park, MN

Let’s Talk Fashion

How would you describe your style? “I don’t like to put labels on it – I like to try new things. I did realize this summer that my style tends to be very monochromatic, so I tried to buy some different things [to diversify my wardrobe]: yellow shorts, fun things like that.”

Where do you get style inspiration? “Any time H&M comes out with new things, I like to check them out. I also really like street style photographers, especially European ones.”

Where do you like to shop? H&M. Forever 21. And I actually crocheted this scarf.”

Do you make a lot of your clothes? “I like to crochet scarves and mittens. My sisters got me into Project Runway, so I’ve been watching that. I’ve tailored some of my clothes, but I’d love to do more.”

What are your hobbies? “I really like photography. I like to crochet. I love to go hiking, anything outdoors. I’m really into sports, especially volleyball. And I really like music.”

What music have you been listening to? “This week I was listening to Bat for Lashes’ new album. It’s really great! And I’ve been getting excited about the seasons changing, so I’ve been listening to a lot of Christmas music, especially Jazz: Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald.”

Elements of Mike’s Outfit

1. DIY Scarf


Mike clearly understands that one’s style should reflect their personality. Oftentimes, students comb through thrift stores, trying to find pieces that stand out while staying under budget. Mike’s scarf offers another solution: he crocheted it himself. It is a great testament not only to his unique style but also to his craftiness.

2. Cool-Weather Colors


With his cable-knit cardigan and grey shirt, Mike’s outfit practically screams winter. The monochromatic color scheme brings a simplicity and elegance to the overall look, while looking completely season-appropriate.

3. Canvas Shoes


Mike’s shoes are a great twist on the average sneaker. The canvas fabric is both unique and practical, and, as Mike explained, the thin laces make these shoes appropriate for both work and school. Mike also attested to their comfort, making them ideal for long treks across campus.

Your Thoughts?

What do you think of Mike’s look? Do you crochet or knit? How do you incorporate winter colors into your fall looks? Let us know with a comment!

Posted on on November 7, 2012 / Filed Under: Looks on Campus / Tags: , , , , , ,

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25 Responses to “Looks on Campus: Mike – BYU”

  1. 1
    November 7th, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    I wish every guy knew how to dress as well as he does!

  2. 2
    November 7th, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    I agree with Jessica!

  3. 3
    November 7th, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Love the scarf, it’s absolutely perfect. And the monochromatic look is so easy to make your own. This is a great early-winter look.

  4. 4
    November 7th, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    Love it!

  5. 5
    November 7th, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    He looks cosy! And his scarf is brilliant! Well done him!

  6. 6
    November 7th, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    So crisp, just beautiful.

  7. 7
    November 7th, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    he looks stunning! up to date without being trendy!

  8. 8
    November 7th, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    I love his style :)

  9. 9
    November 7th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    I love that you did a campus guy look. I think it’s great and hopefully will promote guys to have better style!

  10. 10
    November 7th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Woot! So glad to see someone from BYU on here :)

  11. 11
    November 7th, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    I’m really wishing I knew where to pick up a pair of those sneakers!

  12. 12
    November 7th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    He looks fantastic! I love the crocheted scarf :)

  13. 13
    November 7th, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    I love his outfit, especially his shoes :D

  14. 14
    November 7th, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Dang! I want to meet him! Not only is he cute with an amazing sense of style, but he can also crochet!

  15. 15
    November 8th, 2012 at 1:25 am

    I love his style, especially the scarf. Go BYU!

  16. 16
    November 8th, 2012 at 4:11 am

    Oh, I love that you’re featuring a guy! I feel like it’s almost always girls. It’s a welcome change :)

    More male styles!

  17. 17
    November 8th, 2012 at 11:18 am

    Ladies! Ladies! As all BYU grads know, Mormon boys are classy. Not only are they clean and for the most part well dressed (althought not always as fab as Mike), they also open doors and offer to carry your heavy books. So do yourself a favor and date one! Ha Ha ;)

  18. 18
    November 8th, 2012 at 11:19 am

    That is rad!!!!!!

  19. 19
    November 8th, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    w o w I wish guys here dressed like this haha

  20. 20
    November 8th, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    If only I knew any guys that loved to crochet. *sigh* Great post though :)

  21. 21
    November 8th, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Can he crochet a scarf for me pleaseee?!?! ;)

  22. 22
    November 8th, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    He looks amazing and seems like an awesome guy but I like my guys dressed rugged and like they just threw on whatever is clean. Just my taste though.

  23. 23
    November 13th, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    He is beautiful.

  24. 24
    November 18th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Oh wow. Not only is he gorgeous, but he’s got a great sense of style! And he can crochet? My oh my…

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