I found this rockstar channeling his inner Jimi Hendrix while hanging out on West Virginia University’s Evansdale campus. Teddy’s outfit is stylish on all levels, from his backpack to his fur vest. If you spotted him on campus, you wouldn’t be able to miss his showstopping look!
School: West Virginia University
Major: Fashion Design
Hometown: Fairmont, WV
Let’s Talk Fashion
Who or what inspires your style? “I’m inspired by a lot of things. However, I feel my main inspiration is fashion of the past and even historical figures throughout history.”
Where do you like to shop? “I prefer to shop at secondhand stores. I can find really unique stuff there.”
How would you describe your sense of style? “I would say my style is eccentric-glam.”
Why did you choose this particular outfit? “This particular outfit was inspired by one of my fashion icons, Jimi Hendrix, with the wild print shirt and fur vest.”
What fashion advice would you give other students looking to improve their style? “Don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone when it comes to clothes.”
What is your favorite trend right now? “The embroidery trend, from brands like Gucci, is my favorite.”
Do you have any favorite fashion designers? If so, why? “My favorite fashion designer is actually Marie-Jeanne Rose Bertin. She was Marie Antoinette’s dressmaker. A modern day favorite would be [Gucci’s] Alessandro Michele.”
What do you do for fun – do you have any unique hobbies or interests? “I read a lot, [I] like to travel to new places, and shop. A unique hobby of mine is to research references from pop culture.”
If you could raid anyone’s closet, who would it be and why? “I would raid Lana Del Rey’s closet. She is everything.”
Elements of Teddy’s Outfit
1. Rotary Phone Backpack
Teddy has – by far – the coolest backpack on campus. It screams classic Betsey Johnson and embellishes his ensemble with a unique and quirky twist. He carries this in addition to a mini snakeskin crossbody to stay organized and on-trend.
2. Black Fur Boots
These fur-lined flat black boots tie Teddy’s outfit together. Plus, they keep his legs and feet cozy during the chilly winter months.
3. Wild Print Shirt + Fur Vest
Teddy’s bold red shirt and faux fur vest are both pieces that are unique on their own. But together, they make an eclectic pair that cannot be overlooked.
What do you think?
Let us know if you’re a fan of faux fur in the comments below! Are you also a secondhand store shopper?