On Campus Fashion Finds

By Lauren Schuster, Staff Writer

Christopher Santiago is a commuter who lives in Yonkers and is majoring in Biology. He discussed his style with us.

The Quadrangle: How would you describe your style?

Christopher Santiago: I would say kind of classy, and urban, but with an edge.

TQ: How have you noticed your style change as you grew older?

CS: It changed a lot when I came to college. I feel like before [college], [fashion] was about “what is everybody wearing?” instead of you really having your own style. I would be like “oh this new shoe is coming out, everybody is getting it, so let me get it,” but now I don’t really want that. I know more of what I want now.

TQ: Would you wear what you wore in high school now?

CS: No! Not at all!

TQ: What are your favorite places to shop?

CS: Zara, ASOS online, and thrift stores. They always have good finds, but I don’t discriminate. I don’t really say, “I’m not going to go shop here.” I also like H&M, their pants fit me best.

TQ: Where are the pieces in your outfits from?

CS: For the first look, my jeans are from H&M, the shoes are Retro Air Jordan 11s, the shirt is from a thrift store, and my belt is Gucci. For the second look, my pants and shirt are from ASOS, the boots are from Urban Outfitters, and the poncho is from Zara. For both looks I wore Ray-Ban sunglasses.

TQ: If you were given $1,000 to spend in one place where would you spend it and why?

CS: I would probably want to go to another fashion center like Paris or Milan, because I’ve never gotten to shop there, and they have different styles, so I would want to have something different in my closet. I would love to get something from Balmain or Marc Jacobs.

TQ: How do you plan your outfits?

CS: Sometimes I’ll see a celebrity like Jaden Smith (everything he wears is so good), and I’ll be like “I want to try this style,” and then put my own twist to it, but I usually just pick my outfit in the morning depending on how I feel. I start with the basics and then add on other pieces and accessories from there.

TQ: Do you have a favorite piece of clothing?

CS: I’m really into outerwear like jackets. So, there’s this jacket that I have from Zara and it’s really classy, so I love that one.