Ask the Streets | Campus Edition

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I had a chance to interview ChaiQuan from Oklahoma State University, to get a male's input on style and what being unique means to him.

What does being a rebel mean to you?

"Being a rebel means to just go with the flow kind of lifestyle. You follow your own code and not having to worry about others thoughts."

What makes your style unique?

"What makes my style unique is how I try to differentiate from everyone else, to stand out. I like to wear those types of clothes that others can't, putting together combinations that others wouldn't want to put together. So I guess you could say the way I'm able to step out the box with 'fits and be outlandish with them is how my style is unique."

What are you wearing?

"The outfit I'm wearing is a Daishiki I had gotten from this authentic African store in Atlanta. I was flabbergasted at the designs and all the different colors when I had seen it. The jeans are just some regular skinny jeans I had gotten from Hot Topic and I actually cut the pants up myself. The dope shoes are just some KD 8's I had picked up. I'm lowkey big on accessories so I go all out, but I got some Rusted Cuffs and just some other random jewelry that I picked up in Aldos. 

What's your 'go to' outfit?

"Oooh, that's a tough one. If anything my go to outfit for like on some weekend occasion is probably just some blue jeans cut up and some colorful shirt that I can throw a jacket on with if I need to. But other than that I really don't have a go-to outfit, I have too many clothes to have one I just know what goes with what in my closet."

Do you have any style inspiration?

"I think some style inspiration is from artist and such like Wiz and Swae Lee, their style is pretty groovy, but the biggest inspiration I've been looking into is this guy named Quentin Thrash, he's a what you call a style influencer, and a barber, but the brotha can dress though for sure; whether it's dressing up or dressing out. That's one aspect I'm trying to get more of in my closet which is more dress up clothes. I just love to throw on a suit and tie and still look good."

Do you have any advice for someone trying to find their personal style?

"If you're trying to find your personal style, first thing I can say is you gotta have an open mind on your selection of clothes whether your just picking something out or putting an outfit together. Another things is having that mentality that says basically if you think is goes then it shouldn't matter what others think. Lastly, even ask people who you know that has good style for tips too."

Photography by Jasmine Nguyen

Follow this stylish rebel on Instagram here.