Elijah Scott made a grand entrance to the Loyola Marymount campus with a look that had us staring. (That hair! So cool.) Scott illuminated Wellness Wednesday here at LMU, a weekly event promoting mental health with food vendors, arts, crafts, and social club booths. He shows us that preppy looks are always in, especially on campus. He is a sophomore communication studies major, who loves thrifting.
Tell us about what you’re wearing today.
I am wearing this white embroidered button-up shirt that I thrifted, a tie that I thrifted, a white tank top from Target, a black belt from Nordstrom, blue jeans that my friend gave me, and these sneakers are from my dad.
What would you say are your biggest inspirations in fashion?
I don’t really look to anyone in particular but like a lot of others, I use social media as an outlet to get my inspiration for looks. I use Instagram and Pinterest a lot to find inspiration for what I wear on a day-to-day basis.
How would you describe your style?
It bounces from a preppy-chic type to a relaxed-jogger-athletic type of look.
What would your ideal outfit be?
It would definitely be something like what I’m currently wearing. Lately, I’ve really been into the long sleeve collared shirt look with a tie. I usually wear lighter wash jeans but I like darker ones too. I also love a good loafer. Brown loafers are always nice and I just got some black ones that I’m excited to style.
Where are your favorite places to shop?
In high school, I used to shop at Urban Outfitters and Zara a lot, and now because I’m in LA I’m trying to get more into thrift stores and flea markets. I love going to the flea markets on the weekends and I’ve been trying to form my style more with those shops.
What’s your favorite thing about fashion?
My favorite thing about fashion is that it’s an art form. It’s an outlet for people to showcase who they are through what they’re wearing whether it be clothes, accessories, or shoes. I know I’ve used fashion a lot to express who I am and I think it’s really cool that I get to wake up and choose how I want to represent myself every day.