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Quad Style: Talha Yousaf

Quad Style: Talha Yousaf

Meet Talha, a fourth year majoring in Economics from Lahore, Pakistan. He’s involved with the Admissions Office, Eckhart Consulting, and Greek Life. When he isn’t busy skipping class, Talha enjoys watching soccer, pretending to weightlift, and tagging his friends in cat memes.

 Jeans by Zara, polo and overcoat by Ralph Lauren, and scarf by Paul Smith

Jeans by Zara, polo and overcoat by Ralph Lauren, and scarf by Paul Smith

How would you describe your personal style?

I generally dress versatile. I like accessorizing an otherwise casual outfit by pairing it with a nice watch or shoes. It’s dressed down to the point where I can go to class or grab a bite with a friend, but also allows for occasions that are less casual.

What is your go-to outfit?

A good pair of jeans or chinos with a polo in the summers, paired with an overcoat and scarf when it’s colder.

 Jeans by Levi’s, Kenneth Cole Reaction penny loafers, Tommy v-neck

Jeans by Levi’s, Kenneth Cole Reaction penny loafers, Tommy v-neck

Who is your biggest style inspiration?

I don’t think there’s any particular person that’s influenced my style. I just like taking mental notes whenever I see someone, whether it be a friend, someone on the streets or a celebrity wearing something that speaks to me.

 

"I think the way you dress says a lot about you and how you want to be perceived by the world."

 

Where do you like to shop?

J. Crew, Zara, Ralph Lauren, among others. Most of the time I’m scavenging for deals from these brands online, but sometimes certain outlets also offer good deals. If I see something I like in a store, I always make it a point to see if I can buy it for a better price elsewhere.

What is your relationship to fashion? Has it changed over time?

It’s definitely changed over the years. In the past, I’d go for simple outfits. A lot of my outfit choices are similar in that regard, but I usually pair it with something I consider a style statement, like a scarf in the winter and a sports jacket with a pocket square for something more formal.

Why is fashion important to you?

I think the way you dress says a lot about you and how you want to be perceived by the world. A large part of why I dress the way I dress is to let my clothes speak for me, especially to people I don’t yet know. I’ve been described as a chill, easy-going guy with some unique personality traits, which I think is reflected in my choice of outfits.

All pictures courtesy of Sima Shah.

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