Here’s to all the stylish guys or to the guys who wanna be stylish out there. This one is for you. A friend of mine introduced me to Travis Ladue, our featured stylish guy of the week. I had the great opportunity of meeting up with Travis personally to hold a small photo shoot featuring his closet and style, to show you guys out there that fashion and style is definitely not just for girls. I would have to say that Travis may have more style and poise than any guy I have ever met!
I am also using this post to plug our quickly approaching contest deadline! See the end of this post for more details. 🙂
So everyone…. meet Travis! Such an amazingly nice guy, I can’t believe we got him to help us out on this!
Amy: Tell us about yourself…What do you do, where are you from?
Travis: I am an Arizona native. Born and raised in Tempe. I’m about a month away from completing my degree in graphic design at ASU. If that wasn’t enough I work at TunnelBravo, a Mesa based graphic design firm.
Shirt: Vintage (from my grandfather) T-Shirt: The Gap. Pants: Levis
The things Travis always has with him
Amy: Where is your favorite place to shop?
Travis: It really depends on what I’m looking for. I tend to get staples like plain t-shirts at the Gap, button downs and other miscellaneous items at J.Crew, and jeans where ever I can get a good deal on Levi’s.
Amy: Do you have any closet staples/things you couldn’t go one week without?
Travis: Levi’s 511s, I wear jeans year-round, they are a definite closet staple.
Shirt: The Gap. Pants: Levis. Shoes: Clarks Desert Boots
Shirt: J.Crew. Pants: Levis. Shoes: Clarks Desert Boots
Shirt: J.Crew. Pants: Levis. Shoes: Sperry Top Siders
Amy: What is the most inspiring place you have visited?
Travis: I get inspiration for my work every time I step out of my bubble; every time I get to travel and experience something new, I am inspired. I recently traveled to Palm Springs and I am still getting inspiration from that trip. So until my next vacation, I will say Palm Springs.
Jacket: J.Crew. Sweater: J.Crew. Pants: Levis. Shoes: Clarks Desert Boots
Amy: To you, what is most important when choosing a days attire?
Travis: Comfort, if something isn’t comfortable, you will be in a bad mood all day.
Shirt: Banana Republic. Pants: Levis. Shoes: Clarks Desert Boots
And now for my favorite look! I absolutely loved all of his clothes, but these amazing Hawaiian Reyn Spooner shirts were just amazing! Not just any guy could rock these, but Travis does with ease!
Shirt: Reyn Spooner. Pants: Levis. Shoes: Sperry Top Siders
Amy: Do you have a favorite spot in Phoenix?
Travis: At night, driving down the 51 south, when you hit Northern and you can see the entire valley lit up.
Simplicity! No crazy shoes, simple staples that will go with almost everything and compliment it!
Amy: Do you have any tips for guys who strive for a fresh stylish influence in their wardrobe, without totally going over the top?
Travis: Don’t get too crazy. Make sure you know your strong suits and stick to them. For instance: I can’t wear certain colors, so I stay far away from them.
But if you want to add something fresh, start small. Like adding some crazy colored socks into the mix.
So you are probably sitting there thinking that you have seen this guy somewhere before…. Well you probably havent, but he does look a lot like this guy! ( Travis is constantly mistaken for Jake Gyllenhaal) 😉 go figure
Best part is, is that Jake Gyllenhaal was in Phoenix, and was mistaken for Travis!
So you think you have what it takes to show off your style and wardrobe like Travis? Yeah I think you do too! You can enter now, to win the chance to be featured here like Travis (and Amber) AND win an Alisier skirt from Katie Jean Designs! So here are the specifics of what I need from you! And remember the deadline is SUNDAY APRIL 15th!
Send at least 5 pictures to Amy, (me) @ firstname.lastname@example.org, with “In (Your name here)’s Closet” in the subject line. These pictures should be of your closet (no matter how messy ), your favorite outfits, your style, or what ever you think will express your style! It could be your clothes, accessories, shoes or bags! Anything you think will wow us! Along with the pictures,please send some amazing answer’s to the following questions . (Once a winner is chosen, we may ask some more questions to add to the blog post)
– Describe your style!
– Where is your favorite place to shop?
– What is your favorite item in your closet?
– What does your dream closet look like/filled with?
– What is most important to you when choosing out outfits?
Also! Once I get your email, I will add you , so you can post your pictures onto my Pinterest board labeled “In Your Closet…” and keep your eye on the competition!
Spread the word! Tell all your friends, and share this on Facebook! I know you want to save this all for yourself, so you can win the skirt and blog feature, but the more people, the more fun this will be!
The cut off date for all of this wonderful madness is April 15th! So get crackin’! You only have a few days left!!!!
So Thank you Travis for letting us into your stylish wardrobe! We love seeing guys style! It’s not something you see every day on fashion blogs. Thank you all for reading and look out for a couple of other great interviews and features coming soon!