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Anna G. Larson, Published November 17 2013

Style Profile: High school student balances a dressy-casual look

FARGO – Jackson Ridl strikes a charming balance with his style.

The 17-year-old Davies High School senior mixes casual and dressy clothes to create a preppy-cool look.

I spotted Ridl at Davies shortly after he returned from a trip to New York City. I liked his confidence and the neutral color combination of his outfit.

Describe your style. I try to get things to work together in ways they normally wouldn’t.

What are you wearing today? White Converse Chuck Taylor shoes, chinos by American Outfitters, shirt and cardigan from American Eagle, and a tie by AENDEE.

Where do you get style inspiration? Instagram and Reddit.com’s Male Fashion Advice. It’s a huge community of guys who want to dress well.

What’s the best tip you’ve learned from Reddit’s fashion community? You can keep white Converse Chuck Taylors clean with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.

Who’re some of your favorite fashion-minded people to follow in Instagram? @mensfashion @highfashionmen @mensweardog

How long does it take you to get ready on a typical day? Usually 15 minutes – I put my outfits together the night before.

What do you have the most of in your closet? Chinos – they’ve changed my life for the better.

Is there a store you wish would come to Fargo? I just want a men’s clothing store downtown. We’re lacking in options for guys.

Readers can reach Forum reporter Anna G. Larson at (701) 241-5525