Trevor Hollis dons crisp summer seersucker for a Saturday night out at Livingston Restaurant and Bar in Midtown.
OCCUPATION: Chief Concierge at the Georgian Terrace Hotel
What do you love most about what you’re wearing right now?
I enjoy seersucker in hot months. It’s nice and light and keeps me cool in Atlanta’s steamy summer heat, and I don’t have to wear the whole suit; I can always break it up. I enjoy mixing and matching the pieces. I’ll wear the pants with a nice shirt or rock the blazer with a tailored jean. It makes me looks like a polished classic Southern gentleman.
Are you an outfit planner or do you dress by how you feel?
I’m definitely a planner. I have a weekly theme for my work looks. For instance, this week is seersucker. I have suits in every color of seersucker you can imagine: blue, pink, brown, black, beige, plaid and white. Next week I might be in linen suits. In the past I have done a monochromatic theme. It’s a constant style evolution. The weekly theme keeps things interesting and distinguished.
Where did you get the pieces you put together?
This particular suit came from Jos. A. Bank, but I tailored it to fit me perfectly. I tailor everything but my underwear. It makes such a difference in achieving a streamlined silhouette.
Who are your style icons?
Grace Jones, Naomi Campbell, David Bowie, Sidney Poitier. Sidney inspires my classic work looks, and the others inspire my wild side that cultivates my out-on-the-town ensembles.
What’s your typical off-duty look?
My new look is a long black skirt, combat boots, a mock turtleneck top and a fitted black sport jacket punctuated with a great smoky eye. It’s a really cool look.
What are your favorite intown stores for vintage, shoes and accessories?
One of the stores I love for jewelry pieces is En Paris boutique. It’s a unique place that carries extraordinary things you just can’t find anywhere else in the city. The owner’s name is Stevie, and if you describe something to her, she can find it for you. For instance, I have a friend who loves hair barrettes and was on the hunt for a Chanel piece. Stevie located one for her. She has impeccable taste and is very connected!
Where do you find fashion inspiration in Atlanta?
I’ll take myself to Little Five Points or a great drag show. Shawnna Brooks is my favorite performer. She is always on point. She sews everything herself. She’ll whip up an extravagant feather headpiece in a few days. It’s remarkable. I also enjoy sitting at Sublime Donuts near the Georgia Tech campus to see what the young ones are wearing. I like to take the younger trends and translate them to work for my look. Gotta keep it fresh!.
STORY: Sarah Blackman
PHOTO: Sandra Platten