“Style File” column for Dec. 18, 2012

NAME: William Roy.

AGE: “30-plus.”

OCCUPATION: Retail sales.

Tell us about what you’re wearing.

“Well, men’s fashion can be so boring, I like to kick things up. I’m wearing a basic vintage mock turtleneck top, a white vintage BCBG Max Azria jacket with vintage pants. The shoes are Kenneth Cole, and the glasses are Dolce & Gabana.”

What’s the best fashion advice you’ve ever gotten?

“It was from a dear friend of mine in Europe. He always said make sure you wear the outfit; don’t let the outfit wear you.”

What’s your favorite trend right now?

“I have to say the peplum jacket — for men and women. And any big cocktail ring or big glasses.”

Finish this sentence. I splurge on...

“Big glasses, cocktail rings and shoes.”

I skimp on...

“I’ve never heard of that word!”

What’s your favorite accessory — shoes, ties, hats, etc?

“With me, accessories are the best. I always like a good clutch; I don’t carry it every day but for special occasions. And you need to have a statement ring for every outfit.”

Name a celebrity whose closet you’d like to raid.

“Without a doubt, Grace Jones, the fashion diva of the century … in a minute.”

What’s the one beauty product you can’t live without?

“Moisturizing cream.”

What was your worst fashion mistake?

“The ’80s … what a Maalox moment!”

Your house is on fire and you can grab only one thing out of your closet; what would it be?

“My Jean Paul Gaultier sweater. It’s a great piece. He only made three and I have one of them.”

Pam Bordelon

Advocate staff writer