What's in your bag? Microphones, lapel pins and more with Don Champion
With fall in high gear, certain colors stand out on the streets. One of them is maroon -- or burgundy, deep red or brick. No matter what you call it, though, this color is definitely happening for autumn, as are rust and burnt orange, neutral browns and leaf-like hues. We spotted Channel 7's Don Champion sporting some of these tones. Continue reading to discover Champion's style mantra, what inspires his on-screen fashion and, of course, what's in his bag. See also: -What's in your bag? Fake mustache, tickets and more! -What's in your bag? Anne Rice novels and Madonna patches -What's in your bag? Modern-day Cinderellas reveal style secrets
Name: Don Champion.
Spotted at: Sixth and Lincoln Street.
Profession: Multimedia journalist/producer for Channel 7.
Favorite film: I find it fascinating how all of the lives interact in Crash. In reality, our lives really connect like that.
Autumn anthem: I haven't decided on one for fall yet, but Robert Glasper Experiment's Black Radio album was my summer anthem.
Style inspirations/icons: I love New York's fashion since it is so fashion-forward, and I also love Trey Songz's style. I always read GQ, as well.
Favorite color: I have always worn black and gray, but I'm into red now. I also love blue.
Favorite accessory: Chains and necklaces.
Style mantra: Sleek and classy. Nerdy but hip. I have to be versatile, as well. I always keep some clothes on standby and have to be prepared to cover a wildfire or a story in the snow.
Shops at: The Cherry Creek mall, Nordstrom, H&M, Goodwill and antique stores. L.A. is my favorite place to shop, since there are so many different stores there.
"My job in television can be very conservative, so I walk a fine line between what I can wear on camera and what I can't," he says. "My fashion cannot get in the way of my story."
The Gucci sneakers in tandem with the striped, rust-hued tie and jacket make this look well-rounded. "The great thing about fashion in 2012 is that it's an extension of personality," Champion says. "You can have a lot of fun with your looks and change often."
Champion carries this black leather bag when he needs to take the essentials for work. Let's find out exactly what that entails...
The bag contains a Channel 7 lapel pin, microphone and makeup bag. There's also his work phone, and an earpiece to hear the playback audio. Since Champion has to be ready to do live reports on short notice, he carries these items for work. He also has gum, a USB cable, an iPhone and lip balm.
Style analysis: Champion shows how to combine classic pieces like khakis and a blazer but make it look modern and fresh with the use of maroon and high-end Gucci sneakers. There is just the right amount of color to balance the neutral tan elements. This look pushes the envelope, but not so far that it seems outlandish.
Continue to walk the line between what is acceptable and not in your personal style, Denver.
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