published Monday, April 9th, 2012

My Style: Ernest Whitlock

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    Ernest Whitlock's casual style includes shorts and shirt by Ed Mann and shoes from Footlocker. Staff photo by Karen Nazor Hill
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• Name: Ernest Whitlock

• Age: 33

• Occupation: Stylist


• Shirt, Ed Mann — $15.99

• Shorts, Ed Mann — $19.99

• Shoes, Footlocker — $54

• Timex watch — Gift

• Coogi hat — Gift

• Sunglasses — Gift

"I think of fashion as a way of looking good. You have to match colors, but the bottom line is fashion is looking your best. I looked up to my late father who taught me that no matter what you're facing in life, your appearance means everything — from filling out applications for a job to being out in public. My mom has been an influence, too. In fact, she still buys clothes for me. She likes me to look good because it takes her back to looking at my dad back in the day."

about Karen Nazor Hill...

Feature writer Karen Nazor Hill covers fashion, design, home and gardening, pets, entertainment, human interest features and more. She also is an occasional news reporter and the Town Talk columnist. She previously worked for the Catholic newspaper Tennessee Register and was a reporter at the Chattanooga Free Press from 1985 to 1999, when the newspaper merged with the Chattanooga Times. She won a Society of Professional Journalists Golden Press third-place award in feature writing for ...

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