When it comes to choosing an era of fashion that most represents me, it’s only fair that I choose the ‘90s. I don’t know what it is about those floral mini dresses, the rows of buttons and the lace-up boots, but it seems to have become my college uniform for the past three years. I love mixing in current trends to switch my outfits up, but my heart will always be in the ‘90s.
I think that movies like Wish Upon A Star, Empire Records and Poison Ivy have a lot to do with why I am so drawn to those mini dresses, leather jackets, boots, tights and anything over ten years old that can be thrifted.
Although a lot of my wardrobe is purchased from second-hand stores, I love to add in different elements of classiness. For instance, maybe I will wear a thrifted dress and belt but with Yves Saint Laurent Palais pumps, and my Alexander Wang Bag. Splurging on a few staple pieces every now and then is more justifiable to me when my dresses cost $7.99.
Because I love fashion so much, I have decided to move to New York City when I graduate to pursue a career in the industry. I always knew that was what I wanted to do, but I never thought it would be possible. Over the past couple of months, things have just started to align. Fashion contacts are popping up and I’m landing amazing internships! Hopefully the universe stays on my side long enough for me to find work in the city come May.
I can’t express how much I enjoyed interning last semester and I can’t wait to see what the fall has in store for Belmont University and me. Stay tuned every Monday for STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK to see what the campus is up to this season!