Every time I approach a Fashionista it’s usually because a unique something she’s wearing caught my eye. Or maybe she just looks so awesome from head to toe that I couldn’t help but stop her. All of these reasons, although perfectly logical are seemingly so surface level. Luckily, every day I not only can observe these stylish students but I have the opportunity to talk with them. It’s incredible to think that every outfit you see has a story to it whether the person behind it realizes or not.
I stopped numerous Fashionistas this week with interesting stories to tell. This Fashionista seemed to relate the most to us college kids. Timberlands and combat boots have been swarming campuses this year. The once photocopied boot has transformed to include so many different shapes and styles. Here a creative student takes the popular accessory trend one step further making her pair into a one of a kind design. She drew on them! Pictures of owls and atmospheric scenes decorate her toes. I came to find out that not only did she find this sweet pair of kicks at a thrift store, she personally tweaked them to her satisfaction.
She tells me, “I’m a college student on a budget, so I buy my clothes as low-cost as I can and then create them to be exactly what I want.”
She embellished not just her shoes, but also her one of a kind sweatshirt, which deserves just as much recognition here although it isn’t exactly an accessory.
Contrary to common belief not everything needs to be bought at top dollar to be considered trendy.
As Grace Woodward, the English fashion stylist recently said, “You can buy fashion but you can’t buy style.”
So give your wallet a break and experiment with your personal style. Take a pair of plain shoes and spruce them up or take advantage of all those DIY blogs and craft an accessory from complete scratch. There are so many options for DIY accessories recently, so I urge you to take advantage!
Spotted: See how Charlotte Ronson spruces up the boot trend in her 2011 spring ready-to-wear show with some extra accessories.