This Fashionista was spotted in SCAD's fashion building, Eckburg Hall, during a fashion sketching class. Her double nose ring, bright pink lip color and perfectly chic layers stood out as a look all her own.
Name: Tyler McClelland
Major: Fashion Design
College Fashionista: Explain your style.
Tyler McClelland: My style is going through it's biannual transformation. Right now I am trying to focus on how what I wear makes me feel, aiming for confidence and comfortability, while complementing my shape and staying true to my aesthetic.
CF: Where do you like to shop? Anywhere out of the ordinary?
TM: Like everyone else I know, I find an odd amount of joy in “thrifting” and secondhand shopping. There is something about finding the perfect garment that was intended for me, and at that exact time, carrying with it it's mysterious history.
CF: What is your biggest interest/passion right now?
TM: I'm a little obsessed street/amateur art right now. After being indoctrinated with what is considered “good art”, I find relief in this form of unrestricted expression.
CF: Where are you from? How is fashion/style different there than from Savannah?
TM: I was born and raised on the south-side of Chicago. The contrast between style in Savannah and Chicago is pretty extreme. I think the weather plays a pretty big role in that. For example, Chicago has all four seasons in all their glory, allowing for a bit more stylistic diversity and dimension.
CF: Fall fashion is sneaking up! What is your favorite thing about fall fashion?
TM: Fall is my favorite time in fashion! I love the colors, the textures and the layers. I have not quite figured out how I can incorporate a fur jacket into my Savannah wardrobe, but it's a work in progress.
CF: Is there a trend or look this fall that you can't get enough of?
TM: Style trends are definitely something that I take into account, however, they are more of a broad inspiration than a strict guideline for me. This fall I am more excited about the colors trends like African Violet and Grayed Jade. I'm really into black as well, even though it is typically a winter color.
How to: Pair an interesting textured shirt with a shirt of the same color, throw on some classic worn in sneakers and call it a day!