As a personal vintage-aficionado, I can shamelessly relent that I am instantly drawn to anything and anyone that reminds me of past, more glamorous eras. So, I suppose it was only natural that I should be interested in the clothing selection of this Fashionista, who supports the same kind of interest in nostalgic dressing—particularly the ’60s.
Name: Anne Quiñones
Major: Art (emphasis in Print Making)
CollegeFashionista: How would you describe you personal style?
Anne Quiñones: I would describe my personal style as being 1960s with a dark twist, I guess.
CF: Would you say your style is adventurous or do you look to play it safe?
AQ: I would say that my style, for the most part, is pretty safe, but of course that’s subjective. If I’m going out in the evening I think I’m usually more “adventurous.” Lately, I have been trying to wear more metallic, I have noticed.
CF: Describe a favorite piece of clothing you have and why:
AQ: My favorite piece of clothing is a ‘60s mod mini skirt. It is burnt orange in color with crazy hexagon pattern fabric. I have had this piece with me awhile and it’s just really fun to wear.
CF: Have you had any style mishaps recently, or in the past?
AQ: About two weeks ago, my band was practicing before a show and I was wearing a sheer top with a strapless bra type of thing underneath. I was playing drums and didn’t happen to notice that I was suddenly flashing everyone. Not that bad though since it was just around friends.
How To: These days it’s pretty easy to get your hands on vintage or vintage-inspired apparel and accessories. Stopping at a thrift shop, such as The Goodwill, Salvation Army or Savers will almost guarantee an old-timey find. And if you can’t make it out to one of these stores yourself, there are many websites devoted to aiding your search, such as ModCloth and Etsy, which have great items (like this frock here). I recommend wearing old and new pieces to keep your outfit from feeling stuffy.