A great benefit of living close to New York City for Fashionistas/os is that they are just a short distance from the epicenter of fashion. Living and studying in close proximity to NYC means museums, shopping districts, fashion shows and events are at their disposal to draw inspiration for their looks.
Recently, the Metropolitan Museum of Art opened a thrilling exhibit called PUNK: Chaos to Couture. It opened this May and continues through August 19th. As stated on the Met’s website, it intends to “examine punk’s impact on high fashion from the movement’s birth in the 1970s through its continuing influence today.” It sounds very promising!
This Fashionista already considers herself “edgy” and “simple.” She loves the PUNK exhibit and the plethora of designers’ punk enthused clothing on display. For her summer style, she is living in her cut-off tanks and denim shorts. However, there are two sides to this Fashionista! Besides her love for punk and edgy clothing, she wears Lilly Pulitzer printed letters in support of her sorority, Alpha Phi.
Name: Perri Falk
Major: Fine Arts
CollegeFashionista: How would you describe your style?
Perri Falk: A mix of grunge and prep. Many collared shirts, shoes that pop, colored oxford shoes and not many accessories.
CF: Who in the fashion world inspires you?
PF: Designers in particular are Chanel and Vivienne Westwood. I’m inspired by men’s runway fashion with all the belts and button-up shirts. Today I’m inspired by the PUNK: Chaos to Couture exhibit at the Met. The punk style really interests me.
CF: What are some of your wardrobe staples?
PF: Black jeans, oxford shoes and sneakers are a must. My other staples are denim shorts, cut-off tank tops and feminine blouses.
CF: What are you looking forward to the most this summer?
PF: I’m looking forward to working at a sleep away camp with kids and wearing laid back clothing to work.
How To: If your summer bucket list includes a trip to the Met’s PUNK: Chaos to Couture exhibit, a great outfit for visiting the city starts from the bottom with comfortable but bold sneakers. Then add studded shorts for an edgy component and drape on a sleeveless blouse (and bandeau if necessary), or tuck it in for a more polished look.