For many, the cafeteria is a place for dining and leisure conversation with friends. However, I use the cafeteria to spot the most stylish Fashionistas and Fashionistos around campus. After the 12 o’clock rush leaves for class, I spotted this Fashionista reading her textbook. She is very quiet and was utterly surprised that I found her style fashionable. This Fashionista has a relaxed presence, which is reflective through her outfits. How she dresses was totally different from what I was seeing around campus, and I had to find out more about her.
Name: Rachel Mok
CF: What are your favorite stores to shop at?
RM: At the moment, my favorite store to shop at is Forever 21. They have both classic staples, fun and more daring pieces. It’s a good combination for me.
CF: Who is your ultimate style icon?
RM: I don’t have a particular icon, but I do look for inspirations from bloggers. Especially ones that tend to be more petite.
CF: If you could go back in time, which time period in fashion would you visit and why?
RM: If I could go back in time, I would probably want to visit the ‘50s. There are a lot of products on the market that are inspired by that period, and I think they look really interesting and classy. Plus it would just be fun to experience that vintage atmosphere. Also, my favorite person is Audrey Hepburn, hence the ‘50s!
CF: What is your must-have item in your closet? Why?
RM: Jeggings! They make a tiny person like me look taller and slimmer while providing sufficient thickness for coverage.
CF: Which season gets you most excited about fashion?
RM: Fall because it allows you to play with different accessories and layer up without sweating a lot or freezing to death.
How To: To look effortlessly chic like this Fashionista, take her advice and pair jeggings with a cardigan sweater. This relaxed look works for many occasions and fits into anyone’s style. Next add a graphic tee to show your personality and military-style boots. Now with a complete look, you're ready to conquer the fashion streets at school. Others will find you extremely fun and confident for being a risk-taker.