It’s hard to believe that fall semester is almost over. Students are trying to fight the urge to hibernate while staying on top of their schoolwork and not get distracted by the prospect of the holidays before them. This student managed to stay warm in this laidback look, rocking a flannel and a leather jacket.
Name: Izzie Ryan
Major: African American Diaspora Studies
CollegeFashionsta: What are you wearing today?
Izzie Ryan: I am wearing my black high-waist jeans from H&M, my grandma's turquoise cashmere sweater, a flannel my friends gave me one year for my birthday, my silence & noise leather jacket and a scarf I got from T.J.Maxx. For shoes, I am wearing Steve Madden boots.
CF: What influences your style?
IR: A few different things influence my style. In terms of what, I would say my mood depending on the day. Sometimes I feel lazy and will just go for a more laidback look (baggy sweater with leggings) and sometimes I feel inspired and will make a point of planning my outfit the night before.
CF: What do you like about fashion?
IR: One of the things I like about fashion is that it can be a form of creative expression. You can experiment, channel your mood and express yourself through the outfits you chose to wear. There are no real rules and sometimes it's fun to try new things and see what works.
CF: What inspires you?
IR: In terms of what inspires me, I would probably say different people. Living in the city, I love people watching and observing the outfits I see, because it gives me ideas and helps me decide what might look good on me. Also, modern technology has definitely become a way in which people document fashion, so I would say I am constantly inspired by certain photos I see on Tumblr.
CF: If you could steal clothes from one person's wardrobe who's would it be and why?
IR: If I could steal clothing from somebody's wardrobe it would probably be Rihanna's. I think she has great style and I love how she pulls masculine and feminine pieces together to form outfits that work and look great. She always looks effortlessly put together.
CF: Do you dress differently at school as opposed to how you do at home?
IR: In the past, I definitely used to be more conscious and care more about what I wore at home rather than at school, but now I would say it’s about the same.