As I traveled home for the holidays, I was thrilled to be given the chance to explore other college campuses and the Fashionistas/os there. I was interested to parallel the different styles that are seen other places unlike RISD. RISD has a very unique student population. The diverse styles and personalities are all so interesting and individual, as well very eye-catching to say the least. As I traveled home to Atlanta for Thanksgiving and with Emory University in my neighborhood, I couldn't resist to take the opportunity to walk around campus and see what I could find. I was excited to meet this Fashionista. As she was moving her luggage back into her dorm, I took the opportunity to snap a picture and ask her about her time at Emory. I was intrigued by her use of lace in her outfit. From my previous posts, I haven't spoken much about lace and how beautiful it can be contributed in a wardrobe.
With the holidays coming up soon, I think that lace is very appropriate and exciting to stylize into a personal look. This Fashionista uses lace in a wonderful way. Here she uses an American Apparel bandeau underneath her Topshop, peter-pan collar lace top. I think that the layering of these two garment is very successful. This particular Fashionista beautifully styled her clothes and her overall look is well put together, including the color pallet. It has a sense of sophistication and elegance to it, with a feeling of casual chic.
The thing I love most about this Fashionista's outfit are her beautiful shoes. I myself have really loved the loafer look that many Fashonistas/os have been working in their daily looks recently around campus. I was thrilled to see that trend surfacing amongst other college campuses.
When it comes to approaching the upcoming weeks of finals and work that a lot of college students are gearing up to accomplish, my advice is when given the opportunity, dress up. I like to believe that if you are wearing something you feel great in, then your personal attitude and outlook on these upcoming weeks might be shifted for the better. Take on the challenge and as silly as it sounds, “dress up to study.” Try it out and see how it might alter your attitude towards studio hours as well liberal art final exam prep.
Like this Emory University student, take her advice and wear clothing that makes you feel good and confident.
Go out, get inspired.