College exposes you to more than just books and essays. Students from all over the world compose a campus, transforming it into a global runway. As a fourth year freshman (that sounds much better than senior), I’ve seen students express their individuality through their unique styles. Many days, mundane heavy black jackets and chunky snow boots take over campus in an attempt to beat the brutal Syracuse weather. Despite Mother Nature, true Fashionistas/os always find a way to stand out—making me love my school even more.
These past three years at Syracuse taught me not only about my major (Magazine Journalism) and my minors (Sociology and Nutrition), but it also taught me about my style. Overall, I describe my style with three Cs: chic, casual, comfort. As a self-proclaimed girly-girl, I always add a hint of feminism—usually through accessories. Living in Syracuse turned me into a winter accessory fanatic. Scarves, hats, mittens, earmuffs and socks with boots are simple yet fashionable go-tos that fill my closet. Nothing says wintertime like an oversized sweater paired with a chunky scarf and a chic pair of boots. When I’m not bundled up in knits, I accessorize with jewelry. Long pendant necklaces, a wrist full of bracelets, a bold watch or anything that will add some sparkle to my look.
Another dimension of my wardrobe extends to workout attire. Maintaining an active lifestyle requires the proper shoes and clothes, which gives me another excuse to shop. From colorful sneakers to fun tanks, I’m obsessed with workout gear. Although makeup may be going a bit too far and most jewelry is hazardous, nothing says you can’t look cute while lifting, holding poses in yoga or shaking your hips in Zumba.
To celebrate my last first day of school (there’s a scary thought for my fellow college seniors), I plan to start the year off with an outfit that encompasses my style. This year, no trend should go unexplored. Take the challenge and reach beyond your go-to’s for something different. You might stumble upon a new favorite accessory, garment, fabric, color or design. My one piece of fashion advice: no matter what your look entails, always accessorize with confidence.