When I was in kindergarten I asked my mother if I could borrow her black slip for school that day. Although she admits to me now that she was reluctant to send me to school in such improper attire, she let me borrow it. I’ve had full reign over my style since I was a child. This has given me the ability to really explore the many faces of Rachel Nickell. My closet has a little bit of everything, and that is what I love. I can’t get enough of boots or have too many tennis shoes. From tulle skirts and bohemian shirts to pieces like my INC International Concept leather jacket in coral, it is quite the collection.
I can’t imagine classifying my style. One day my simplistic outfit is complemented by stunning accessories and a great pair of flats. The next day I am wrapped in layers of my favorite Free People sweaters and intimates. I have continued to play dress up and enjoy refining my look each day with a new outfit that has managed to surface from my wardrobe. I love investing in some quality basics like a versatile MARC BY MARC JACOBS crossbody bag and my FREEBIRD Boulder boot. Items that you will wear everyday, like these, are worth the splurge every once and a while.
Anyone can look pretty, but there is something magical that happens when a style maven can toss together a look that effortlessly captures her killer charisma and character. Clothing is just another medium and we are artists, sparking trends and perpetuating style.
My interest in the art of fashion drives me to seek out more experience. Fashion shows, styling, public relations and photography are all parts of the industry I want to explore. Hopefully interning this summer in Los Angeles’ Fashion District will expose me to work with big designers and showrooms, maybe even bump elbows with a few fashion icons. CollegeFashionista is one of my first breaks into the industry and I am thrilled to be shining the spotlight on my fellow Fashionistas/os. Every Wednesday I will be featuring the best dressed of Boulder in my FASHIONISTA SPOTLIGHT for the University of Colorado. Dress to the nines on the daily with these haute individual’s personal tips and tricks on fashion, beauty and style.