This year, my New Year’s resolution was to purge my wardrobe of clothes I no longer wear. Let me just say that this is much easier said than done. Although a busted water heater and a few inches of water in my room forced me to throw away pieces that couldn’t be salvaged, I can still say that there is more to donate. Since my style tends to evolve semester by semester, it’s difficult to get rid of a dress that I might never wear during the fall but have found a whole new way to sport in the spring. But that’s what I love about fashion and the evolution of one’s style. When you discover (through a lot of trial and error) original ways to don new and old garments, fashion becomes a never-ending style roller coaster that I’m actually not afraid to ride.
Even though the prolonged winter in Boston gave me a new appreciation for wearing all black ensembles and a lot more solids and neutrals, I’m excited to bust out my patterned dresses and bright sandals again. I’m also looking forward to investing in stylish new workout clothes. Although I have no qualms about throwing on an oversized T-shirt and workout pants, I’m ready for a change in the arena of gym fashion. I’m also eager to wear more monochromatic looks, flatforms (definitely my favorite of spring trends), high-waisted wide-leg jeans and more clean-lined silhouettes.
I’m always open to experiment with fashion by mixing old and new trends (or just ignoring them completely), mixing past and present decades of fashion styles and trying on pieces that at first might not look so appealing on the hanger. Studs, patterns, gold and hot pink are some things that tend to draw my eye while shopping and I aspire to afford the non-sale items at Madewell one day. Most of my favorite fashion finds are the ones that I wasn’t even looking for or the ones that were hidden on racks in the wrong section of the store. My recent (and most favorite) purchase was a pair of gold-heeled nude sandals from Forever 21 that go with nearly everything in my closet. These are now another staple along with my jean jacket, black tassel loafers, chambray button-down and abundance of Old Navy jeans.
I strongly believe that people’s clothes and outfit choices say a lot about them as a person. Whether their clothes show that they are bold risk-takers or more reserved and laid back, what you wear speaks a lot about your personality. That is why I am looking forward to writing FASHIONISTA/O SPOTLIGHT this summer. I plan on finding a broad spectrum of personalities that Northeastern’s campus has to offer and showing them off each week on CollegeFashionista.