College isn’t exactly the time in your life remembered for the luxurious vacations and fancy restaurants; most of us are generally satisfied with as much Starbucks money can buy and some sort of surface to sleep on. Since about over half of the student population (fictional statistic) is more than happy scrounging change for their next meal, it leaves little disposable income to spend on clothes—fashionable clothes at that. However, you don’t need to drown yourself in designer labels to look good and this Fashionista can be a testament to that.
Name: Grecia Narvaez
Major: Family and Child Sciences
CollegeFashionista: What do you think makes you a Fashionista?
Grecia Narvaez: Clothes are just an artwork. Style is hard to come by these days, like real style.
CF: Do you follow trends or do you stay consistent with the same style?
GN: My style is pretty much consistent, like laid back, just kind of chill. There are some trends that you like, you just can’t help it.
CF: Is there any trend you love but feel as if you can’t pull off?
GN: I like the high-low trend but I feel like it’s too trendy to do it, like for me to actually go out and actually buy something that’s high-low.
CF: Which celebrities’ closet would you like to raid the most?
GN: Miley Cyrus. Idol. I love her hair; I love what she’s doing. It’s fun. People just don’t get it.
CF: What season do you like dressing for the most? Why?
GN: Autumn, you can still wear shorts and stuff and I like wearing layers.
How To: At the end of all of my interviews I always ask the question “Where is your outfit from?”, most respond with a mix of designer labels or fast fashion retailers, but not this Fashionista. Her whole outfit was thrifted. For those of you who get a little nervous about wearing other people’s clothes it’s nothing a toss in the washer can’t fix. Not only is thrifting extremely resourceful when going to school, but it also allows you to find one of a kind pieces that probably can’t be found anywhere else. Check out your local Goodwill for fabulous finds. If you’re still not comfortable with the idea or just don’t have the time to dig through racks and racks of clothing head over to Brandy Melville and check out their graphic tops; same affordable prices and styles as thrifting without the added wonder.