One of the best secrets for harvesting your own style is to shop at places that aren’t readily available to everyone else in the world. While it may be true that almost every girl will always be able to find something at Forever 21 or H&M, it is also true that almost every girl probably already owns the exact item you just purchased. Nothing is worse that running into a girl who just happens to have on the exact same outfit as you. It’s happened to all of us, and don’t worry, you definitely wore it better. As for this Fashionista, her style is one of my favorites to find: different than what everyone else is wearing, in one of a kind pieces that won’t show up to the same party.
Name: Maegan Voss
CollegeFashionista: Describe your style in three words.
Maegan Voss: Cute, quirky, me.
CF: Most wanted item right now?
MV: A pair of Dr. Martens boots and a leather choker.
CF: Do you follow trends or do you stay consistent with the same style?
MV: I change a lot. I feel like I make my own trends. In 9th grade I dressed more flower like—like an old lady, and then it changed to goth. I try to stay fluid with it.
CF: Do you have any styling secrets?
MV: Don’t let other people control your style.
CF: What’s your favorite season to dress for?
MV: Fall, you can layer more and it’s darker.
How To: Not only is shopping locally great for individualizing your personal style, but it also stimulates your local economy, and who doesn’t love that? Unfortunately, for the sake of this article, I can only recommend stores to the Tallahassee locals. This Fashionista’s outfit is about 90 percent locally purchased. I know that most of you will be surprised, but Tallahassee isn’t exactly known for its world renowned shopping. However, there are a lot of places that you might not know about that offer some really amazing fashions.
Every Wednesday, on FSU’s campus, local retailers come together and sell selected merchandise from their stores, known to most of us as Market Wednesday. I spotted this Fashionista walking through the market where she mentioned that almost every piece she had on was purchased from one of the vendors. Her flannel and earrings are from a local retailer, Fortunate Fiasco, whose Tumblr you can check out here. While you’re at it you can also check out Cole Couture and Olde Fields Clothing Co., definitely some Tallahassee favorites of mine.