Hello Fashionistas/os! My name is Aspen Fairchild, a rising sophomore at the University of Georgia where I am an Environmental Economics major—it took about five other majors to arrive at that decision though minoring in Environmental Law and French and I am so excited to see where it takes me!
So with all that, where does fashion come in? Since I was a junior in high school I have had a intimate yet complicated relationship with fashion and my overall style. Junior year I experimented heavily with different clothing styles and attempted to start a blog about it, but after a giant move across the country (from California to Georgia), I lost my style as well as the upkeep with my blog. My senior year I got lazy with, well, everything. Knowing you’re at a high school for only one year before you move again will do that to you. I didn’t know my own style anymore and tried to play with the different looks of my friends I was close to at the time, but soon realized I didn’t feel like myself in any of it. Once I moved to Athens for college I became guilty of the srat uniform (we all know the one) for a little until something hit me, this wasn’t me. I didn’t feel like myself, I felt like just another girl with the same exact clothes as the next one. I asked myself, “Aspen, people used to know you for your style, where did that go?” So, after a major closet makeover and a couple trips to the local consignment stores, I (re)started my journey of defining my style for myself and am still just at the beginning of that journey today. I’m hoping that this summer as a Style Guru will help me kick start my journey even more! To check out my new blog, click here.
Today it’s still difficult to define my style in a phrase or two other than, “It varies.” But to me, that’s okay. I have always had a wide range of interests within categories like music and books, so it is only fitting for me that my fashion is also that way. Some days I’ll want to go completely grunge while other days I will feel more preppy, but that is a part of who I am and I feel that many other girls struggle with narrowing down their looks as well.
As for this outfit, I was feeling more casual yet feminine and girly. The skirt is my grandmother’s that she donated to me on one of my visits and I paired it with a casual bandeau, a cropped sweater (from Plato’s Closet) with a simple geometric necklace for some design. Since I was walking around a lot that day I opted for some geometric sandals to finish the look.
I can’t wait to see what fashion has in store for me this summer!