February Fashion Guide

Rachel Kelso

Cara Laine Sims,

junior fashion merchandising major

– Break up solid colored outfits with flashy accessories to make a statement

– Big necklaces work great with most basic single-colored outfits.

– Cara Laine is wearing colorful bracelets with her all-black attire, adding the perfect pop of color to the outfit.

– Her matching shoes and hat add a more casual feel to the outfit while still managing not to clash colors.

Q & A

Q: What runs through your mind when you’re picking your outfit for the day?

A: If I’m going to be in my fashion classes, I want to dress to impress. If I want to go the gym or run some errands, it’s all about what I’m doing that day.

Q: What’s unique about your closet?

A: I’m a big fan of textures. I love fur and I love fringe. I also like soft, loose things [rather than] tight clothes.

Q: Any tips for being fashionable on a college budget?

A: Bargain shop. Around here Ross, TJ Maxx and even local boutiques want to help a college kid on a budget.

Q: What are your favorite accessories?

A: I like statement jewelry, so I like to keep what I’m wearing underneath it very simple so the focus is on my jewelry.

Q: What are your favorite pieces in your closet?

A: I love my Uggs, little black dress and my picos. They are things I think will always be around.

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James Brewer,

junior biology and chemistry major

– The neutral tones in the shoes and plaid shirt complement each other well and tie the outfit together.

– James’ solid vest breaks up the pattern of his shirt and creates a fashionable yet appropriate outfit for the recent cold weather.

– The matching sunglasses and watch that James is wearing give his outfit a hint of upscale style while still looking casual enough for class.

Q & A

Q: What runs through your mind when you’re picking your outfit for the day?

A: How late I’m about to be to class.

Q: What’s unique about your closet?

A: Plaids are my pattern.

Q: Any tips for being fashionable on a college budget?

A: The best sales I find are after major holidays. That’s an opportune time to save some money.

Q: What are your favorite accessories?

A: My watch and sunglasses are my favorite pieces. I have both casual and formal.

Q: What are your favorite pieces in your closet?

A: I think my favorite pieces are Oxfords and quarter-zip pullovers.