Take a Risk.
I mean how are there supposed to be other fish in the sea, when all the fishies are wearing khakis and timberlands or brandy and superegas-
If you’re ready to sway from Brandy, Urban, and Free People… you’re not alone. Wearing the same thing as every other girl in the room can be boring, and nobody likes boring. I like to have pieces in my closet that set me apart. There are times for black denim and brandy tube tops, and there are times for being different. My favorite places to shop for statement pieces are websites like Revolve and ShopBop. Even Bloomingdales or big department stores work- anywhere with large quantities of clothing. Depending on your budget, sites like Shein and PrettyLittleThing are cheeper substitutes that I have personally shopped from and had great experiences with.
Shoes. I love my stan smiths. For three years now I have gotten a new pair after ruining them at Gov Ball every year. However, they’re the simplest shoe in my closet and although really comfortable and versatile: very basic. These are similar kicks that will leave a lasting impression:
Jeans. Denim is dope- it’s extremely versatile and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. I believe that a full closet includes staples and statements, and that translates perfectly to a collection of denim. Gray, ripped, boot cut, wide leg, dark wash, printed–we don’t discriminate, but I have my favorites. Here are some of my picks for this seasons best statement jeans.
Jackets. It’s important to have a lot of different coats in your closet. I swear my roommate Lauren has at least 20 different jackets. A jacket, like a blowout, can pull any outfit together.
Tops. I like to switch up my style- it keeps people on their toes. Somedays I look like JCrew, Madewell, and Vineyard Vines threw up on me, but somedays I look like to look trendier. The tops in my closet range from pin stripe oxfords to black body suits and Budweiser tee shirts.
Whether you’re preppy, trendy, grunge, or just fashionably confused, I hope this article will help you branch out and inspire you to try something new. Take a risk, fall in love (with a pair of jeans), and you may just surprise yourself.
Eleanor Davis, Editor in Chief