Let’s Talk Fashion…

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By Elana Katz

NAME: Meghan Riehl ‘14

MAJOR & MINOR: Geology & Astronomy

HOMETOWN: Atkinson, NH

HOBBIES:Reading, skiing

Who or what inspires your style?

My best friend from home and I feed over each other for inspiration. We both look for bargains, pieces that are worthwhile and can be carried over from season to season.

What fashion advice would you give to other students looking to improve their style?

Stay true to yourself. It’s important to dress for yourself because everyone’s body is shaped differently and the best thing you can do is to be happy with how the clothes make you feel.

If you could raid anyone’s closet, who would it be and why?

I love the fashions from the pre-World War I time period so anyone from that time period. The fashion articles from Vogue in the early 1900’s were so beautiful and would be an awesome place to take pieces from.

What inspired this outfit today?

When I go shopping, I buy articles of clothing separately and not necessarily in preconceived outfits. I usually piece them together afterwards. I also try to apply the idea of “Fresh Fridays”, an idea my friend created, into my outfits on Fridays so today I chose an ensemble that was more put together.

Where do you like to shop?

Salvation Army, Target, Forever 21, and H&M.

Describe your style in three words.

Colorful, mixing, and matching.

OUTFIT ELEMENTS

Patterned Skirt

What may seem like an uncommon choice during the cold winter season here in Schenectady is a warm, welcome change amongst the jeans and leggings usually spotted around campus. Paired nicely with high socks and tall chestnut boots, it also creates an interesting balance with her jewel-toned v-neck sweater.

Fish Necklace

Statement jewelry is always the way to go when creating an outfit that’s full of basics. It spices up the overall look and will make an outfit stand out. Animal inspired jewelry has been popular over the past couple of seasons with owls, sparrows, and fish being the focal points of many pieces of jewelry. Meghan’s fish necklace was the perfect compliment to her ensemble, with warm stones season appropriate and giving her look an extra pop. It can also easily be worn with a sundress and sandals come spring term.

Socks & Boots

Layering is one of the trends fashionistas love most about the winter season. Here, Meghan pairs her black opaque tights with high grey socks to create a layering effect. Sometimes “more is more” and will no doubt keep you warm and looking cute.

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