The use of accessories can be used to create a powerful fashion statement, which has been a part of making fashion spectacularly shapeless.
Fashion is constantly changing and evolving and has become something personal in the sense that it is an extension of an individual’s personality.
Fashion has the capacity to show and express who you are and how you feel.
“Street style” fashion is special, it captures everyday people with unique styles, personality and life style.
These trendsetters are found in our urban culture walking city streets and in college culture walking college halls.
Halley Correy, a third year student, was wearing a loose off-the-shoulder top, fitted jeans and high, black combat boots when I first spotted her walking down the hall.
Her style was simple yet effortlessly cool. What made her outfit pop was the way she paired her simple outfit with an eye-catching statement necklace, which is what really brought her whole outfit together.
“I would describe my style as simple, comfortable and modest. I have a tendency toward bold, edgy, unique accessories that make my style different. Sometimes my outfit can seem old school, because I like timeless, classic pieces. I don’t know what I would call it, it’s a bit eclectic, I like a little of everything.”
Accessories can play a key role in putting an outfit together being the difference between dressing up or down an outfit.
Correy seems to know exactly how to use accessories to her favor when putting an outfit together.
“My favorite accessories are big, bold rings and necklaces. I love anything with studs. And I have a shoe obsession from Chucks to flats to boots. I consider a cute pair of sunglasses more of a necessity than an accessory,” said Correy.
Investing in accessories like necklaces and rings can add a bit of glam and sparkle to a person’s wardrobe and transform any mundane outfit.
Clothes can be quite expensive which is why it can be smart to invest in pieces that are really going to last.
Shopping for many can be a long and frustrating process something that Correy looks for when shopping for clothes is versatility.
“I look for versatility in an item. I ask myself how many different outfits can I make with this,” said Correy.
“I want to get the most for my money, so I don’t want something that I can’t wear often or is too specific. In addition, I want something that I can get creative with,” she continued.
Creativity is definitely something Correy is familiar with as an English Literature major and she draws fashion inspiration from different outlets.
“I get a lot of my fashion inspiration from Instagram. I follow a lot of brands and stores; my favorite pages are Steve Madden, Urban Outfitters, American Apparel, Victoria’s Secret, Black Milk Clothing and Sabo Skirt. I love fashion blogger Sheryl Luke’s website, walkinwonderland.com, and I’m obsessed with Zooey Deschanel and Taylor Swift’s style,” said Correy.
Fashion influences everyone to some extent and we each carry our must haves or key items that have become wardrobe necessities.
“My fashion must haves are the basics: A good fitting pair of jeans, a flattering but still modest dress and combat boots. The jeans and the dress are versatile staple pieces. The combat boots are a good unique piece to have to add edge to an outfit,” said Correy.
Correy’s style is simple, sophisticated yet still fun and girlie. Readers can get her look by shopping at some of her favorite stores.
“My favorite stores to shop at include H&M, Victoria’s Secret and Cotton On. Once in a while I’ll splurge on a good staple piece or get lucky on a sale at Urban Outfitters, American Apparel or Francesca’s Boutique. I’ve found that Forever 21 and Windsor have the best selection and price range when it comes to accessories,” said Correy.