At a young age, I became addicted to fashion. While many seven year old girls were playing Game Boys and Barbies, I would tear out everything from my closet, lay it on my bed and plan outfits for the school week. Looking back, there may have been a few too many rhinestones and hair bows, but it never stopped me from creating the perfect outfits for Monday through Friday.
Although now I only dream of having the time to plan anything in my life, let alone outfits, I haven’t lost my love for fashion.
From my favorite headbands down to my worn-out Converse shoes, I will give you a glimpse into some of my daily outfits. I can’t classify how I would describe my wardrobe in one category because it’s all across the board. Some hangers hold the girliest of dresses while my closet’s top shelf is covered with t-shirts and jeans. My outfit for the day usually just depends on how I am feeling and what I am doing that day.
For a recent Sunday afternoon at the park, this is what I went with:
Sweater: I found this gem at the Salvation Army. Fifty cents later I found myself wearing this guy everywhere. Although I’m sure it was made for a man, probably one named Bill Cosby, it is just too cozy to pass up.
Leggings: Wearing leggings is basically my way of dressing up when sweatpants are not an option. Just make sure they’re opaque!
Bag: Another winner I found at the Antique Center on campus. This steal was only $1.49 and perfectly fits my daily necessities.
Boots: A favorite Christmas present from Target. Lately, I cannot be seen without them on. Not only are they super comfortable, but they keep my feet warm, too!
Scarf: No outfit of mine is complete without a scarf. I wore a pink one to bring a little color to the all-black ensemble.
Sunglasses: Sunglasses are like headphones to me. They are always on.
Even though my days of preparing outfits in advance are over, I still like to play around with what goes with what. As long as I am comfortable, confident and different, I’ve nailed the perfect outfit in my mind.
Stay tuned to CL’s Intern Closet for more of my fashion favorites!
Jessica Fecteau is a senior fashion, etiquette and apartment/dorm life writer and is a sophomore at Central Michigan University. Jessica loves fashion magazines, listening to indie/folk music and traveling to big cities.