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Campus Style Profiles

Fashion around Kent’s campus is incredible. This is obviously due to our incredibly successful fashion school. And many students treat our campus like the streets of New York. Many of our students have reasons as to why they need to dress to impress daily. Primarily, many of them choose to partake in self-expressionism. I recently got a chance to chat with a few of Kent’s self-expressive fashion students.

Sarah Evans

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Q:What is your must have closet essential?

A: “Mom jeans.”

Q: What inspires your style?

A: “I really like Leandra Medine from The Man Repeller. She inspires my style with everything she does and the way  her fashion blog is written. I really love her and Alexa Chung. They both sort of inspire me.” I don’t really know who else specifically, but I really love preppy clothes.”

Q: Describe your style in four words?

A: “Preppy, mom, comfortable and business.”

Q: Where do you generally shop for clothes?

A: “H&M. That’s basically my go-to store. My other go-to is probably Forever 21. I also love to shop my mom’s closet. The jeans I have on now are from my mom’s closet. Yeah, I’m wearing my mom’s jeans right now (Laughs).”

Q: Do you notice trends? If so, which ones are your favorites?

A: “I do notice trends for the most part. I really like the earth tones and and the clothes that are on the larger side.  I’m really into the masculine clothes trend.”

Q: What is your reason for dressing on the artsier side?

A: “It makes me happy and I pretty much think that  it just shows my personality in a way. I essentially just love expressing myself through my clothes.”

Janelle Lyons 

Q: What is your must-have closet essential?

A: “Scarves. I love scarves, they’re great, even in the summer time. You can wrap your hair in them, use them as an accessory around your neck. They’re very versatile and I just love them!”

Q: What inspires your style?

A: “I don’t know. I’m very inspired by colors and textures and putting together things I wouldn’t initially think would go together. Over a period of time, I want to know a piece of clothing more than I knew it when I first bought it. I want to know and learn different ways to style things.”

Q:Describe your style in one word?

A: “Evolving.”

Q: Who inspires your style?

A: “I love Solange Knowles’ style. Anything she does, I’m like “yes!” She just knows how to balance. Even if it’s just something seemingly plain, she knows how to pull it off.”

Q: What is your reason for dressing outside of the norm?

A: “I guess It’s kind of part of how I see myself being in the future. It’s is my whole being of how I see my future self.”

Rachel Feinstein

Q: What is the one clothing piece that you cannot live without?

A: “A black and white striped shirt. I wear them way too often, and I can wear them with everything.”

Q: What inspires your style?

A: “I really like simplicity.  I don’t know I really am not into colors. I like blacks and neutrals and things like that. I’m not really sure if I have inspiration, it’s just everything.

Q: Can you describe your style in four words?

A: “Stripes, comfortable, large (usually), and soft-grunge”

Q: Who is your style inspiration?

A: “I have a few, like Alexa Chung. She is great at everything she does in life.”

Q: Do you notice trends? If so, which ones are your favorites?

A: “I don’t follow many trends, but I do like the fact that people are starting to get back into dressing more comfortably.”

Q: What is your reason for dressing in your own fashion?

A: “I don’t think that I dress that much differently from other people. I dress the way I dress because It makes me feel happiness. I don’t agree with dressing in a way that makes me feel uncomfortable or strange.”

Donovan Vaughn

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Q: What is your must-have closet essential?

A: “My gray pair of vans! They’re comfortable, go with almost every outfit in my closet, and I don’t think they’ll go out of style anytime soon.”

Q: What inspires your style?

A: “How I’m feeling on a particular day. The colors I wear reflect my mood. For example, I’ll wear all black when I feel like a badass(lol), and I’ll wear bright colors when I’m in a really good mood.”

Q: Describe your style in one word?

A: “Progressive.”

Q: Who inspires your style?

A: “A$AP Rocky is one of my biggest inspirations, even though I can’t afford most of his wardrobe. Kanye is a very close second when he’s not wearing super baggy stuff. I’m also inspired by Miguel, Jidenna, Drake and Travi$ Scott.”

Q: What is your reason for dressing outside of the norm?

A: “I love being the Dove in a group full of Ravens. I love being different, and expressing my individuality through my style has become one of my stronger suits. My style reflects everything I live for, and everything within me. I guess you could say that I am an out of the norm person all around.”

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