Campus Style

(Photo Courtesy of Carly Koziol)

Alayne Macchiaverna, sophomore
Major: Fine Arts

What are you wearing?

I have on vintage-inspired combat boots from shopstyle.com, black H&M motorcycle pants, an Urban Outfitters oversized sweater and a leopard-print bag by Alexander Wang.

Where do you find your clothes?

Thrift stores, Nordstrom and Barney’s. I also do a lot of online shopping. I predominantly go on shopstyle.com and openingceremony.com.

What do you think your style says about you?

That I don’t really care what other people say. I just wear what I like without other people bringing me down. I like to be creative and comfortable, instead of conforming to what everybody else wears.

Do you find yourself altering your style often?

It depends what kind of mood I’m in. I like to mix different styles together — minimalistic, grungy, classy. I never stick to one thing. I try to make it as unexpected as possible.

What attracts you to the unexpected?

I don’t like to be categorized as anything. I don’t want to be pinned down. I like to surprise people, and put things together that you normally wouldn’t. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t, but I don’t really care. Nothing’s ever really planned, it’s just kind of thrown together.

How do you envision yourself to dress 10 years down the line?

Probably not as eccentric, maybe a bit more toned down. I’ll probably have kids, and I wouldn’t want to be looked at like a weirdo.

What are you inspired by?

I love all different types of music. I love high fashion, couture and the whole European idea of fashion and color. There’s so much out there to learn. It’s so different all around the world. We’re in a bit of a bubble here in the United States. We don’t step outside of the box enough.

Do you have a favorite designer?

Alexander Wang and Hannah MacGibbon, the head designer of Chloe. I like the whole androgynous aspect of Alexander’s clothes. He doesn’t try to make anything too masculine or girly. It’s like a guy-ish sexy, and nothing is too crazy or over the top. Hannah is tailored and clean, but she also throws in some wrenches and will just put crazy bows on stuff. I like her edginess when it comes to making classic clothes.

Any style icons?

Agyness Deyn. She’s just crazy. She does what she wants and doesn’t care what people say. Also, Sienna Miller and Natalie Portman. They both dress classy, but always add some crazy elements. They’re unexpected, but it always works. They pull it off.

Kristen Kubilus can be reached at kubilus2@tcnj.edu