Campus Style: Unfreeze your fashionista

By Heather Hawkes
Columnist

As I turn the page of my calendar from January to February, I begin to come to the sad realization that winter is not going to end anytime soon. At this point, it is often difficult to harness the inspiration to put together a fashion-forward outfit every single day of this dreary season (sorry, winter lovers). I mean really, I only have so many long-sleeve shirts and snow-appropriate boots in my wardrobe. It’s so much easier to just hibernate inside all day and watch countless hours of Netflix in my pajamas until spring finally arrives. If any of this resonates with how you feel during the middle of winter, I urge you to find a style icon that can reboot your frozen love for fashion.

Find inspiration through style icons like actress Emma Watson. (AP Photo)
Find inspiration through style icons like actress Emma Watson. (AP Photo)

The greatest thing about fashion is that it is a form of self-expression. So, when trying to find your fashion icon, look toward someone who not only dresses well, but also resonates with who you are and what you’re interested in. Let the way you dress represent who you are and what you’re passionate about. Too often, people misrepresent fashion as a superficial, materialistic obsession that holds no real value. I’m here to tell you that true fashion inspiration comes from within, and it is something that can inspire us to be our best selves. Why wait for a special occasion to feel good about yourself when you can do that every single day?

I challenge you to research some awe-inspiring people and pay attention to how they represent themselves through fashion. Let them re-spark your passions and inspire you to represent your best self and do whatever makes you feel good.