Campus Style: Bailey McLavish

Today we are catching up with junior special education and sociology double major Bailey McLavish. When she isn’t student teaching in the classroom or working as a Student Ambassador, she likes to go to the beach and spend time with friends. I have always admired Bailey’s style, and I often go to her for fashion advice.

McLavish describes her style as both beachy and bohemian. (Photo courtesy of Bailey McLavish)

LY: Where are your favorite places to shop?
BM: I love to find a good deal, so I usually shop at American Eagle, Free People, TJ Maxx and Nordstrom Rack. Those stores really fit my style, and I can always find something that I look and feel good in.

LY: What is your favorite spring trend?
BM: I absolutely love jean jackets. I think they work with almost any outfit. Not only are they cute, they also serve a purpose because they keep you warm during the chilly spring nights. I like to wear a jean jacket with a casual dress or keep the outfit simple and wear it with a nice pair of black jeans and a white top.

LY: How would you describe your style?
BM: I would have to say I have a mix between beachy and bohemian. I prefer to wear simple clothes, but I like to accent my outfits with a boho top or shoes.

LY: Where do you get your fashion inspiration from?
BM:  I love to look at Pinterest for outfit ideas, especially when I have a piece that I don’t know how to style. Sometimes I get bored with my clothes so rather than buy new clothes, I check Pinterest to see how I can create new outfits with the clothes I already own.

LY: What advice to you have to those who want to step out of their comfort zone?
BM: Definitely check out stores like TJ Maxx because you get can trendy pieces for less, so you don’t break the bank if the piece goes out of style. If you truly like something, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t wear it. Also, if you want to dress outside your comfort zone, you can always add a pop of color. For example, I don’t wear red often, but if I want to change up my style, I’ll wear red or another bright color.