Diana Llaveria, 21 years old
Description of personal style: My roommate today described my personal style as “punk meets hipster,” which I think is fairly accurate. (But I would add “meets lazy!”)
Favorite clothing stores: Urban Outfitters, H&M and Psycho Sisters
Favorite designers: Oscar de la Renta, BCBG and Guess!
Your style icons: Emma Watson, Jessica Stroup, AnnaLynne McCord and Helena Bonham Carter
Accessory that you can’t live without: I am obsessed with my feather hairpiece; I feel like it makes most of my outfits. It just adds that something extra.
Your go-to clothing item: I always grab my Gap skinny jeans. They are old and super ripped up; the style is called the “Diva.” And then with those, I would pair an old t-shirt.
Favorite trend for spring: Tribal prints! I have always been a fan, and I’m starting to see them everywhere. I just can’t get enough. I especially like the tribal print for loose, flowy shirts.
Best fashion advice given to you: My mom told me not to be intimidated by what I wear, and that if you decide to wear something then you own it; nobody can look at you funny for your fashion choices.
Your fashion advice for others: I would say do not be swayed by the generalizations others may make. Like, if you like a style don’t be afraid to wear it because people will label you as a “hipster” or as a “punk.” Wear it because you like it.
Ethan Cunningham, 21 years old
Favorite clothing stores: Neiman Marcus, Theory and Band of Outsiders
Favorite designers: Rag & Bone, Tom Ford and Nice Collective
Key wardrobe staples: I’m pretty minimalist, but I prefer the typical business casual attire. I like a broad selection of ties, although I typically go for the less “eye-popping styles.” However for me, socks should be as eccentric as they can get.
Go-to outfit: 7 For All Mankind jeans, Spring Court sneakers and a dark blue button down
Favorite men’s trend: The throwback to loafers and jeans or classic sneakers and jeans. I like the nod to the 50’s and JFK. I’d call it Cape Cod casual.
Favorite women’s trend: I like shoulders, so I think that boyfriend blazers are the quintessential piece for accentuating them. Overall though, I’m not really big on the boyfriend look. I don’t think that boyfriend jeans really show off the contours of the body well.
Best fashion advice given to you: To me, it’s always been just keeping your own style. I don’t stick to one fashion vein consistently, because I will go for a different look each day. I feel that it’s important to switch up your style to show your personality.
Your fashion advice for others: Probably to remember that how you convey your attitude and confidence through your fashion choices makes a bigger impression than a lot of people realize. People should keep that in mind.