This blog was written by Intern Queen Campus Ambassador, Ana, a junior at George Mason University. Ana is a communications major with a concentration in PR.
Fashion, can’t live with it, can’t live without it. And if you’re like me, spending hours scrutinizing every page of fashion magazines and analyzing pieces created by designers, you are not wasting time, as many may believe. You are simply opening up another door to creativity. If fashion is what you envision yourself doing after you graduate, it is extremely important to do your own fashion research. We all have to wear clothes anyway, why not make it personal?
First things first, know your body type! Whether you are petite, boyish, pear shaped, plus size, or hourglass, you have to know what types of clothes fir you best. For this, there are many websites and magazines that suggest what dresses, pants, skirts, and other pieces look best on certain body types. In addition, if you know your body type and there is a celebrity whose style you fancy with the same body type as you, get some tips by checking out what they wear.
Also, have fun with it! You’re young and there are so many trends out there to try, and most importantly, your own trend to start. There have been a couple of times where I was asked where I got something from and the next week that girl would be wearing the same thing. While I must admit that I was a bit upset since there are so many different styles, in a way I was very flattered that I was able to inspire someone to get their own fun, statement-making piece. Most importantly, don’t be afraid to take some risks, what you wear is about you.
In addition, be comfortable in your own skin. If you’re going on a date, you might think, “I have to look sexy!” Everyone has his or her own definition of sexy. You don’t have to wear a skin tight, short, cleavage-bearing dress to feel and look sexy. You can pull this off with your favorite pair of jeans and a cute top, those shorts or romper that shows off your amazing legs, or anything that showcases your favorite body part without revealing too much.
Finally, the best way to pull off any look, whether that is sexy, comfortable, or fun is to be confident. Being confident in your own skin is the most attractive thing you can “wear.” If it’s wearing your favorite heels, being confident makes you walk a little taller and it even improves your posture. If you’re wearing something fun and different that reflects your personality, own that outfit! You can even pull off a potato sack if you’re confident (a little reference to America’s Next Top Model), but in the end pulling off any look takes some research and confidence.