Style Eye on Kent | March 4, 2010

Remah Doleh

Despite the cold weather, overcrowded buses and slippery sidewalks, I make my way back on campus in search for Kent State’s next Style Eye.

Although spring is just three weeks away, winter is still in full swing. This is the time of the year where sweatpants, Ugg boots and North Face jackets are all the rage. Well, I didn’t receive the fashion memo. Sure, it’s cold, and one might argue that they want to stay comfortable, but c’mon, the “rolling out of bed look” is distracting.

Remember the silhouette? Yeah, I’m referring to the line that follows your figure. Unfortunately, many of us hide it under clothes that are entirely too big. Bigger clothes create a bigger silhouette. So, leave those Ugg(ly) boots and oversized sweatpants at home.

Ciara Jastes, junior fashion merchandising major, is the Style Eye of the week.

Jastes’ outfit successfully mixes a vintage and modern look. Her red scarf spices up her outfit with a splash of color. The blazer is a popular trend today; the hard part is pulling it off in an outfit. Jastes’ had no problem incorporating a blazer into her look — very chic.

RD: How do you define your personal style?

CJ: My style depends on the type of mood I’m in and where I am going. Some days my style has vintage feel and other days it’s the rough, grunge look.

RD: Finish the sentence: Style should…

CJ: Style should be a representation of you and an expression of yourself that isn’t for anyone to understand.

RD: What is your opinion on Kent’s fashion scene?

CJ: It’s very different. Everything is relaxed. Wearing sweatpants to class is very popular here. When I do see fashion on campus, I like to take notes and try to mix the interesting, stylish pieces together.

RD: If you had the chance to work with any fashion designer dead or alive, who would it be? Why?

CJ: Hands down, Herve Leger! I am in love with his classy, yet sexy, edgy bandage look for a sophisticated woman. You have designers like Herve Leger who create merchandise exclusively for women to make them feel high quality. The Herve Leger woman knows that she will make an unforgettable statement, whether walking the red carpet or simply painting the town red.

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