By RikkiLynn Shields, Editor
Meet junior Antigone Thanasias from the last stop on the 6 train. Originally form Pelham Bay in The Bronx, Thanasias came to Manhattan College to pursue her education as a Communications major with a focus in Public Relations, along with a minor in theatre. Thanasias discussed her fashion sense with us.
The Quadrangle: How would you describe your style?
Antigone Thanasias: Every year I think my style changes in many ways, but right now I would describe it as New York chic with some tones of grunge. I have always loved wearing all black with a splash of color, to get that metropolitan sleek look, but now I incorporate an edge to it. This edge has really come from my taste in music. I love rock music, which has only increased my loved for darker hues, but now I’ll try to do a ripped jean or funky pattern.
TQ: How have you noticed your style change as you grew older?
AT: My style has definitely changed since high school, and thank goodness it has. I kept my style very simple in high school, and tried to follow what other girls did. It was always a basic tee and leggings. As I got older I began to appreciate mixing textures, actually wearing baggy jeans over just skinny jeans. Recently, I have fallen in love with velvet. Velvet dresses, even blazers. That’s something I would have hated in high school.
TQ: Would you wear what you wore in high school now?
AT: Sometimes I’ll return to what I wore in high school. Since it was just leggings and a v- neck, I usually find myself wearing those on my lazy days. Now though, I have learned to love my style, and I am constantly looking to evolve it. I like to bring items together that usually shouldn’t be done, like wearing a tee shirt dress over leggings/jeans. Sometimes I even take my mom’s clothes that she wore in the 80s and marry it with current trends.
TQ: What are your favorite places to shop?
AT: My favorite place to shop at the moment is actually online, called MakeMeChic.com. I have to say they have amazing clothes. I could spend hours on the site adding things to my wish list, and thinking of ways each item could work in an outfit. The pricing is also extremely reasonable, so that helps me since money is tight as a college student. On occasion, when I do go out to shop, I’ll check out Express, or Forever 21; they can be a real hit or miss.
TQ: Tell us where your outfit is from!
AT: The shirt that I am wearing is from Forever 21. It’s actually a sweater dress that is knotted in the back. I do this a lot with my long shirts/short sweater dresses if I really like the color of them and want to incorporate them into an outfit. The sweater I am wearing is a blanket scarf, and I actually go it from Costco (which I think is pretty funny). The jeans, which are a boyfriend style, are from makemechic.com, and the shoes are from Payless– that is the only place I get my shoes from.
TQ: If you were given $1,000 to spend in one store, where would you spend it and why?
AT: I would choose Zara. The clothing is similar to the style I am trying to go for. I like how many of their pieces are minimalistic, so they’re easy to dress up or down, even add a nice pop of color.
TQ: How do you plan your outfits out? (Randomly, the night before, Pinterest inspired, etc.)
AT: The way I plan my outfits depends on my day. I can whip up an outfit pretty quickly, and growing up with a lot of hand-me-downs has encouraged me to experiment. If I have a party or special event I’ll plan my outfit the night before. I can be really indecisive at times, so by planning the night before I have more time to figure out exactly what I want to wear with no pressure to be ready. For a regular day, like during the semester, I choose my outfit by my mood. For a good mood I’ll choose to be dressier, and wear my favorite pieces. On my off days I’ll choose the lazy route, back to my high school style of leggings and a tee.
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