Freshman Finds Fashionable Bargains at Wholesalers

by Lauren Schuster

Staff Writer

Meet Katharine Scheid, a freshman engineering major originally from Long Island. By using her creative eye, she’s interested in fun headbands to allow her to stand out and be unique. She discussed her fashion sense with us.

The Quadrangle: How would you describe your style?

Katharine Scheid: It’s all over the place sometimes. I like a lot of bright col- ors because I am a little bit on the girly and dressy side. Even if I go with something like jeans and a t-shirt, I always make sure to dress it up a little bit.

TQ: How have you noticed your style change as you grew older?

KS: When I was little I found I would go way more extreme because I wore a uniform to school all the time. So, if it was a dress down day, I found I would go really extreme and wear a dressy dress because that was me, but I’ve toned it down over the years. A dress down day at my school [when I got older] would then be jeans and a t-shirt, just something relaxed.

TQ: Would you wear what you wore in high school now?

KS: [My style] really hasn’t changed that much, the only difference is I’m experimenting a little more because, like I said, I wore a uniform. I just wore what they told me to wear, so now I have a little more freedom in the way that I dress for classes.

TQ: What are your favorite places to shop?

KS: I really like H&M, JCPenney, or even Kohl’s, because I and a lot of stuff there.


TQ: Where is your outfit from?

KS: This [shirt] is from Costco, honestly! Then, the leggings are just from wherever you can get generic black leggings, because these were a Christmas gift, so I have no clue. My necklace is from Swarovski, and my headband is from Neesie Designs on

TQ: If you were given $1,000 to spend in one store, where would you

spend it and why?

KS: Can I just spend it on etsy[.com]?I could blow a $1,000 easily on etsy[.com] for headbands. Then I would have $1,000 worth of headbands and bows and I would be happy for the rest of my life!

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Katharine Scheid showing off her unique fashion. Lauren Schuster/The Quadrangle


TQ: How do you plan your outfits?

KS: It depends on the day. Let’s say that tomorrow I know I’m going to have a bunch of stuff to do and I’m going to be running around, then I know I’m going to have to wear something casual. If it’s just going to be one class, I know I can dress it up a little bit. Most of the time it goes by what the weather is and what I’m feeling like [that morning], because sometimes I pick out an out [the night before] and I look at it the next day and go “what was I thinking?” and I change the whole thing.


TQ: What is your favorite fashion item?

KS: Headbands and bows are definitely my favorite.