Senior Shows Off Eclectic Style

by, Lauren Schuster, Senior Writer

Today’s stylish Jasper is senior student Megan Carmody. Carmody is originally from Rumford, Rhode Island and is majoring in adolescent education with a concentration in English. 

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The Quadrangle: How would you describe your style?

Megan Carmody: I don’t think I could really describe my style. Not because it is particularly unique or anything, but because it really varies day to day. I don’t like to limit myself to following one “aesthetic” or “style.”

TQ: How have you noticed your style change as you’ve grown older?

MC: Yes, my style has changed a lot. But, I think that’s more due to the fact that I don’t have to wear a uniform anymore so I have more opportunity to wear something I think is fun or to try different looks out. Back then it was more about labels.

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

MC: Some outfits yes but mostly no. I tried to be preppy then and that is not a good look for me. The first thing I did upon graduating was dye my hair pink.

TQ: What are some of your favorite places to shop?

MC: My favorite places to shop are really anywhere. I think you can find something with potential in any store. But, I currently shop a lot at thrift stores, Dolls Kill, and classics like Urban Outfitters, and Forever 21.

TQ: Tell us where your outfit is from!

MC: My skirt is from a thrift store, my turtleneck and jacket are from Forever 21 and my hat is from a street fair.  There was a lady with a tent that was selling hats from the material she ripped off of old couches at her reupholstery shop. That’s one of my favorite things I own because I ended up at that tent for like an hour while she put different hats on me.

TQ: If you were given $1,000 to spend in one place, where would you spend it and why?

MC: I don’t think I could pick a single store but, I’d definitely spend it just on shoes. I think when wearing a simple outfit, the shoes make the whole thing.

TQ: How do you plan your outfits?

MC: I typically start with one thing I really want to wear and then build around that.  So for example with my outfit from the picture I chose the hat and then I looked for things in my closet that would compliment it. And I also do the same with shoes. I guess I’m more of an accessories first kind of girl.

TQ: Do you have a favorite piece of clothing?

MC: Yes. My Doc Marten Mary Janes. I wear them anytime I get the chance. Winter or summer, with pants or skirts, I even brought them to Ireland even though they took up half of the allowed weight for my suitcase.

TQ: Any tips on staying both comfy and cute in quarantine?

MC: My tips would be to wear whatever makes you happy right now! If you got a new pair of jeans and are excited about them, throw them on. You may not get to show them off to others but, anything to boost your mood in a time like this is worth it. Same thing with if you don’t want to change for three days. If that’s what makes you happy then that’s the look for you.