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.
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.