Love Your Style: Senior Cierra Jeffrey

Senior says 'Wear black and don’t be basic'

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“Love Your Style” is a new segment showcasing our fellow students’ style. For this story we chose senior Cierra Jeffrey whose style is based on her unique sense of clothes.

STYLE PORTFOLIO:

Something everyone should have in their closet: A long knit black oversized sweater.

What fashion trend are you into right now: I don’t really know what the trends are right now; I don’t follow that.

What trend are you over: The Uggs with the leggings, and the oversized Pink sweaters. I’m tired of Pink. There’s some people whose entire outfit is Pink and I’m tired of it.

LOOKBOOK:

Q: How would you describe your look?

A: I just wear what I like. I don’t really like colors, I like earth tones- blacks, grays, and neutral colors. I like stuff that’s different, for people to look at me and say, “What is she wearing?” because it means [they] don’t know where to get it.

Q: Do you have a favorite fashion magazine?

A: No. I’ve been through many stages and phases of trying to get my style right and I think I’ve finally got it in high school [as an upper classman]. I used to wear a lot of colors and neons and that was horrible. But I used to look on the internet at tumblr and really just started shopping online.

Q: Who is your fashion icon/inspiration?

A: Not really but Ciara is starting to dress really good nowadays.

Q: Describe your favorite outfit.

A: A lot of stuff I can’t wear because I’m tall, but if I could ever find the perfect pair of some old, light wash, high waist pants but a little baggy, a knitted crop top, and some cute platforms.

Q: What’s something no one should wear?

A: It’s not the things people wear, it’s the people who wear them.

Q: What is your go-to store?

A: Forever 21 is the go-to store. I hear a lot of people talk about it, they say it’s the basic girl  thing, but it’s really not. I also like H&M and then there’s a lot of dream stores like NastyGal and Asos. Then on Ebay I can find the same thing but cheaper, but then it will take a month for your stuff to come in.

Q: If you could go into anyone’s closet to take their clothes would you pick and why?

A: Even though I don’t think Rihanna can dress, people say she can, but she just puts things together and says it’s fashion and people agree because it’s Rihanna. I would still go into her closet because she has a lot of nice stuff it’s just how she wears it. Or Kylie [Jenner] because she can dress and I love her wardrobe.

Q: Who is your school fashion icon and why?

A: Actually there is this one girl who I think can dress so cute and she reminds me of a combination of me and her.

Q: What is fashion to you?

A: Expression. Putting on something, being adventurous, and not caring about what people think. If you get compliments that’s good but you are suppose dress for you anyways, that’s what I do.

Q: How did you get into fashion?

A: To be honest, I felt like I was tall and people were going to look at me anyways and I wanted to give them something that they will admire it. I wanted them to say “oh she is tall and can dress,” because it’s hard being tall. People don’t consider us when they make clothes.

Q: What fashion advice would you give to the student body?

A: Wear black and don’t be basic. To be honest 90 percent of your closet needs to be black. If you’re still wearing neons you need to throw it away or give it to your little sister because you’re in high school. And don’t overdo it. You don’t have to match [colors]. It’s not 2004 you don’t have to match exactly. And people still think black goes with everything. It doesn’t, it’s just a safe choice.

Q: Do you have a favorite fashion designer?

A: I don’t really have a favorite brand. I’ve seen some stuff but I don’t recall it.

Q: Do you plan on pursuing a job in fashion?

A: I used to think about it, but I can’t sew. I used to sketch stuff, but when I think about it, maybe when I’m settled in life and stable, because I feel like it’s more of a dream.

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