My name is Mikaela and I am an advertising major in Boston University’s College of Communication. A fun fact about me is I eat avocado toast basically everyday. One of the things I am most thankful for is fashion. I have used the things that I wear as a way to express who I am and how I feel for years. Fashion has been an outlet for me to let loose.
For the past 3 weeks, I have been touring the closets of fellow Boston University students, such as Margo Ghertner, Zoe Hawryluk, and Sophie Singer-Santoro and Bruna Giampietro. This week, I decided to ask myself the questions I asked my friends!
Here’s how it went!
How would you describe your style?
Mikaela: I really don’t know how I would describe my style! I think my style is constantly evolving as I change and continue to be inspired. I kind of wear whatever I am drawn to! For example, some days I want to feel like a woman from the French countryside living in Paris and other days I want to feel like a California surfer chick going to a rooftop party.
Who or what inspires your style?
Mikaela: Many things inspire me! It would be too hard for me to narrow it down. I’m mostly inspired by the weather and my mood. The weather in Boston has been a little gloomy so I’ve been trying to experiment more with colors and textures to add a little spice to my day.
Whose closet would you want to raid?
Mikaela: I would love to raid Camille Rowe’s or Leandra Medine’s closet. I love Camille Rowe’s style; I feel like she’s the definition of “effortlessly chic.” I am also obsessed with Leandra Medine’s style because I think she is quite bold in her choices, either in the details or an actual article of clothing, and still looks fashionable.
What is your favorite item?
Mikaela: My favorite item is my vintage Levi’s shorts. I hate pants! If I had the choice, I would wear shorts every day. I especially love these shorts because I feel like they are really unique, especially because of the mismatched pockets and how they have a worn look. Plus, they make your butt look really good!
What are three items you would save in a fire?
Mikaela: I think everything is replaceable, but if I had to choose I would pick Air Force 1 sneakers. They have become a staple in my closet and I pretty much wear them every day. I would also save my Saint Laurent Loulou Tapestry booties, mostly because they were such a deal. They were originally priced for $995 but I got them for $228! Lastly, I would probably save my Levi’s shorts just because I love them so much.
What is your favorite store?
Mikaela: I absolutely love Aritzia and And Other Stories. I think Aritzia has amazing staple items that you can build an outfit on, either up or down. Moreover, I think And Other Stories has a great mix of basic and statement pieces.
How do you choose what to wear everyday and for a night out?
Mikaela: My outfit for the day really depends on the weather and how I feel. Lately, I’ve been experimenting with color, especially red. It’s my favorite color! I rarely plan my outfits in advance– I usually put on whatever I am drawn to that day. For a night out, I typically gravitate towards black. Depending on where I am going, I will either throw on a leather jacket or just an oversized denim jacket. I also intensify my makeup by putting on winged eyeliner, a smoky eye, or a bold lip.
What is the best style advice you have?
Mikaela: When it comes to fashion and personal style, I think the best thing to remember is that you are dressing for yourself. Let you clothes be a reflection of who you are!
I hope enjoyed my reading about my closet and style. It definitely felt weird writing about myself. The one thing I hope you get out of this tour is to wear what you want because you are dressing for yourself!