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4 Simple & Chic Looks I Created From My Closet At App State

In Her Campus’ series Closet Check, we’re getting a look inside the closet of a college student and learning all about how they put together their favorite outfits. In this piece, we talk to Madison Bailey, a senior at Appalachian State University, who’s all about simple, chic looks and likes to thrift pieces in the name of sustainability.

Name: Madison Bailey, 21

Year: Senior

School: Appalachian State University

Where do you live? Off campus in an apartment

These responses have been edited and condensed for clarity.

The Closet Check

I love all the space in my closet! Theres enough room for all of my winter coats, and enough room to store my summer clothing. I also have a large drawer chest that I store my clothes in, too. For accessories, I use a folding hanger beside my closet. When picking an outfit, I usually assess my mood in the morning and go from there. If I’m feeling lazy, I’ll throw on a comfier, more relaxed outfit. If I have a little more energy and more activities throughout the day, I’ll throw on something a little chicer. I tend to stick to an earthy color palette combined with soft, comfortable textures!

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I’d wear this turtle neck and trousers combo. The top and bottoms are from Abercrombie & Fitch, high quality, and I absolutely love them as staple pieces! I think a nice pair of structured trousers will make a good impression when you’re interviewing for a job or internship. I combined the outfit with a pair of brown, square-toed boots and my favorite Fossil watch to complete the look. I think an outfit like this is simple and chic, which is perfect if you’re meeting a potential employer for the first time.


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You can never go wrong with an all black outfit on game day. This look features a black corset top, black pleated skirt (both thrifted, besties), black converse, and vintage App State varsity jacket. I love rocking my school gear, so I tend to choose something with our logo when tailgating! For hair, I always choose something that won’t get on my nerves throughout the tailgate and game, and a simple slicked back pony is a great choice!

What I’d Wear To: Class

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I love to be comfortable when choosing an outfit to wear to class. In this look, I’m wearing a thrifted cream sweater and flared l.e.i jeans I thrifted. I paired the outfit with my favorite two-toned, high-top Converse! This outfit is perfect for layering — which means it’s perfect for Boone. There’s not a day that goes by at App State where I’m not adding and removing layers, so a simple sweater and jeans ‘fit works wonderfully!

What I’d Wear To: A House Party

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Choosing a house party outfit is always difficult for me, but I always tend to go for faux leathers and pull out my most interesting tops! In this look, I’m wearing my favorite thrifted multicolored tank. It has a ruched-like texture and is full of interesting shapes and colors — it’s always a conversation starter, so its perfect for a house party. For hair, I love to rock a braided pony because it keeps all of my hair back while looking chic! For the rest of the outfit, I’m sporting a simple black mini skirt with thrifted knee-high boots.

Madison Bailey

App State '23

Madison Bailey is a national writer at Her Campus Media focusing on all things style, beauty, and lifestyle. She works closely with the style and lifestyle verticals at Her Campus, including reviews, roundups, sustainable style, and pop-culture. After graduating from Appalachian State University in May 2023 where she was Campus Coordinator of Her Campus at App State, Madison has written for Teen Vogue, Modeliste Magazine, Global Garbs, and more. Her time as Head Writer for The Collective Magazine, Appalachian State’s fashion and culture magazine, sparked her passion for the exciting world of fashion. She is currently in marketing at Modeliste Magazine where she’s able to celebrate her favorite things; fashion, beauty, celebrities, influencer style, and travel. In her free time, you can find Madison soaking in all the beauty that the blue ridge mountains have to offer. Or, when she’s not writing, you can find her thrifting, sipping a raspberry matcha, or cooking her favorite vegan meals!