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How I Styled My Chill Darty Look (Borg Not Included)

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 Julia Heming, a senior at Stony Brook University, who’s all about feminine looks.

Name: Julia Heming, 21

Year: Senior

School: Stony Brook University

Where do you live? Off campus in a house

These responses have been edited and condensed for clarity.

The Closet Check

I have a mix of dressers and a closet in my room. In my closet, I have lots of organizers to keep folded items or shirts, and obviously protect all my beautiful bags. I also keep a shoe organizer next to my closet to keep everything organized while keeping the germs from my shoes off my clothes.

I moved in with my boyfriend, who actually has a ton of clothes too, so I took over the guest room and kind of turned it into my dressing room! It’s the perfect place to sit and drink my hot lemon water every morning while I plan outfits. The lighting is perfect in there, and it’s a space I find a lot of peace in.

Creating The Fits

It depends on a ton of things: my plans, my mood, the weather. I usually plan outfits the night before, so I can lay everything out. I love leaning into femininity, so when I can wear a dress or a skirt, I almost always do. I am also in love with cream sweaters — I have at least 10 and they are all the same shade, but something is different about each one and I love them all. When I’m getting dressed, I always look for something that is comfortable and cozy, because I’m the kind of person who is always freezing. The biggest thing for me is always that I feel confident, even if I’m just in jeans or a basic matching set.

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What I’d Wear To: Class

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This is literally my favorite outfit. It’s so simple but makes me so happy. It’s just a pair of ripped black mom jeans and this cute cropped cream sweater. I always wear it with my tan platform converse, which are totally covered in tiny embroidered flowers. Then, I add on all my favorite gold rings and a dainty little pearl necklace.

What I’d Wear To: An Internship Interview

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For interviews, I style my Abercrombie & Fitch trousers styled a little more business casual than I usually do. I love wearing them with this cropped cream cardigan from 7 For All Mankind (it’s actually part of a set with a midi dress) and my favorite converse. I will be wearing all my favorite gold jewelry, and a gold bracelet from Little Words Project that says “Manifest” for some positive energy. Obvi, the camel-colored look needed an iced latte, and I will definitely reward myself with that after crushing the interview.

What I’d Wear To: A Darty

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This is my fave darty outfit because its super comfy but still on trend. The corset top makes it easy to take this look from darty to a night out, and the jeans add that chill vibe of a darty. I’d add my go to black chucks and grab a neutral flannel in case I need an extra layer. Hand me a borg, this outfit is darty ready!

What I’d Wear To: A Date Night

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For date nights, I definitely love to lean into sensuality a little bit, so this lace and satin slip skirt from Victoria’s Secret is a go-to. I style it with a plain black bodysuit or a satin top, and add my favorite leather jacket for a touch of masculinity in this feminine look. I think scents are sometimes even more important than the look for date, so I’ll have perfume on my wrists and inner thighs a la Eli Rallo.

Julia is a national writer for Her Campus. While she writes for all verticals, her focus is the wellness section, bringing you everything you need to know about relationships, astrology, and the best ways to get down and dirty. Julia is a grad student at Syracuse University where she studies communications. She is a graduate of Stony Brook University, where she studied journalism with a minor in women's studies. During her time at SBU, she was a VS PINK campus rep, and an active member of Her Campus @ SBU. When she isn't writing, you can find Julia reading a smutty romance novel, hitting up her local crystal shop, or thrifting with an iced oat milk latte in hand. She's a Capricorn (but you probably already knew that) and a practicing yogi.