Dress to represent yourself, impress

Olivia Rajska

Mayra Andrade, senior fashion merchandising major, is working her own style this season.

She is wearing a cream fur vest from H&M, a black, long sleeve v-neck from Target with a light pink sequined Express tank layered over it, black skinny jeans from Forever 21 and brown boots from Kohl’s.

For Andrade’s accessories, she wears pearl bracelets from Charlotte Russe and a vintage Dockers cross-body bag. The bag is the perfect size to hold her notebook and book for class.

Andrade said she loves vintage with a touch of glamour. Instead of following all the latest trends, she likes to incorporate looks from the past and make them her own. Some current trends she has tried are riding boots, sequins, fur, pastels and colored pants, like maroon. For winter trends, Andrade prefers a red coat with a cream headband and fashion scarf.

Along with her clothing and accessories, Andrade dresses up her look with her hair and makeup.

Her hair is slightly curled, inspired by Victoria’s Secret models’ hair. She curled her hair and then loosened the curls by running her fingers through them.

Andrade also tried a smoky eye look by following black eyeshadow from the lash line to the outer corner of her eye.

Both are chic hair and makeup ideas. Makeup helps emphasize the tone of the outfit and, in this case, Andrade was showing off her style with glamorous hair and makeup to match.

Andrade shows that putting in a little effort to your look can make a difference. Even if you don’t feel like dressing up all the way, fixing your hair and makeup can make you look more put-together and ready for the day. Men can also fix their hair to seem more approachable.

Dress to represent yourself at your best. You never know who you will meet and where the day will take you.