If you don't know already, I am a full time student at Louisiana State University.
I spend a lot of time on campus. I'm also an avid people watcher, and because my major is apparel merchandising, it's naturally in me to notice people. And not only people, but what people choose to adorn their bodies. I agree 100% that clothing is more than just a way to cover up. You make a conscience decision to pick out what you wear. Why that shirt? Why jeans? Why THAT print? There are so many questions and so much psychology that goes into what you decide to spend money on and put on your body in the morning. It's completely fascinating to me.
On the other hand, I dislike when someone does something for the sake of "well, everyone else is doing it." Trends. Yes, I've clearly spoken my opinion on trends before, so I won't go into it again, but I'll just remind you that I'm not a fan of not being your own person.
There is a trend around my college campus and it's an unfortunate one in my opinion.
Most girls look as if they have literally woken up, rolled out of bed, and kept on rolling on to class.
I'm all for comfort! Don't get me wrong. I also don't despise a good t-shirt and gym shorts. And I don't necessarily disagree that class isn't a place for those to be worn, but I'm definitely against wearing it because everyone else is. Be your own person! Stand out! If you want to wear a t-shirt and shorts, wear them! But don't pick out that outfit just because you feel like you have to to fit in.
So in an desperate effort to prove that there still are individuals at LSU that try to stand out, I'm going to start featuring some stylish cuties on Odelma blog! This is by no means making fun, putting down, or telling you what you should or shouldn't wear. I'm here to celebrate individuality and those exceptional and rare girls that walk around campus and serve as inspiration to me, and other ladies out there. I'll tell you their name, give a little background info, and highlight their outfit and style.
I'm calling the series Le Tigre Fashionista. And because I always love a good meaning behind a name, here is why I chose this title. Louisiana, specifically Baton Rouge, is filled with French culture and history. The name, Baton Rouge, alone is french for "The Red Stick." From our cousine to our vocabulary, French influence was and still is very strong throughout our city and state.
Le Tigre is french for Tiger. LSU's mascot is none other than a tiger. And well, fashionista rhymes with "le tigre" (tee-gruh) and just puts a smile on my face. Voila!
Anyway, on to the first fashionista! I'm featuring two this week because it's our very first feature!! Meet Kelsi.
Major: English Lit.
What are you wearing?
Top: Forever 21
Belt: Thrift Store
Sandals: DSW Shoes
Favorite Shops: Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, and Forever 21.
How would you describe your style? "I go for the deals. I love pastels, florals, and spring."
You can find Kelsi on her tumblr, Kelsicakes.