Chic Chicks: Look good, feel great

Zirconia Alleyne

There’s fashion, and there’s style. Trends change with the seasons, but fashion sense permeates through whatever the “it” thing is at the moment. In the words of French designer Yves Saint Laurent, “Fashions fade, style is eternal.”

With that being said, the purpose of this column is to give you the tips you need to be fabulous according to your personal style. Each Friday, we — the Chic Chicks — will not only let you know what’s trending, but how to make it your own. Let’s get acquainted.

I’m Zirconia Alleyne, a senior from Hopkinsville, and I’ve loved fashion ever since I knew it entailed more than just clothes. It includes shoes, handbags, accessories, hair, makeup and the list goes on. It’s an all-inclusive idea. I’m the style enthusiast rooting for you to throw on that fur boa or leather mini-skirt, as long as you’ve got the gusto to pull it off. Since I’m not an all-knowing fashion guru, I’ve pulled two other “chic chicks” to contribute to this column.

Monta Reinfelde is a junior from Liepaja, Latvia, who was also born a fashionista.

“When nobody was at home I secretly used to dress up in my mom’s highest heels, prettiest dresses and pretend I’m a model in a fashion show,” Reinfelde said.

Now, she’s addicted to fashion and lifestyle magazines with hopes to work for one in the near future.

“I believe fashion matters,” she said. “You don’t have to wait for special occasions to dress up. You can do it on a daily basis to make every day of your life feel special.”

Senior Amber Plunkett, of Clarksville, Tenn., adores fashion and style because it is so much more than an expression of one’s personality.

“I believe that clothing, be it fashion-forward or classic styles, outrageously expensive or budget-friendly, all have the ability to change a woman’s self- image for the better,” she said.

We all believe that if you look good, you feel good. We want to equip you with the knowledge of how to make hot-off-the-runway trends complement the body you have. Oscar Wilde said it best — “You can never be overdressed or over educated.”

Here’s our first suggestion to personalizing your inner chic chick:

When you have an 8 a.m. class, it’s easy to throw on those ratty sweatpants, a baggy T-shirt and flip-flops. Our advice — skip it. If you’re going for cute and comfy, throw on a loose maxi skirt, colorful cami and strappy sandals. It’s that same relaxing feel with an ounce more effort and a pinch of pizazz.