What would you say your everyday style is? My style varies every day depending on my mood. It is very eclectic, as sometimes I look more preppy or more alternative on other days.
What are some rules you follow when you get dressed? Make sure you’re comfortable both physically and mentally. Confidence, in my opinion, is what makes your outfit look good, and if you seem uncomfortable with either how it feels or how it looks, it is obvious!
What is your favorite piece of clothing you own? I have this jacket that my mum got at a tourist shop in Whistler about 10 years ago that has moose patterns on it. We have the pattern in blankets too. It’s super cozy.
Is there any fashion trend that you love? Turtlenecks and ’90s grunge.
If you were a cartoon character, what would be your everyday outfit? Black tights, black dress and purple Dr Martens.
Is there a TV show or movie you would like to have the clothing from? Any of Audrey Hepburn’s outfits in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” I love her style!
Do you notice what others are wearing? If so, what do you notice? I’ve recently piqued an interest in sneakers. I do notice what other people are wearing, but nothing really sticks out to me unless it’s something unique. UO is such an athletic campus, and it really bothers me how people just wear gym clothes every day, so I really appreciate it when people wear actual clothes.
Was there a point in your life when your style changed dramatically? My junior year of high school I started branching out from social norms and experimenting. Then finally once I came to university where I no longer had to wear a uniform five days a week, I was finally allowed to further develop my stylistic evolution.
Are there ways in which you conform to or rebel against what you think others want you to wear? I think I rebel because I don’t normally wear tight clothing and super provocative outfits, and even when people question what I’m wearing, I tend to not care.
Do you think you fit in with the Pacific Northwest style? I think I do and don’t. I am definitely not as posh or manicured as I find people on the East Coast are, but I don’t think I dress as comfortable as most people from the Pacific Northwest.
What do you plan to do for a career? Hopefully, something within the professional athletics field, preferably the NFL or NBA. That could be public relations or sports broadcasting. As a female, it is a pretty ambitious goal, but I feel like we need stronger female representation within the sports entertainment industry. If I end up in PR for the NFL as a whole or even a team, I would really like to help implement more discipline for players who commit domestic abuse.
Do you think your area of study influences how you dress? Not particularly. I want to be a sports broadcaster, yet I don’t dress formally like an anchor all the time, and I rarely wear athletic apparel unless I’m going to the gym. I think that may be a problem because I do not dress like the stereotype, and that may turn potential employers away from me because they are specifically looking for that one type of woman.
Words and photos by Alie Williams, @aliewilliams