Name: Joey J.
Age: 26
Major: Graduate student in the MBA program for sustainable business practices
Hometown: Cottonwood, Arizona
What would you say your “everyday style” is? I would have to say “punk rock hustle.” I basically became a punk rocker when I was 14. I really stuck by the style for a while. I was always that “punk rock guy with the patches,” and [there were] a lot of outward statements of identity. I really dove in and became a part of the scene when I was younger.
What does the word “confidence” mean to you? Confidence is waking up in the morning and knowing where I’m going. Every night, I set out a schedule for myself with both short and long-term plans. Then I write out a paper schedule for myself that goes through my day with all my obligations, such as school, projects and work. Making time for myself is something I don’t often do. Confidence for me is really being where I need to be, when I’m there.
Left: “Lady Silence.” The small dot towards the bottom was given to Joey by his recently deceased Lolo (grandfather). Out of over thirty tattoos, this one is his favorite. Middle: “Jean Valjean.” Right: “Lady Flight.”
In what ways do you feel like you “rebel against” what society wants you to wear? I’m in a MBA business program. When I showed up on my first day at my internship over the summer, I wore brown dress pants; a tan, collared shirt; and a green tie. One way you could put that is “Joe, you don’t know how to dress professionally!” I go to school/work, and I just wear what I want to wear, and I make myself professional.
What are your thoughts on allowing tattoos in the workplace? I think of it in terms of branding. Are your tattoos on brand with the business? If you work at Voodoo Doughnut or an underground restaurant, then you can expect tattoos will be there. If you work at a bank, you don’t expect someone to be heavily tattooed. It’s really interesting that way, but people dress according to the expectations that are set by different environments.
Joey attached a binder clip to his brown Pendleton button-up. Binder clips are an essential part of his wardrobe, as he uses them to organize pretty much everything. 
What is your response to the stigma that tattoos are “unprofessional?” I view tattoos as timeless. It’s something that humans have always done. It’s a statement of identity to belong with a certain group. If you take that into the workplace, it’s important to recognize that when you have a tattoo, you are identifying yourself as a certain type of person. When you work in some types of jobs — such as a law firm — there’s a certain professionalism to being a lawyer that really goes beyond individualism. If you’re making the decision to get a certain style of tattoo that is unprofessional, then maybe you shouldn’t be pursuing a professional career. I recognize that being tattooed adds that level of identification. I’m not the guy with the hand or the neck tattoo because that guy is identified in a certain way. I can always button my collar and roll down my sleeves. It’s not about being anonymous, it’s about being an average person.
How do your tattoos represent you? There is the idea that your body is your temple and you should not tattoo on it. I am of the opinion that your body is your temple and you can write on it. You can write on the walls of your temple and actually communicate with the world and universe around you.
Joey’s belt buckle is from the 1977 National Rodeo Finals. His great uncle Bob collects buckles from different rodeos and gave this one to him. 
What aspects of your life are reflected in your style? I would say definitely my personal history. Being involved in punk rock and underground music as a kid really shines through. With tattooing, I’ve chosen American traditional style, which I think says a lot about who I am and where I’ve been in life.
How many tattoos do you have? Something like 36? I always wanted at least 30 tattoos. Once I got there, I couldn’t keep count. I sometimes forget about some!
“Hope in Death.”
What inspired your first tattoo? My first tattoo was simply the words “be good.” It was about trying to transcend who I was and become a better person, but almost dictatorially so. It felt more like “do this,” versus my later tattoos which mean “be who you are.” I’ve since gotten it covered up. I got in a lot of trouble as a kid and got kicked out of high school but always had great grades. I got to college, and I really wanted to “straighten out” and be a good person. That is why my first tattoo was “be good.” Kids are kids. Kids will do what they do. All of that is benign and not representative of who I am today. That’s why I covered up my first tattoo.
Do you have a favorite tattoo? If so, which one? My favorite tattoo is the small dot on my arm from my Lolo, my recently deceased grandfather. He gave me this dot. When I heard he was diagnosed with cancer, I flew to visit him and brought tattoo needles with me. I sat with my Lolo and said, “You’ve seen me in my ups and downs, and I know you don’t agree with my tattoos, but I was wondering if you’d give me a tattoo.” His response was, “You know what? Why the hell not!”
Making to-do lists and staying organized are crucial parts of Joey’s day. His wallet is simply a giant binder clip. 
What developed your interest in your major? It was the idea that business can be a force for positive change. We always characterize business as being self-serving — and it is. We characterize business as being destructive — and it is. But, if we change the lens of how an economy functions or how resources function or what the actual value of certain things are (forest products, fossil fuels, water, etc.), then we can approach some type of ecological balance that will actively heal the damage we’ve done to the earth.
Words and photos, Hannah Neill,


Sierra C.

Major: Environmental Science and Biology

Year: Senior

Hometown: Hilo, Hawaii


What inspired your outfit today? Well my first thought when I get ready in the morning is “Do I have clean clothes?” With the weather being in the 50s in the morning and warmer later in the day, I just was thinking about how I can layer.

What was the transition from Hawaii to Oregon like? Honestly when it’s cold, I wear as many sweats and sweaters as I can put on. I don’t really explore fashion until the sun comes out. In the winter, I just try to get from point A to point B and stay as warm as I can.


Her trusty Tevas finish the look.

What made you want to study environmental studies? Well I’m really into conservation, and environmental science has a lot to do with ecological work and conservation. I’m vegan, so I don’t wear any leather products or if I do own any, they’re from before I became vegan. I’m not going to get rid of them because that’s also not sustainable. More relating to style, fast fashion is not sustainable. I think that fast fashion is kind of a hard thing to solve because it has to do with your economic influence, and a lot of people are going to want what’s affordable.

What made you want to become vegan, and what was the process like? Well I was vegetarian for two years, and after that I transitioned into veganism. It was a long transition of researching and becoming more aware, not only why you should become vegan but how to do it and still be healthy. It takes a lot of work because it’s really easy to become malnourished.


Her backpack is functional enough for rainy Oregon weather and for adventuring.

What do you normally wear on a day-to-day basis? If it’s warm, I like to wear really flowy dresses, I really love Urban Outfitters. I have these blue pants that I got from Thailand, and they’re really baggy, and some might even say they’re ugly, but I love them. I also love to wear my Tevas.

What was Thailand like? I was there over winter break for a month. I went from northern Thailand all the way to the islands and just explored a bunch. Going as a white woman was a really interesting experience because American women are idolized there, and they’re usually just seen as like sexual entities.

What was that like? It was very strange for it to be culturally acceptable to openly stare at me. It was a wakeup call seeing how differently women are treated there. Regardless if I was with a man or not, it was openly okay to stare at western women you don’t know, which is really interesting.


Sierra gravitates towards flowy silhouettes, like this printed top, because they are the most comfortable to her.

Did you notice any differences in style when you were in Thailand? Well I think because it’s a third world country, fashion isn’t really a priority, so the main focuses are comfortability and durability. You would see a lot of western women on the beach wearing a lot of Free People or Urban Outfitters or stuff that’s really trendy and Instagram-worthy.


Words and Photos by Brooke Harman, @brooke_harman



Name: Patrick G.
Major: Business Marketing
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Vancouver, Washington
Patrick sports a  Patagonia flannel and a Ralph Lauren T-shirt.
What do you love most about your lifestyle? I think I’m a pretty easygoing person, which really helps with meeting new people and connecting really quickly with them. I like being able to share a passion with like-minded people who love the outdoors. It always brings a smile to my face.
What is in your backpack? My backpack is a Patagonia 60-liter backpack/duffel bag. What I bring depends on the adventure. If it’s at a waterfall, I’ll pack more water gear. For example, I would bring Tevas, a dry bag to keep anything that can’t get wet in and a poncho just in case. When it gets a bit cold out, I’ve got my Columbia Jacket, which is one of my favorites. My mom bought it for me when I was in sixth grade, and I still use it! It’s been on a lot of adventures. I keep anything you could possibly need for any situation in my backpack. This includes: Counter-Assault Bear Deterrent, a tarp, a hatchet my grandpa gave me, Planter’s trail mix, Nugo bars, Nature Valley bars, beef jerky, Meals Ready to Eat, a fire starter kit, three pocketknife multitools, my Nikon D3300, Mechanix gloves, an Eno hammock, a Princeton Tech headlamp, Bicycle playing cards and a Hydro Flask.
No backpack is complete without a plethora of carabiners! Patrick uses them to attach gear (such as his red Hydro Flask water bottle) to his Patagonia bag.
What inspires you to go outside? My father inspires me. He’s a wildlife biologist who surveys spotted owls and endangered species. I used to go on trips with him out into the woods at night to find owls. He took me fishing when I was in preschool, and ever since, it’s been a thing that we do together. He’s the one that really pushed me to get outside.
How does the way you dress influence your lifestyle? It depends on the adventure. If I’m doing a medium difficulty hike, I’ll wear more casual dress like my 14th and Union boots and a T-shirt for Weekend Tee, which I’m actually an ambassador for, as well as jeans. If I’m backpacking. I’m wearing Keen boots, North Face lightweight breathable pants and a lightweight flannel from Columbia. For my everyday style, I wear Vans high tops, khakis, and a plain T-shirt.
Patrick loves watches, and his favorite is his blue and white striped Debon. Always by Patrick’s side, his Nikon D3300 camera is his prized possession.
What’s the most memorable adventure you’ve ever been on? My most memorable trip was going to Falls Creek Falls in Washington. My friends and I thought we could get to the falls pretty fast after a blizzard hit. We thought it would take us an hour to do the whole trip, which would give us time to leave before the next blizzard hit. We were wrong. It was three miles to get to the trailhead, and once we got there, it was 1:00 p.m. This was when we had to make the decision on whether to turn back or keep going. We were extremely underprepared but decided to keep going anyways! We made it to the falls an hour later and hung out there for 30 minutes. The weather forecast said that a blizzard would hit around 2:00 p.m, and you bet it did. All three of us felt like we were in “The Revenant.” We could barely see where we were going, the wind and snow just pelted our faces. We found one pair of snowshoes buried in the snow on the way there and just took turns using those. Keep in mind we were walking through knee-deep snow with no visibility. We told our parents we’d be back by 2:00 p.m, and the light started escaping from us. We ended up getting back by 4:00 p.m. It took us forever to walk through the snow, we just sunk with every step. I was the only one who brought water. Between the three of us, we had half a power bar and a Nugo bar, both of which were frozen. So to sum up the story, if you aren’t prepared enough and you have a gut feeling, stick with it and save the adventure for another day!
Patrick tips his hat, a souvenir from his spring break road trip to San Fransisco.
What is one gear item you can’t live without? I guess it has to be my camera. I’m always the one that documents the journeys of my friends and me. A camera has been by my side since 5th grade.
What are some local hikes you’d recommend to people in the Eugene area? Spencer’s Butte and Mount Pisgah are awesome. If you have a car and a day, check out Proxy Falls or Silver Falls State Park.
Do you meet a lot of new people because of your outdoor lifestyle? Instead of going to a lot of parties, you bump into a lot of people being able to go on a lot of hikes and take photos. These sometimes turn into friendships and business. It’s a lot of fun. It’s like going to a party and meeting people but out in the wilderness.
Patrick sports his favorite 14th and Union boots, scuffed up from his various adventures.
How long have you been into photography for? I have been seriously into photography for about two and a half years now. I mainly started out with video back in 5th grade doing stop motion animation with lLegos. By 6th grade, I started downhill skateboarding, which got me into filming. That eventually shifted into doing more photography too.
Who got you into photography? My father got me into photography. I got a camcorder in 5th grade which sparked my creativity to get my first point and shoot camera. I always wanted to be like my father, since he has been doing photography for so long. We’d go on hikes together and I would learn a lot from him.
Many photographers like to say they have a specific “style.” What’s yours? My style is “lifestyle” photography. Although, most people know me for my videos before I got into photography two and a half years ago.
Patrick carries anything he could possibly need in his Patagonia bag.
What challenges in photography do you often face? It’s hard when people ask for a photo shoot and expect it to be free. I’ll tell them my prices, and they just back out of asking and stop responding. I just want people to understand that I cannot just work for free. Another challenge I face is finding new and interesting poses for my subjects to do.
What are some ways you can continue to grow as a photographer? Some ways I can keep growing as a photographer are to keep traveling and making more friends along the way. I like to go on hikes or road trips, and if I see someone with a camera, I’ll usually go up to them and start a conversation. I love meeting new people so I can learn new tips and tricks from them. Everyone has a different style they specialize in, and it’s fun to learn from them.
Words and photos, Hannah Neill,


Name: Hailey D.

Major: Business with a concentration in finance

Year: Senior

Hometown: Santa Barbara, California


She found her dress at a booth in London’s Camden neighborhood. She has loved Vincent van Gogh since her second grade class painted their version of “The Starry Night.”

What developed your interest in business? I don’t know if I really like it, but I guess it applies to everything. I really want to manage a music venue, so it applies to that .

Were there music venues growing up that stick out to you? My parents just moved to London, so I spent six weeks there last summer. There’s this venue by our house called the Roundhouse. It’s this really crazy venue, and on the outside, it says “Electrifying,” like “the Most Electrifying Experience.” I’ve never been to a concert there, but my parents went and said it’s amazing. I’ve always wanted to go back, and then I went to a bunch of small gigs and got really into music over the summer.

Is there a band that stuck out who you saw? Glass Animals. I got a little preview session before their album came out. They didn’t play. They just played a recording of the album, and then they answered questions. That was really cool.


She sports a trendy Herschel backpack. 

What would you want to have in a music venue you managed? I went to this really cool chapel over spring break. I went back to visit my parents, and this chapel had been turned into a music venue. I really like the stained glass and the big windows. I like that aspect, but I also like a community feel. I want it to be personal. I don’t want it to be impersonal and a huge mosh pit orgy. I want it to be a mosh pit orgy that’s personal.

How would you describe your personal style? I have no idea. I just really like dresses and really eccentric patterns. I guess I get to graduate and start to be somebody new. So I’m trying to move towards something more personal.

How do you think your style will change when you graduate? I think I’ll try to be more clean cut if I’m in a professional space, but I love sneakers and Vans.


She found her Dr. Martens brand new on the university’s Free and For Sale Facebook page.

Do you have any style icons? I’ve always wanted to dress like Effy Stonem from “Skins,” but I’ve never known how to dress like her. So I thought, “I’m just going to go do my own thing.”

Are you attracted to British fashion and culture? I just really like a European lifestyle. Everything is more minimal. You go to the grocery store and everything is small, and you can get small bags of flour. But then they care about what they look like outside. Not in a superficial way, but in a presentable way.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Hopefully not in the U.S. I’d love to become fluent in Spanish. None of my life goals align, but that’s just where I’m at.


Her mother knitted her cozy sweater, and her elephant necklace was a birthday gift.

Are you nervous to be graduating or excited for what’s ahead? Both.

Does the warmer weather affect your style? Yes. I love, love, love dresses. So I have another van Gogh dress actually from the same place. It’s blue also, but has white flowers, and it’s teal. I wear a lot of dresses when it gets warm.

Do you think you have been influenced by Oregon style? I think so a bit. I have this sweater that my mom made me, and it’s just huge and feels like a blanket when I’m wearing it. It’s sloppy, but I still think it’s cute. I kind of look like a bag. Someone told me I should go in a freezer today, and I said, “I’m full of my mom’s love.”

As you are so far from your parents, does wearing the clothes your mom made make you feel comfortable? Well, I don’t care about being that far away from them necessarily, but she’s just good at knitting. So it’s fun to watch what she can make. She made this [sweater] a long time ago when she was still figuring out how to knit better, and she now makes really amazing things. I have this bright red scarf that she made me that’s really long and fun to wrap around a bunch of times.


Words and photos by Hannah Steinkopf-Frank, @HSteinkopfFrank



Name: Taylor S.
Major: Human physiology
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Huntington Beach, California
How does your lifestyle affect how you dress? I live in active wear, mainly because I love feeling like at any time I can walk to the gym without having to change.
What is your favorite part about your style? My favorite part about my style is that I can put together a lot of simple and color coordinated outfits that complement my style. I like pieces that aren’t too bright and flashy, but still have cute accents, like the strappy bra I’m wearing.
What do you like most about exercising? My favorite part about exercising is how it can be an escape from anything going on in your life. If I’m sad or angry or stressed out over exams, I know that I can go to the gym and just forget about my issues for a little bit.
Do you feel that workout clothes empower you? Yes! Workout clothes empower me by making me feel confident. For me personally, I feel like workout clothes fit my body better than a dress or jeans would.
She sports Nike Air Max shoes.
What’s your favorite article of clothing? Probably my white Nike Air Max running shoes. Not only do they feel like you’re walking on a cloud but they’re also extremely stable. They give you a great foundation for any workout.
How many pairs of running shoes do you own? Six! I wear my Nike Free TR 6 shoes in white the most often. I have a thing for white running shoes! All my shoes are white.
How do you feel when you wear “normal” clothes? Wearing “normal” clothes is always a struggle for me. I’m not as comfortable throwing on jeans and a shirt as I am putting on leggings and a workout top. The only time I am confident wearing normal clothes is if it’s a special occasion and I’m able to find a new outfit that flatters the parts of my body I’ve been working on in the gym!
Her watch is the Nike Apple Watch Series 2 and her Claddagh ring is a promise ring given to her by her boyfriend. 
What’s your routine? I wake up at 6 a.m. every morning, not on purpose. I just naturally wake up at that time for some reason and have a cup of lemon water and half a cup of oatmeal. Then I make my way over to the gym and start with a 15 minute warmup run followed by a 30 minute body-weight circuit training. After my workout, I drink a half scoop of protein powder. Sometimes I work out twice a day, which is really bad.
Are there ways in which you conform to or rebel against what you think others want you to wear? I feel like a lot of girls that are fitness-focused feel like they have to look cute at the gym. I’m more of a “throw on a big T-shirt, put my hair in a bun and head to the gym.” I don’t feel like I have to look cute to workout.
A lot of people say they like to feel “comfortable” and “confident.” What do those words mean to you? Comfortable to me is something that I feel like I can lounge around the house in but also feel good about myself in. Confident goes hand-in-hand with comfortable: something I feel that flatters my body well and that I’m not nervous to wear in public.
The matching sports bra is also Lululemon. 
Do you have any advice for people who want to work out more, but can’t find any motivation to do so? Setting really small goals for yourself helps! If you haven’t worked out in a month, try working out once. Set little, achievable goals because once you start achieving those, it’ll just motivate you more to keep setting bigger goals for yourself!
Do you ever lose touch with your motivation? If so, how do you regain it? Of course I lose motivation! Everyone does. I think it’s a normal part of everybody’s fitness journey. I find myself losing motivation when I set goals that aren’t achievable. For instance, I’m not a big runner. I wanted to be able to run a 5k in under 30 minutes, and when I tried to do that, I failed (it took me 36 minutes!) After that, I didn’t try again and lost my motivation because I didn’t think that goal was achievable. To get back on track, I just have to set goals I know I can achieve within a month or two and keep reminding myself that it takes time to get stronger/faster/more in shape!
What do you want to do for a career? I want to be a physical therapist for children. Right now, I am pursuing a career in fitness training just to prepare for physical therapy.
Words and photos, Hannah Neill,


Name: Bethan T.
Major: Romance Languages (Spanish and French)
Year: Freshman 
Hometown: Portland, Oregon
 Bethan sports her favorite band tee and ripped black jeans 
What inspired your outfit today? Recently I’ve been inspired by “skate culture” in my fashion. I’ve been wearing my red high top Vans a lot, as well as this shirt that I got at the Growlers concert this past March and my black ripped jeans.
What drew you to your field of study? I have always had an affinity for language, and I’ve been studying Spanish since third grade. I enjoy the cultural connection you gain from foreign languages. I’m also fascinated by the breadth of literature that is opened up by it. It’s also just a great way to connect with other people.
Her red high top Vans sneakers stand out in the Oregon greenery.
What would you say your everyday style is? I would describe it as minimalistic and Scandinavian.  I like to pay homage to London street style. That translates to a monochrome palate and modern silhouettes, meaning I like to play with shapes and colors in my fashion.
When do you feel at your most confident? When I’m dressed to the nines in a party dress and heels!
Do you notice what others are wearing? If so, what do you notice? I’m always paying attention to what everybody else is wearing. I definitely pick up on trends that I see. If someone’s wearing an outfit I particularly like, I think how I can incorporate part of it into my own wardrobe.
Are there any clothing (or related) items that you have in multiple? I have a ton of black jeans and neutral colored tees. I also have a ton of hoop earrings, so many hoop earrings.
Is there any fashion trend that you love? I love silk camisoles with standard T-shirts. It’s a cool juxtaposition of textures.
Is there any fashion trend that you hate? I hate chokers. They’re not for me.
Have you noticed differences in how you dress since you started college? In high school, I was confined to a strict dress code, so in college I felt a lot more free to experiment with clothing and to flatter my body rather than trying to hide it.
 Her western-style belt is from Topshop.
If you had to wear the same outfit every day, what would you wear? A plain T-shirt, mom jeans, black Chelsea boots and hoop earrings.
Is there one piece in your wardrobe that stands out to you? I have a white button-up that I call my “Picasso shirt” because it has these linear faces on it. I got it for $9 at a thrift store. 
What do you plan to do for a career? I have no idea, but I want to incorporate languages, writing and women’s studies.
Words and photos, Hannah Neill,


Name: Haley E.

Major: Communications

Minor: Music

Year: Freshman

Hometown: Laguna Beach, California


Haley wears her favorite pin jacket, a T-shirt from Urban Outfitters and her “Portland pants.”
What inspired your outfit today? I found these pants in Portland, and I call them my “Portland pants” because they were in a little vintage shop in downtown Portland. I totally built this outfit around the pants.
What would you say your everyday style is? My friends dub me as a “downtown hipster,” like someone you’d find in a local coffee shop.
When do you feel at your most confident? When I’m wearing my black Dr. Martens and a leather jacket.
Are there any clothing item that you have in multiple? I have so many pairs of black jeans and SO MANY striped shirts. It’s ridiculous.
Is there any fashion trend that you hate? Crocs. Period.
Have you noticed differences in how you dress since you started college? Yes for sure. Sometimes I try to put together more mature outfits, especially for seeing professors or doing “adult things” like paying taxes or bills. I’ll look at my outfit and ask, “does this look like a high schooler or an adult?”
unnamed (1) Haley uses her favorite pin jacket as a way to subtly express herself and her views.
A lot of people say they like to feel “comfortable” and “confident.” What do those words mean to you? Not too tight or constricting, but something I know looks good on me. I have this perfect Goldilocks pair of red jeans, which aren’t too tight and aren’t too loose. I feel so confident because I know they look good.
Are there ways in which you conform to or rebel against what you think others want you to wear? I like to gender bend what I wear! I like being able to wear “men’s clothing” and still rock them when people want me to wear dresses. I’d rather wear men’s trousers because that’s what I’m comfortable in. It’s taken me a while to dress for myself and not what other people want me to wear. I wear clothes that I want to wear and not clothes that I’m “supposed” to wear. I feel more comfortable wearing clothes that are more “boyish.” I used to go along with the trends, but now I find myself escaping that!
If you had to wear the same outfit every day, what would you wear? Black skinny jeans, my Dr. [Martens], a black and white striped shirt and a jean jacket.
Is there one piece in your wardrobe that stands out to you? My pin jacket from a thrift store because it’s meaningful to me.
 These black Dr. Martens, which her best friend gave her for Christmas, are her favorite shoes.
What drew you to your field of study? I know that I want to work in the media and entertainment industry, I like connecting and communicating with people. Music is one of the most important things in my life, and I know I want to work in that industry because it’s the most intriguing to me. I can see myself doing it for the rest of my life.
Do you think your area of study influences how you dress? Yeah actually! I’m in the social sciences, and it’s more of a liberal area of study, especially right now. I don’t dress super “conservatively.”
What do you plan to do for a career? I would love to work in the music industry! I want to be a producer or an agent. I just know I want a record label. That would be the dream!
Who do you dress for? Myself. Completely. If I get dressed up, it’s because I like what I look like.
Do you prefer to always shop alone or with others? Why? Alone. Then it’s up to my own judgement what I really like, and I don’t feel rushed.
Words and photos, Hannah Neill,