BY YUWA VOSPER
While walking on LSU’S campus, I spotted Erin Fell studying in the quad enjoying the warm weather. Her ensemble was not the usual look of the student body. She had on an all-black ensemble that looked beautiful in the wind. To punctuate her look, Erin wore a floppy hat. Even though her ensemble was all black, she still looked cool, confident, and fresh for spring. Erin tells readers about her eclectic personal style.
DIG: How would you describe your personal style?
Erin Fell: I’d say my style is pretty eclectic. I’ve loved dressing up since I was little and my favorite part of getting dressed is layering and mixing the old with the new. I like to play with volume and mix old family pieces with new things that I find. I have a bunch of my great grandmother’s hats that I recently found and am super excited to wear! And I wear my grandmother’s watch from 1943, my mom’s belts from the ‘80s, my dad’s sweaters from the ‘70s, etc. I love flea markets and second hand stores because you can find interesting one-of-a-kind pieces.
DIG: What is a closet staple that you cannot live without?
EF: My wedges! I love wearing a little heel because they make me walk a little straighter and give me a little pizazz.
DIG: What do you put on when you want to make an impact?
EF: A little black dress goes a long way. I have one or two dresses that have an interesting cut and shape that are great standout pieces. And hats, hats galore! People on campus don’t usually wear big floppy hats, so I like wearing them as a sort of everyday trademark.
DIG: Who do you look to for style inspiration?
EF: I’m really lucky to have plenty of fashionable ladies in my life to look to for inspiration. My great grandmother and grandmother both had classic styles with clean lines and great hats. My mom is great with color and texture, and my boss has a great bohemian flair. I look to all these fabulous ladies for inspiration.
DIG: What are some trends or garments you are looking forward to wearing this spring?
EF: I don’t usually make a conscious effort to follow trends. I just collect things as I find them and wear them forever. I’ve had some pieces that I’ve worn for over five or six years, through all kinds of trends, and it doesn’t really matter if they fit exactly with what’s going on in the fashion market.