Fashion Friday: Kennedy Posey ’17
This week, WSS interviews Kennedy Posey '17 about her contemporary and chic fashion style.
March 31, 2017
WSS: When did you start being interested in fashion?
Kennedy Posey ‘17: Ever since I was really little, I have always been interested in fashion. I actually wanted to be a fashion designer when I was really young. I used to draw little pictures of outfits in little booklets. I still have them, actually. I used to do that all the time, but I wasn’t actually really fashionable, until recently. My parents are really into fashion, so it’s just been something I’ve always had an interest in.
WSS: What are your favorite stores to shop at?
KP: My favorite stores are definitely Forever21 and Urban Outfitters. Forever21 is really inexpensive in terms of clothing. I think they have some really cool stuff and they have a lot of it, so I’m able to find things of all different trends, like some grunge stuff and some newer stuff. Urban Outfitters has really high-quality clothes and I think they have some stuff that’s a little more modern. I just love those two stores so much.
WSS: Do you look up to anyone for fashion inspiration?
KP: I look up to Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson because they have the coolest street style ever, and I love them.
WSS: What is your favorite item of clothing that you own?
KP: Probably my denim jacket that my dad painted in the 90’s. It’s really big and it has a picture of some Egyptian queen — I don’t know who it is — but it’s so cool. He made it and that’s unique and you’re never going to have something like that.
WSS: What’s your favorite type of clothing?
KP: Right now, I think it’s flowy shorts and skirts, for sure. You can play a lot with patterns and that’s something that you can’t really do with shirts as much, so yeah, definitely skirts and shorts right now.
WSS: What’s one current fashion trend you do not like?
KP: Stripes. 100% stripes. I hate them so much. I will never wear stripes. And that’s a ‘thing’ that’s been on New York Fashion Week. They’re like ‘oh, stripes are going to be hot in 2017’ and I’m like, ‘I think the heck not’.
WSS: What’s one current fashion trend you do like?
KP: 90’s. Love it. I love it so much. I think they’re so cool and I think it gives you an opportunity to play around with so many different things.
WSS: What’s your go-to outfit?
KP: My go-to outfit is definitely a romper and a sweatshirt or sweater. It’s really casual and it looks put together, but it took two seconds to throw it on and it’s really comfortable.
WSS: You talked about how you like jewelry, but do you consider it everyday?
KP: Oh yeah. 100%. I definitely consider jewelry everyday, because I think it’ll just add a pop of color, another pop of texture that you might not have in your normal outfit, and I think it’s really fun. [For example], I have too many chokers and too many necklaces and it’s ridiculous.
WSS: Do you online shop or shop in-store?
KP: I love online shopping. For Urban Outfitters, we don’t have it in state, so I go online for that. And sometimes I just look up things on Etsy or Amazon.
WSS: What’s your favorite clothing item you purchased recently?
KP: My pink suede shoes from Urban Outfitters. They’re just so fun and they’re so comfortable. I haven’t seen them around much – I’m hoping to make a new trend.
WSS: How has your style evolved?
KP: My style has evolved so much. Freshman year, I wore a lot of tie dye and animal print, I’d say a ‘stoner’ style. Sophomore year was a little more Bohemian with a lot of floral prints, which I still love [today]. Last year and this year, it’s definitely been a lot more trendier [by] playing around with patterns. I think [my style is] more put together [now because it] used to be really casual, but I dress up a lot more now.
WSS: What does fashion mean to you?
KP: Fashion is just another form of art. I think it’s a cool way to express yourself and just have fun and play with different trends. It shows you who you are.