Quad Style: Sabrina Iddir
My name is Sabrina Iddir, I'm a second-year Statistics major on a pre-med track. I'm involved with ArtShould and MEDLIFE, I play violin in the University Symphony, and I work in a genomics lab on campus. I thoroughly enjoy art of all forms, with one of my biggest hobbies being oil painting mixed media portraits.
How would you describe your personal style?
I would call my personal style something along the lines of neutral minimalism, given that my outfits tend to include blacks, whites, and neutral colors, usually involving some sort of denim and/or boot (during any season). Walking into a store, I find myself most attracted to the basics -- I think I (unapologetically) own more staple white t-shirts than the average college student.
Where do you find style inspiration?
For style inspiration, I usually will come across some neatly-edited photo on Instagram or Pinterest that draws me in. Pop culture also plays a role in my style - I religiously watch the Kardashians (sorry), so I tend to catch on to their more mundane trends. I also adore the styles of Lauren Elizabeth and Orion Carloto, who I think most accurately depict the image I like to go for.
Where do you like to shop?
The sale section is a home to me. I cannot walk past a Zara without going in, with my other go-to places being Urban Outfitters, H&M, and Topshop. Thrifting is also a gem worth exploring, and a good portion of my clothing has come from thrift stores like Goodwill.
Do you have any fashion regrets?
I regret wearing shoes that I knew were too cheap for my own good - last quarter I had to walk about 8 blocks barefoot because my shoes broke after teaching with ArtShould at an elementary school. Other regrets may include anything I wore before my junior year of high school. For clarity purposes, socks and Birkenstocks are most definitely not a regret of mine.
What is your relationship with fashion? Has it changed over time?
I think fashion is an important part of me, and I find that if I don't feel 100% confident in what I step out wearing, my mood will instantly drop. That being said, I don't tend to wear elaborate outfits often, so a majority of the time I'll feel most comfortable in a t-shirt and jeans. I used to not care about fashion as much as I do now, which I think developed as I started to find my personal style during high school.
Why is fashion important to you?
Fashion is important to me because it allows me to outwardly express how I'm feeling at the moment. It also gives me one less thing to worry about. Being a student comes with plenty of obligations and stresses, but if I enjoy what I'm wearing that day the stress feels diminished. Sometimes a mock-neck or a matte lip is enough to keep me from losing it over a midterm.
All images courtesy of Yamini Nambimadom. Check out her portfolio on Instagram