Quad Style: Stacy Wang
Meet Stacy! She’s a third year Economics and English double major and Dougan scholar from New Jersey. On campus, she’s a member of Alpha Omicron Pi and plays violin in the University Symphony Orchestra. She loves playing music and has studied the violin for the past sixteen years of her life. She loves poetry, calligraphy, golfing, and is a foodie! An interesting fact about her is that she throws knives!
How would you describe your personal style?
I think I would definitely describe my personal style as sticking to the basics. I shop a lot less than I would like to, and having those more timeless pieces that won’t cycle in and out with various trends is a big plus. I like single, solid colors with a little bit of flare thrown in on the design or texture because it makes it easy to utilize my whole closet and try lots of different combinations of outfits.
Where do you find style inspiration?
Actually, a lot of my style is influenced by my friends. The people in my life are so important to me and I think that being surrounded by such incredible, inspiration individuals really makes a difference in the way I present myself and my perspective on everything, especially fashion.
What are your favorite places to shop?
A lot of my clothes are from Zara, Guess, Banana Republic, and Express, which is pretty basic, but it’s easy to find nice clothes that really fit into my closet.
Do you have any fashion regrets?
Luckily, I don’t have any real fashion regrets, but I do wish I started exploring fashion earlier than I did. I tend to be a little risk averse when it comes to wearing something new and outrageous but especially after the MODA fashion shows where everyone goes all out, I’ve seen how much fun it can be. And why not have fun in everyday life?
What’s your relationship to fashion and how has it changed over time?
I definitely used to see clothing as being primarily functional, and trying to discover how to express myself through fashion has been a work in progress. There’s so much more to clothing than just looking good or being on trend, and I’m just beginning to understand and apply that.
Before, I would use fashion as the easiest way to fit in, whenever I got to a new place. But now, I think that fashion [can be used] to set yourself apart, to stand out. My relationship to fashion has evolved to a point where I see it as a supplemental source of confidence. Wearing something new or putting thought into the clothing choices I make really changes the way I carry myself and how I experience the day.
All images courtesy of Justin Pan.