What inspired you to get interested in fashion and start Drip Club?
I guess my interest in fashion started right before I got to high school. I was looking for an outlet to express myself. I tried a lot of different things, and fashion was what interested me the most.
With Drip Club, I had the idea in junior year, but it was kind of an awkward year [to start it] with Covid. My friend Erin and I just decided to make [Drip Club] because we knew a lot of kids would be interested in it, and we hadn’t seen anything like it at City High yet.
How have you been keeping up-to-date with trends when fashion changes constantly?
I find Pinterest to be really useful. I feel like trends that get super popularized start on Pinterest. I use it a lot, and TikTok is also a common one for people.
Do you find any trends overrated or underrated?
Yeah, I feel like there definitely are some trends that are overrated, but it’s just a personal opinion, like what you [personally] like and don’t like.
What are some styles you like during the fall?
I feel like layering is really cool and important. Vests have been really popular, and I think that’s my favorite fall trend, whether it’s a sweater vest or just a button-up vest. And you can style [vests] in so many ways. Fall colors, like orange and emerald green, have been super popular recently, too.
Going into winter, what do you look forward to?
I really like layering again, like outerwear, because you can wear jackets, and coats, and then there’s a lot more room to accessorize when it comes to winter because of layering.
What’s your favorite accessory?
I always wear the same necklace. I guess that would be my favorite accessory. I like earrings, too. I feel like it’s good to have a staple like jewelry, it’s always a go-to.
What would you say is the most important thing that brings together an outfit?
I feel like the biggest one is just being comfortable in [what you’re wearing]. If you can wear an outfit confidently, it’s automatically a good outfit. And if you can just add a little something extra, whether that be like an accessory of any kind, that’s always a good way to amp an outfit up.
What advice would you give to those trying to find their style?
Find people whose styles you really like and that lines up with common things that you like on yourself, because if you feel confident in something, you’ll get really into it. Always wear what you’re comfortable in, don’t just try a new style because you think it’s cool. Make sure you like it on yourself.
How would you describe your own style?
That’s always a hard question for me. It really can vary but it’s really [what I feel like]. It really just depends on the week. Sometimes it can be a bit colorful, sometimes it’s a little dull.
Where do you find inspiration?
Music is a really big one for me, which may seem kind of off because it doesn’t directly relate to clothing. But if I’m into a certain type of music at a [point in] time, I’ll find myself basing what I wear around that because I feel like there’s an energy with it. I feel like for a lot of people, you can tell what kind of music they listen to by what they wear, and that’s really interesting.
What advice do you have for students?
If you’re interested in branching out your fashion, and you’re a little nervous about it, and you have outfits that you like on yourself, you should go for it. School can be a high-pressure situation to try out new styles, but wear them on the weekends or when you’re hanging out with your friends, and then you’ll just build up comfortability.