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Fashion First With Kat Courson

You don’t have to be a famous Instagram fashionista to know a thing or two about good fashion. In fact, just by looking around you, you can notice a good fashion trend from a bad one pretty quickly.

And, in part, that’s how you decide your wardrobe too. It’s taking your own personal style preferences and combining them with what you see around you. So who better to dish out fashion advice than one of your fellow fashion forward students?

So that’s what we are doing.

Kat Courson is senior studying marketing as well as fashion and retail studies. Oh, and she happens to have a killer fashion sense.

What’s the one article of clothing you love to wear that your significant other hates?

My boyfriend actually really likes my style, which is interesting because I think most boys do think I can be a little fashion forward. I don’t think he would really even say if he did hate something, but I do know a lot of my guy friends hate my mules.

What’s the difference between your going to class outfit compared to your going out outfit?

Everything! I wear joggers to class every day. I try to put in a little effort so I’m not a complete slob, but it’s definitely casual. I spend a lot of money on comfortable sweatshirts that are also nice. I get a lot of them from Zara, which interestingly enough, is where I get a lot of clothes I wear when I go out. I usually wear girlfriend jeans and a leather jacket for a night out, but I’m currently writing an article for an Ohio State fashion blog about other things to wear when you’re out. I find that girls wear a lot of the same things, and I try to stand out a little if I can.

What’s the worst fashion trend you’ve seen on campus this year?

There really isn’t anything that I hate in fashion if I’m being completely honest. I love that so many styles are acceptable this day and age. A 100 years ago there were dress codes for men and women, and we all dressed alike. Now, you can really learn so much about a person by the way they present themselves, and fast fashion makes the same styles accessible to everyone. So I guess if I had to pick something, I would say that I dislike when girls dress alike when they go out—you know, the ripped black skinny jeans and the black bodysuit. But it’s easy, comfortable, and really, to each their own.

What was the last compliment you received on your style?

I get the “only you could pull that off” a lot. I’m still trying to figure out if people mean it as a compliment or not! I like to stand out a little, so I like to hear it.

Can you give us style advice in six words or less?

Be confident. Go for it.

Give us three places you love to shop (IRL or online)

Zara, Bershka (Zara’s sister company), and ASOS

What’s your go-to piece for going out?

My ripped girlfriend jeans! I like to dress my outfits down a little bit with them. I can pair them with a dressy top or a leather jacket if I’m trying to make the ensemble a little edgy.

How comfortable is too comfortable for what you wear to class?

I don’t really judge! I think it’s more important that your clothes are clean. When I first came to college I couldn’t believe the stuff people wore to class, but as a senior with two jobs and as a member in a few organizations, it’s hard to take the time to pick out an outfit. I think hygiene is the most important when you go to class. I definitely it’s acceptable to wear a sweatshirt and sweatpants/leggings to class, but I think too comfortable is when you look like you just rolled out of bed.

Tell us about one outfit you remember thinking was “the shit” but it turned out to be …  shit.

It was actually recently. I wore a midi sweater dress with a black leather corset belt, and it didn’t look at all how I thought it would. That’s what I think is hard about online shopping – some items look completely different on the model in the picture, and returns are such a nuisance

If you could wave a magic wand over your wardrobe, what’s one thing you would change?

I would triple the size of my closet for sure. If I could afford to buy something new for myself every week, I would.


Know of trend setting fashionista on campus? Do you know the next big fashion trend? Looking to be featured in the magazine or online? Drop us a line at [email protected]!

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