Stu­dent style mix­ing tacky, grungy and chic, all in the name of push­ing bound­aries

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS | GOING OUT - Emma Fraser

Col­lege stu­dent Me­gan Rus­sel has a look you will re­mem­ber. She is brave with her style choices and isn’t afraid to push the fash­ion bound­aries. We had a chat with her about how to source a look like hers.

Tell us about your out­fit to­day?

I bought both the top and trousers in Ur­ban Out­fit­ters. I wear the denim trousers all the time, they al­ways tend to lend strik­ing qual­ity to any­thing I wear.

The turtle­neck washes me out be­cause I’m so pale but I love it! I bought the jacket for just ¤4 in a char­ity shop in Valen­tia, a lit­tle is­land off Kerry. I got the got the shoes from YRU and I ba­si­cally live in them. Slightly awk­ward to walk on the cob­ble­stones in but they’re def­i­nitely worth it.

They’re bril­liantly gothic so the con­trast so well with the yel­low and white.

How would you de­scribe your per­sonal style?

My style is very ver­sa­tile and re­flects my per­son­al­ity. I like to think that fash­ion is an art of unspoken word and acts as a lan­guage be­tween in­di­vid­u­als. It is a medium of self-ex­pres­sion. I am con­stantly ex­per­i­ment­ing with el­e­gant, tacky, ugly, chic and grunge styles as I de­velop.

What are you most look­ing for­ward to this sum­mer?

There is a sur­pris­ing amount of fash­ion shows that take place dur­ing the sum­mer.

One of them be­ing the Va­len­cia Fash­ion Show which I am hop­ing to draw in­spi­ra­tion from for fu­ture styling. Elec­tric Pic­nic is also a hub for in­sane out­fits and costumes which I can’t wait to see. Pho­to­graphs: Katie McLaugh­lin Robin­son

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