Street Style: Shaina Green
This week, I had the pleasure of chatting with Georgia State University student and senior Exercise Science major, Shaina Green, about her clothing choices and how she manages to put a quirky, individualistic spin on the latest urban trends. Check out the highlights of our conversation below!
Pyramid Atlanta: Tell me about what you’re wearing today.
Photo by Mary Elizabeth Schurrer
Shaina Green: This transparent black and white blouse is from Express, and I have a black tank underneath it – because, ladies, nobody wants to see your goodies! These gray leggings are from Victoria’s Secret, and I threw on an oversized button-down denim shirt with lace trim. I think that’s from Charlotte Russe. I’m also wearing a leopard-print scarf and Steve Madden ivory combat boots.
PA: Describe your personal style aesthetic.
Green: I’m a nonbeliever in matching, and overdressing is always acceptable.
PA: Is fashion important to your lifestyle, and why?
Green: Yeah, but I wouldn’t say “important” since that makes it sound like a priority. Fashion does play a major role in my life though because when you look good, you feel good, and when you feel good, you do better. A girl in one of my classes told me that last year, and it has stuck with me.
PA: Do you follow trends, or are you more into self-expression?
Green: A little bit of both, but typically I find that I’m ahead of trends – like I started wearing combat boots four years ago, and now everybody has them. As long as a trend looks good on me, I’m not opposed to trying it though.
PA: What stores do you typically shop for clothes at?
Green: Victoria’s Secret mostly, and then Dillard’s for shoes – those are my two main stores. Anywhere else is just whatever catches my eye in the window.
PA: What factors have influenced your personal style?
Green: I would have to say my mom, for the most part. From the time I was really young, she helped me put outfits together and always encouraged me to experiment with whatever looks I liked.
PA: Name one go-to item of clothing in your closet.
Green: Either my infinity scarf from Victoria’s Secret, or the Madden combat boots I’m wearing now.