FASHIONISTA SPOTLIGHT: Raika Nasirullah

Macklemore’s “And We Danced” music video begins with the rapper and producer Ryan Lewis riding horses with mullet wigs and suede suits. The entire minute-and-a-half opening is super inspiring — if you haven’t seen it yet, check it out and then continue reading.

Okay, so if you saw it, which I expect you to have done, you know that I’m obviously joking. But it does preach having fun via fashion. Since extremes are obviously encouraged, experiment with different styles. Whether it be pairing a military-inspired jacket to an equestrian look or wearing ridiculous wigs with sequined costumes…

Name: Raika Nasirullah

Major: Psychology

Year: Junior

CollegeFashionista: How would you describe your personal style?

Raika Nasirullah: That’s a hard one. Really anything that I’m comfortable in, but it’s mostly comfort in the sense that I feel comfortable in what I’m wearing.

CF: What are your go-to stores?

RN: Forever 21, although a lot of people that I talk to say they have a difficult time finding things there, but I guess I have a keen eye for certain things. Urban Outfitters, definitely. I’ve been wearing a lot of J.Crew lately. And Madewell.

CF: What is your favorite fall item?

RN: I guess this season I’m really into scarves. I think normally I just throw on whatever I can find, but that’s what I’m more focused on right now, I guess.

CF: Where do you get your style inspiration from?

RN: I really, to be honest, I don’t have any style icons or anything. Whatever I personally like, I just go for. Whenever I see something on the street and I think “Oh, I like that,” I’ll sometimes look for it when I go shopping.

How To: To get this edgy equestrian look, pair a crème cable knit sweater, dark wash jeggings, a military-inspired jacket and knit scarf with your riding boots. Add a subtle smoky cat eye by gently smudging kohl eyeliner across your lids. Now all that’s missing is a plaid-saddled horse…

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