It is undeniable that style can display personality and character. For junior Indy Waggoner, style is not only a way to show who he is, but also a way to show what his personal interests are.
“I like to dress in ways that sort of make me stand out,” Waggoner said. “I think it’s a fun way to express my interests and shows the ways in which I interact with the media I see and enjoy.”
Although Waggoner sometimes pulls inspiration from others, his main goal is to stand out and make outfits his own. He does this by slightly tweaking each and every detail.
“I’ll see outfits I like and try to replicate them while adding my own little things to them such as jewelry and other accessories,” Waggoner said.
For Waggoner, inspiration in the media comes from unexpected places, such as music. While he’s aware of this influence, he also feels that media subconsciously affects him.
“I get a lot of my inspiration from skaters and music icons honestly,” Waggoner said. “I feel like there are a lot of style icons that have indirectly-directly impacted me such as Kurt Cobain and Cole Sprouse.”
Music is a large part of Waggoner’s life and his style reflects that. He attributes his comfort in how he expresses himself to bands he loves and looks up to.
“I think my music interests have definitely had a huge impact on who I am and how I dress,” Waggoner said. “Bands like Nirvana and the Rollins Band have helped me identify who I am and taught me to be comfortable with the ways I express myself.”