By Natalie Garza
Meet Jackie Kennedy, a stylish student teacher. She looks professional and pulled together with just the right accessories. At first glance, you might miss the animals around her waist, but it’s definitely worth a closer look!
Jackie got this fun belt at Goodwill for only $3. It was the perfect addition to her wardrobe because a) Jackie adores animals and b) she just recently realized how useful belts could be in creating an outfit. Using a small, unique accessory is the easiest way to make an outfit more interesting. Jackie also knew that this belt would come in handy when she becomes an elementary school teacher.
“Kids love anything related to animals,” Jackie said.
This belt can be worn with a variety of outfits because it’s a neutral brown color. Jackie wore it for student teaching with a white button down, Forever 21 skirt, and Bakers shoes.
By Natalie Garza
A modern woman's shoe with vintage influences. Photo by Natalie Garza
When I saw these shoes on Jiwon Kim, a journalism student at UT Austin, I just had to ask her where she got them. Jiwon bought them in a store in Seoul, Korea, which is unfortunate for me because I could totally see myself wearing these mid-heeled oxfords. I can’t seem to be able to find a similar pair online. The shoelaces are ribbon, which gives them a nice feminine touch. They are the perfect shade of cognac, a color that is often hard to get just right on shoes.
Oxfords were a popular shoe style for men in the late 1800’s. They became popular for women in the mid-1900s as black and white saddle shoes to wear with poodle skirts. They’ve made a comeback in the last few years as a casual option for women. I own a pair of brown oxfords, but they are much more casual than Jiwon’s version. I’m definitely keeping an eye out for a pair like hers.