Street Style: Amaretto Chic

Name: Kay Rufty
Year: Senior
Hometown: Salisbury, NC
Concentration: Applied Mathematics major

Autumn weather is finally here, and there’s no better way to celebrate than with a fun color palette.  Instead of rich colors that parallel the autumn foliage, Kay decided to take a lighter approach and incorporate cool tones and neutrals into her outfit.  Her long-sleeved powder blue tee from Forever 21 paired with her grey skinny jeans from Delia’s created a solid and subtle combination.  The juxtaposition of such a soft shade of blue and the light grey provides a feel of gentleness.  On her feet, Kay wore a pair of desert boots with a dusty quality from Forever 21.  In terms of accessories, she flourished her outfit with a Chinese scarf that she received as a gift from her best friend and a watch necklace that her grandma gave her.  The scarf displays a collection of colors: white, cerulean, gold, and midnight blue.  The necklace is not only fashionable; it’s functional.

Kay describes her personal style as comfortable and simplistic.  Whenever she goes shopping, she looks for versatile pieces that will work with a variety of outfits.  She prefers clothing that accentuates a woman’s figure, without being blatantly sexual.  Shapes and cuts of clothing are more important to her than patterns.  When it comes to accessorizing, Kay gets to choose from a collection of unique pieces of jewelry that she inherited from her grandmother.

When I asked Kay about her favorite trends, she told me that she loves the androgynous look: pieces and outfits that both men and women can wear.  Unless the situation called for it, you would never catch Kay wearing a dress.  Being simple, comfy, and androgynous, jeans are Kay’s best friend.  That goes to show that fashion knows no gender.