Fall semester is here (although the weather is not), so it’s time to revamp your wardrobe. Whether you’re in fashion design, journalism, styling, merchandising, knitwear, textile or visual merchandising you need to dress appropriately for your major.
If you’re a designer, you are probably going to be working with scissors, sewing machines and many more tools that could damage your clothes. As a designer, you’ll want something comfortable for the long hours and something sturdy for those dangerous tools you will be using. So I suggest something along these lines: a comfortable straight-line skirt (so it doesn’t get caught on anything), flat shoes (for the sewing machine) and short sleeves or tighter cuffs around the wrist.
A fashion journalist might need to look presentable from 9 a.m-8 p.m, as they have to meet people or gather research. Heels with a colorful and trendy skirt will definitely elevate the look.
Stylists need to be as comfortable as possible, because in this job, they are running around all day. A backpack and comfortable shoes (not necessarily tennis shoes) are a must.
You should be most dressed for business compared to other majors, so you have to look like you know what you are talking about. Smart trousers and a blazer usually do the trick.
Fashion Knitwear Design
If you are in knitwear (lucky!) you can wear pretty much whatever you want. Comfortable basics will be your best friend, like a blouse and colorful flats
Fashion Textile Design
Textile designers are going to work with a lot of different media. So why not look like you do? If you wear colorful clothes, the paint splatters won’t show up and just might inspire you.
Visual merchandisers are all about athletics of fashion. Be your own business card and throw on some heels and a vibrant dress.
Written by, Isabelle Eder, BFA Styling