Fashionable people tend to scoff at the idea of the mall, deeming it for the masses, the middle school population or for those who are fashion-challenged. I must admit, I have tended to gravitate to more independent lines myself, but Target is just too tempting! The notion that you can’t find style in a mall is just not true.
And to prove that a unique look can be mass-produced by mall chains, I recreated two looks inspired by the angelic supermodel Miranda Kerr.
Kerr is not just enviable because she happens to be Orlando Bloom’s wife but because her style is spot-on for any college student looking for inspiration. It’s trendy with a rock edge, but also minimal at the same time; you won’t find her bogged down with accessories. This translates well for a college student who can’t be too excessive on a daily basis.
That being said, minimalism can get dull. So to show how her minimal pieces can be incorporated to fit your personal style, I created two looks using her basic outfit as the building blocks for each style: Fashion Lady for feminine style or Urban Legend for urbanite style.
Both looks feature a black blazer (I chose one from Target), and I show you how to go from day to night with a black blazer in two different styles. And yes, every single piece is from a store you can find in the mall.
We can’t all be Miranda Kerr, but remember this fashion proverb now and for always: style is a state of mind, not a geographic location. Even with an abundance of strollers, food courts and kiosks, you can indeed find style. Now, who’s up for a ride on the carousel?
By: Kayla Elam | Images: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5