College Street Style Trina Moreno

I had a chance to sit down with Trina Moreno, a freshman looking to major in environmental studies and sustainability at the U, to talk about her unique style. Her ensemble for the day featured an eclectic array of colors consisting of black Chelsea boots, washed denim from American Apparel, a tucked in dress from Forever 21 underneath a burnt orange shawl cardigan from Target and topped off with a tie-dyed headband she acquired at a farmer’s market.

“I really like American Apparel and Urban Outfitters but I also like to refer to Target a lot, [I live on a] college budget.”

What became very apparent was Moreno’s tendency to look inward for fashion inspiration, preferring not to base her style on any fashion icon or celebrity. She seemed more interested in wearing whatever pleased her at the time, avoiding restricting herself to a single look: “I don’t really have an icon, I don’t even know if I have a specific style. I kind of just go with it.”

“I definitely think boots are really important, and shoes because they always complete any type of outfit you have. I think having unique jeans, not just plain ones, also helps to complete any outfit too."

Moreno tends to stay away from any current trends, relying instead on purely personal taste, but she had no issue criticizing one in particular. She went into detail about her disdain for Australian brand, Uggs’, signature product. “Uggs [the boots], I don’t like them. I guess they’ve been around for a long time and I’m not really sure how they’re still around. They’re atrocious and they always make their way back and it really upsets me.”

“I think being a student-athlete and having or getting to wear athletic gear while also repping my team is a great way to switch things up." - Trina Moreno
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