Campus Chic: Senior Emily Barnum
Compiled by | Rowan Macwan
How do you describe your style?
Classic and Casual. You know, like decent looking without trying. Natural.
Do you have any fashion icons?
Lillian Quinones. She’s a babe, she’s cute, she says her mom buys her clothes.
Does your mom buy your clothes?
Yes. Some of my favorite pieces are my mom’s.
Tell me about your footwear.
My Birkenstocks have been everywhere with me. Indonesia, Greece, Dallas, Olds. They’re falling to pieces; they’re just so loved. I’ve had them for going on three years.
Why do you love them?
They’re versatile and practical.
Would you call yourself versatile and practical?
Yes. They’re also like mom or hip teenager.
How long have you tried to embody the “mom or hip teen” look?
Probably forever. It’s just who I am. Or when I followed Hannah Fleming as Head RA of Olds.
You are going to be the House Mom of Benzing next year. How do you think that will change your fashion?
I still wanna look nice. I’m also managing the coffee shop, so I’ll probably play up the bookish coffeeshop mom look.
What do you think of style at Hillsdale?
We have the spectrum. I feel like at other colleges they just have the college girl with the sweater and the leggings. Here we have the young professional and like the I’m gonna smoke and drink all the time.