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February 27, 2012  | by: Amanda Jones

Myra Simmons

19-year-old Myra Simmons, University of Central Florida freshman, loves fashion. Her wardrobe is full of clothes, shoes, and jewelry. When I meet up with her, she is wearing a pink and white outfit with the most adorable pastel boat shoes. I complement her on the very appropriate spring getup, and she says she has tons of others like it. Being a Florida native as well, I understand exactly why. It’s super important to have spring/summer outfits in your wardrobe, as those are pretty much the only seasons we experience.

How important are accessories to you?

“Very important because they complement your outfit. I really like rings a lot.”

Any favorite brands?

“Hollister, Forever 21, and Aeropostale are some. For shoes, I‘d say Jordan, Coach, and Bamboo. Bamboo makes cute sandals.”

Where do you shop most times?

“Hollister, Forever 21, Macy’s, and Ross definitely. They have good deals.”

Who are your style icons?

“Rihanna and Cassie.” I can agree with that. They always make very interesting fashion choices.

What’s more important comfort or looking nice?

“Looking nice,” she answers with a laugh. “If you can achieve both, then that’s great.”

Myra's pastel shoes, nails, and ring

Are you a fan of mixing styles?

“Yeah as long as the colors coordinate, because if there’s no common thread it can look too chaotic.”

Finally, Myra’s advice for looking stylish:

“The clothes must reflect your personality, so you’ll wear it with confidence. You can tell when someone is wearing something because they like it, or because someone else said it looks good or trendy. Then it feels awkward and looks forced.” I couldn’t agree more.

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