Fashion Flash: Paola Mammano ’20

Dessie Bell-Kamen, Writer

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What is your favorite article of clothing/accessory?

Definitely hoodies or sneakers. There are different types of both, and you can wear them with anything.

What stores/websites do you like to shop at?

I love casual stores like Target, TJ Maxx, H&M, Brandy Melville, and Garage. I usually thrift clothes from Depop and Poshmark.

Would you express yourself differently if there was not a dress code? If so, how?

I wouldn’t dress super differently, but I would love to wear shorter tops or spaghetti straps just because I want to be comfortable in the skin i’m in. I believe the dress code is unfair to girls and girls’ bodies, because the top I’m wearing might not fit the same on someone else and vice versa.  I also don’t believe our clothes determine our intelligence. The skin I show doesn’t meant I don’t respect myself.

Who/what inspires how you dress?

I don’t have anyone I necessarily look up to—I just dress everyday based on my mood in the morning. If I get up ready to face the day I’ll dress in “cuter” clothing rather than a baggy hoodie and regular jeans or leggings with my dirty sneakers.

How does the way you dress reflect your personality?

I view myself as a very fun, bubbly, loud, and sweet person with a dark side. Some days I’ll wear bright colors such as orange, yellow, pink, and white, and other days I’ll wear black, dark blue, or muted colors. I don’t think this reflects my personality because no item of clothing will ever represent who I actually am as a person.