Style spotlight: Anastasia Greeley ’15

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Every week, The Pioneer searches out Whitties who bring an extra splash of fashion consciousness and sartorial daring to campus. This week’s style spotlight: sophomore Anastasia Greeley.

Photos by cade beck.

Style soundbites:

“Starting from the bottom, my shoes were discovered in the depths of Urban Outfitters in the U District in Seattle, and although the tag originally said $10, I think the man wearing a dress at the checkout gave me a major discount, although only after I told him he could pull off the look well.”

“My trousers are just regular khaki, which I bought on a trip at the Gap with my mother. Embarrassingly, she owns the same pair, except she went all out and purchased hot pink ones. Although that isn’t fascinating in and of itself, these khakis made up part of my uniform this summer at Woodland Park Zoo, so they’ve been in direct contact with giraffes, hippos, ostriches, fledgling cockatiels and Oregon Silverspot Butterfly larvae.”

Greeley hand altered her sweater.

“My shirt was discovered in the depths of my younger brother’s closet. He’s not one for wearing many things other than basketball shorts and T-shirts (and yet still manages to get more girls than me!), and so I decided to capture it and put it to good use. The big sweater was an almost-Goodwill-shelter case, but I rescued it from my six-foot-one aunt, and after sewing back the lapels and reattaching a few buttons, [I] decided it was presentable enough to wear in polite society. Many people have told me that it reminds them of jackets they wore as young children of the ’90s.”

Greeley says clothes affect confidence.

“I like wearing things that make me feel good, aren’t supremely uncomfortable and just fit the day. In freshman year of high school, I wore the exact same enormous sweatshirt and exact same flared jeans every day because I was uncomfortable with the fact [that] I had curves at the age of 14, and it was the most stifling period of my life. Once I started to look like a human being again, I felt better and communicated better and looked better!”

“As much as I like looking nice, there are plenty of days when I wear running shorts and jackets. But never sweatshirts, for fear of emulating 14-year-old me. But I think one should just be confident, and if that means dressing up or down, do it!”