Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Free your inner fashionista

Fashion edit

For some people, getting dressed is just something that they do everyday, and for others it is a way of life. Junior health major Connor Metoyer has managed to find time to stay fashion forward and trendy while waking up for 8 a.m. classes and juggling her busy work schedule.

Connor enjoys getting out of the house and exploring San Antonio and is a self-proclaimed foodie and fashionista. When she isn’t out trying new food places or visiting the local museums, she challenges her fashion sense.

Originally from Houston, Connor moved to San Antonio to pursue her undergrad degree at UTSA. While in high school, Connor was unable to express her style because of a strict dress code.

Clothing was her form of artistic expression, so challenging her creativity due to her school’s guidelines only made her love for fashion grow. Once in college, she claims she felt “free at last!” and was able to dress however she pleased. While at UTSA, Connor has been “experimenting with a lot of stores and different types of clothes” to build her fashion repertoire.

On her Instagram, you can see that she is all about her brows and her clothes! Her style, as she stated, is very “Glam Fashionista & Sporty. Like most of us, her style varies with her day-to-day schedule, but that never stops her from looking her best.

For Connor, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays are her glam days when she turns on some Beyoncé and channels her inner Kim K for clothing inspiration. And on the other days, she goes for a more relaxed look, channeling Rihanna’s effortless chic look while throwing on some tennies.

Drawing inspiration from fashion blogs and websites, Connor goes to her closet to see what she can conjure up. Recently her wardrobe has been taken over by neutrals, but she still has a love for the color black (don’t we all?). Her go-to shoes are her nude heels, which she believes every woman should own.

“If I’m not feeling any of my other heels, I always know the nude heels will go with anything!” Connor said.

When asked who she would love to trade closets with, Connor quickly responded with “RihRih (Rihanna). Her style is everything to me – she puts such a twist on fashion and makes it look great! She could make a trash bag look great!”

Connor is all about growth and change in life and this is reflected in her closet. As she continues to grow as a fashionista, Connor says that her closet is “expanding continuously to keep up with what’s poppin’ at the time”. And with style icons such as Rihanna and CoCo Chanel on her radar, she will never go out of style.

Some of her favorite places to shop in the mall are Urban Outfitters, Zara (her #1 favorite), American Apparel, H&M and Forever 21. However, she does most of her shopping online. Connor enjoys surfing the web for clothes because it gives her a wider variety than just what every mall has to offer. Her favorite online store is to help fuel her shoe addiction, as well as TopShop and NastyGal for everything else.

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