Whether she’s going to class or gearing up for a late night with her friends, nursing student Amber Watkins always makes sure to put her best boot forward when going out. Pulling her style from early ’90s culture, Watkins takes the signature high-waisted look and turns it into an edgy look that only she can pull off. No matter where this stylish free thinker goes she always strives to make a bold statement.
Q: Where do you get your fashion inspiration?
A: I honestly just go with the flow. When I shop I usually just see what I like and try it on to see if it fits me, but I do get a lot of stuff from Tumblr.
Q: Who are some of your favorite fashion icons?
A: Some of my favorites are Zoe Kravitz, Erykah Badu.
Q: What goes through your mind when you pick out an outfit?
A: I ask myself if I’m going to be comfortable in it, and can I look really fly at the same time.
Q: What do you wear when you feel the most confident?
A: I definitely feel confident in a good pair of pants; also when I wear things that show off my figure like a good shirt.
Q: Do you pull any of your fashion sense from fictional characters?
A: I really pull a lot of my style from anime shows like “Durarara.” There’s a character named Celty Sturluson who wears a really cute black onesie.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I definitely like the ’90s style of clothing for sure, especially high-waisted jeans. I define my style as really chill, because I don’t like going all out on things.
Q: What piece of clothing can you not live without?
A: I absolutely can’t live without my boots. I feel like they put that extra edge into my outfit.