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I Love Your Style: Daria Morgendorffer

Who or what inspires your style? Many of us use cultural icons (like Frida Kahlo) or models (like Daisy Lowe) as style inspiration even though, most of the time, they are being dressed from head to toe by the best stylists.Which we don’t have. And sometimes it’s damn near impossible to work their Hollywood looks into our not-so-Hollywood lives. I’ve made it my mission to tap into the mind of a fashion stylist and show you how to take your style inspiration – whatever it may be – and make it more you!

Before school starts in a week and a half, I’ve decided to give myself some much needed chill time (cuz I’m a bro, apparently).  A.K.A. sleeping until around 2 p.m., catching up on T.V. I didn’t get a chance to watch over the summer and then showering after that stressful day before night time boozin.  What can I say, it’s a great Welcome Week and it’s even better when I can revisit some of my favorite shows from my childhood.  One of those shows I’ve been religiously watching is the ’90s cult-classic, Daria.

First of all, Daria Morgendorffer isn’t even real, but instead a monotone misanthropic animated character that represents the apathetic attitude of so many of her fans.  Including me. As much as Daria doesn’t want her style to “say anything,” it does.  It says, “What I’m wearing really doesn’t have any physical representation of my opinions or feelings about life because, at the end of the day, they’re just clothes.”

When looking at Daria’s style, her lack of makeup and those seriously sh*t-kicking boots, it has an almost feminist approach. At the same time, though, it is perfectly aligned with the biggest styles coming our way this fall: flirty skirts, military jackets and adorned boots.

Glasses, Boots, Booties, Skirt, Tank, Jacket

The best part about Daria’s look is that it can be worn at work, during class or for a night out.  Maybe that’s what the creators had in mind when they “dressed” her.  Daria has no choice but to wear this outfit constantly, and with the right pieces, you can too.

Instead of the mustard yellow and Kelly green color combination favored by Daria (that would probably look flattering on .00001% of us) go for brighter yellow paired with a military green jacket. Throw on the flowy mini-skirt and you’ve got an outfit that can work for all occasions. If you want to dress it up, opt for high heeled boots with buckles for a little “I don’t give a sh*t” attitude. And if you want to go more casual, a flat buckled boot will do the trick.

The glasses can be purley for novelty and aren’t necessary to make the look complete, but if you’re really trying to channel Daria (or just incorporate a fun, new accessory into your fashion arsenal), slip ’em on.

Who ever thought Daria would be a fashion icon? Not her sister Quinn, that’s for sure. In fact, if Daria herself knew how trendy she’d one day become, I have a feeling she wouldn’t be too happy about it.

"Girls, if boys say something that’s not funny, you don’t have to laugh." -Amy Poehler contact me at: toscanoc@msu.edu or ctoscano620@aol.com!