This week, I have handed over the “Fashion Friday” post to my friend Anita Oh. Anita and I attended Penn State together and met in some of our “major requirement” courses where we hit it off bonding over J. Crew, fro yo and assignments of course… Anita is now a weekend anchor and reporter for 13 WMAZ News in Macon, Georgia where, despite the oddly chillier temperatures in the South this week, she can begin experimenting with spring transition styles a bit sooner than Northeasterners, like myself. I love Anita’s sense of style in both her personal and professional life and has a great Instagram account to show it all off. I hope you enjoy her take on fashion and her great winter to spring transition outfits that this next month is sure to bring us.
No Rules in Fashion
By Anita Oh
Fashion has always been an integral part of my life. It’s evolved (thankfully) over time.
By day, I’m a TV journalist. Image is important in this business. But for me, so is personal style. That’s not something I give up in my workday; I think it’s possible to balance personality and professionalism in any outfit. My go-to is a dress, statement necklace, shoes with a chunky heel (like these over-the-knee boots) or flats, and a pair of sunglasses for the road.
On the days I’m reporting, I have to keep it practical. Every day is different in TV news. Stiletto heels and clothes that you can’t move in or carry equipment in isn’t going to work. I’ve learned to keep “emergency kits” of anything I may need on a given day, from rain boots to sneakers to blazers to rain jackets (and snacks and chocolate) at my desk. On the days I’m anchoring, I’m mostly confined to a studio, so I don’t mind bringing out the heels and such.
Pencil skirts are a staple in my closet, especially ones with fun colors or prints. I kept this look neutral except for the eye candy: the bright pop of citron yellow and a bright pink lip. And when it comes to layers, more is more. And I like that. This Trouve sweater is an absolute favorite of mine – it pairs well with anything. I layered a light striped shirt underneath, because well, stripes are everything. From workday to everyday: lose the skirt, add leather leggings and accessorize. I love hats, and I’m usually seen wearing one when I’m not at work.
I don’t especially love rules. In fashion, there aren’t any. It’s all about showcasing the truest form of you, and that never goes out of style.
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