Fashion Guide 2021

Fashion Guide 2021

College is a time of reinvention: reinvention of who you are as an individual, a student and an adult. Each of us are all going through major life changes, constantly growing into ourselves and figuring out who we are faster than we can say “Go Tops,” Hilltoppers are using fashion as a form of expression and creativity — whether that be through their symbolic hairstyles, everyday shoes or even customizing their own WKU gear. Students are always finding ways to reinvent themselves.

In our fourth year, Cherry Creative is also reinventing the ways we produce our content for our community. For our second fashion guide we have moved into the digital space and are eager for you to explore this year's fashion guide through the stories below.

Cover photo by Jordan Matthis and Cristina Betz | Cover illustration by Kayla Worden

The Narrative of Hair: Students Express Personalities

Having a distinctive hairstyle can be an outlet of self expression allowing people to visually represent themselves in any way they wish, from bangs to dreads to mullets to natural hair. These WKU students explain their personal styles, how they care for their hair and how it is a reflection of themselves.

The Language of Fashion: What To Wear Where

Going to a special event is such an exciting and rewarding experience — until the panic sets in when you look in your closet and realize you have no idea what to wear. What do I wear to an event that calls for a certain dress code? No need to panic!

Constant Reinvention: Bowling Green’s Impact on Fashion Evolution

The spirit of Bowling Green, Kentucky, is defined to the outsider as the Corvette capital, the home of the Big Red blob or simply, “A town an hour north of Nashville.” In comparison to New York or Paris, Bowling Green is no fashion mecca. However, even natives of the college town may be oblivious to the name of Carrie Taylor, a lifelong Bowling Green resident and entrepreneur, who lived from 1855 to 1917.