Welcome back to our final Staff Style of the summer! Today, meet our Assistant Editor Aleah.
Junior and Assistant Editor Aleah Milliner has always loved fashion and is a big believer in dressing up everyday. She is currently refining her style and adding more and more neutral, –black, grey, and off-white— classic pieces to her wardrobe and is in search of the perfect ankle boot for fall. When she is not in classes at the journalism school, you will most likely find her drinking cold brew at Alchemy and reading her favorite blogs.
What’s the most creative outfit you’ve come up with?
This may not be my creation really, but I wore black tights under a pair of shorts with a tee and ankle boots. I felt so confident and styled in that outfit!
Most versatile piece of clothing you have. What makes it so great?
Maybe my jeans? I love Madewell’s denim. I would say it is versatile because with a good pair of jeans you can make so many different outfits. I honestly like to wear my black Nikes with jeans and tee for a casual look, and then a cardigan and heels to dress up.
That one outfit you’ll always remember.
I look back through my old photos on my computer sometimes, and I there are so many pictures of me in bad outfits. It makes me cringe. There is this one knit hat I used to wear all the time (like in high school, ahh). It was pink with a huge flower on it. I definitely remember that, not so much in a good way.
Unique personal project?
I’m a wedding photographer! I am sort of just getting started, but I love it so much. I love creating photos. And I blog. I dream of having a popular style blog…one day.
First childhood memory of fashion?
I used to do modeling when I was younger! I did small jobs around town, but being on set and trying on so many outfits picked out for me and then being photographed in them was so fun!
What’s the biggest misconception people have about fashion/style?
Maybe that it isn’t a big deal. I don’t know if that is a misconception but I think people dress down way too often, especially on our campus. Dressing up, in my opinion, is so much better! It reminds me of the quote “Dressing well is a form of good manners.”
What is your signature style? / What is your ‘go-to’ look?
I’m changing my style up right now and trying to build my wardrobe accordingly. I love a chic, classic look. Basically, Madewell is Heaven to me so anything that they create. My go to look during fall, cause its my favorite season, is a pair of high-waisted jeans, a tank tucked in, my cream-colored cardigan, and a pair of tan booties.
The trendiest spot to be seen in Lawrence?
I love Alchemy! They have the best coffee, there are always friendly people around, and honestly a lot of fashionable people stop by. I definitely have found some inspiration there.
What trend are you obsessed with right now?
High-waisted jeans, overalls, and I love sets (matching skirt and top), although I don’t own any yet.
Why is fashion important?
It is so important to me because it is the way I express myself. I can tell others who I am through my clothes, especially when what I’m wearing might be a little “weird” to others. I especially love dressing up and wearing heels to complete a look- for some reason they give me confidence. I love the saying “look good, feel good.” It’s so true!