Hello! Ingrid here!
Today’s Slice of Style’s Teen Trendsetters is a little late on the seasons, but fortunately the summer weather is sticking around! Either way, in most of the featured outfits, a jacket or tights can be thrown on to transition the look to the upcoming cooler temperatures.
Emil had worked with Lierin before, so it was no surprise when she came to the shoot with her shoot with trendy and stylish outfits. Just by checking out her instagram, you can tell Lierin’s sense of style is amazing! She even is a style guru for @cfashionista on Instagram.
When Lierin and I finally got our schedules to work for her interview, we met at a cute, Christian based coffee shop in Hershey, called Perking Point. What amazed me more than her fun and unique sense of style, was her aspirations to dress cute, but also more conservatively. Lierin noted that with that in mind, sometimes it can be hard to find clothes. Lierin says, “I look for clothing that I would be comfortable wearing in front of my parents or grandparents.” She tends to go for long skirts and flowy tops and aims to avoid tighter high waisted shorts and low cut shirts.
Obviously everyone has their own interpretation of fashion and different style that make them feel good. Showing skin should not be the only reason someone is confident. Lierin shared, “I think body confidence is more about being confident in yourself that you don’t have to be too revealing or show too much. I think my focus [with what is wear] is more on how people view me for who I am and not for what I look like.”
The thing I loved most about my conversation with Lierin is that she ultimately recognized there is so much more than what you see on the outside to an individual. She mentioned that it’s really important for the younger generation to understand that there is more to them than the way you dress and look. Overall, “a beautiful heart makes a beautiful person,” Lierin said.
Lierin definitely loves inspiring others with her message of meaningful ways to attain self love. So, if you want to follow her lead, check out her favorite stores, 31 Boutique, run by a sweet girl and her mom, who offer unique, fashion forward items, “in hopes of encouraging women to become their best self”. In addition, Lieren also loves Francesca’s which has an aesthetic similar to 31 Boutique. There is a huge movement in the modest/conservative fashion world to provide some more fashionable clothing options. For those kind of look Lierin recommends stores like Mikarose Clothing and Sweet Salt Clothing.
Jean skirt- Forever 21
Shoes (nude)- Missguided US
Shoes (black)- Forever 21
Jeans- American Eagle