Three Spring Arbor University (SAU) students decided to let their roommates pick their outfits for this week. Naturally, “The Pulse” is tagging along to see what happens. If you haven’t read the introduction post yet, click here to do so!
Day 5: Double-Teamed
Instead of just one roommate choosing the others, Friday was a day of combined forces. Two roommates teamed up to choose the third’s outfits, combining all three roommate styles.
Today was (finally) the last day of this particular adventure. Today we did things slightly differently. Instead of Bri or Jessica picking my outfit, they did it together. I was thrilled to be back in my favorite black skinny jeans, which was casually paired with a purple t-shirt. I added the cardigan because, well, I’m always cold.
When people ask me about this week, I’m never really sure what to say. There were days where it was fun and I really enjoyed it, and there were days where I was eagerly waiting for Friday. Thursday night, the only thought going through my head was, “I am so over this.” However, I am glad we did it. This experience has encouraged me to start going outside my comfort zone and try new things (when it comes to clothes anyway). I feel much more confident in trusting my friends’ opinions on outfits, even when I’m not so sure about it. Will I do anything like this again? Probably not. That doesn’t mean, however, that I regret the experience. It was really… interesting.
I’M DONE, I’M DONE, I’M DONE! But really, this week has been one-of-a-kind and while I have no plans on letting someone else pick my clothes out anytime soon, it really was a good experience.
But more importantly, I FINALLY got to wear my black jeans! Let’s just say, I’ve missed them. As far as the outfit goes, I was pleasantly surprised! I don’t usually wear red, but I really liked the cardigan.
I think my favorite part of the whole experience was getting to see how Bekah and Jess incorporated their own style into what they picked out for me. While they used my clothes, they mixed and matched them in ways that very accurately represented who they are as individuals; and I love this. It reminded me of just how expressive and revealing of one’s personality clothes can be.
It’s the final day and I am happy to report, I am wearing leggings. This outfit is the closest representation to what I wear every day. Bri and Bekah both had a part in picking this outfit and all I can say is “thank you.” Originally, they picked out a pair of Bekah’s white flip flops for me to wear, which were a tad small, but I love it with the nude flats. I don’t really have anything negative to report, but I may have to steal Bekah’s cardigan (don’t tell her!)
Overall, this week was not terrible. I will enjoy being able to choose my own outfits again, but combating that with being able to choose my roommate’s outfits really helped. A couple of the outfits weren’t exactly my style. Although, I have to admit, I think my roommates dressed me betterthan I dress myself. I’m glad we had this experience.
By Bekah Kinney, Bri Loomis and Jessica Tower
Edited by Amber Cekander
The week is finally complete! Leave a comment below about how this experience influenced you? Are you going to try the experiment with your roommates? Or hold tightly to your personal style with all your might?
*all photos provided by the participants and used with permission*