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Threads: Arianna Davis

Eclectic fashion sense leaps effortlessly across goth, girly, and vintage

During the summer months, we are revisiting some of our favorite BU Today stories from the past year. This week, we feature fashion, on and off campus.

This week, BU Today introduces a feature we’re calling “Threads.” Periodically, we’ll profile students who have a distinct sense of style and a personal philosophy about clothing and accessories. They’ll talk about where they find inspiration for their wardrobe, how clothes and style tie into their sense of identity, and where they shop.

We kick it off with a profile of Arianna Davis (CAS’18), whose eclectic preferences range from Japanese-influenced goth and anime to the full-skirted look of the 1950s and 1980s throwback.

“I like making a costume out of my outfits every day,” says psychology major Davis. “I want every day to be like Halloween.”

On Thursday, we’ll feature Joshua Hinnant (CAS’17).

Do you have a keen eye for fashion, a well-honed sense of style? If you’d like to be considered for a “Threads” feature, email Alan Wong at alanwong@bu.edu.

Jason Kimball can be reached at jk16@bu.edu.


14 Comments on Threads: Arianna Davis

  • Clint Cavanaugh on 10.24.2016 at 9:30 am

    Your sense of style is wonderful, Arianna! And I loved hearing you say that dressing up just makes you feel better. I’m the same way. And it always makes me a little sad when people say, “Oh, I love how you dress, but only you…” It’s so not the case. If you are joyful in what you’re wearing, it’ll (generally) make other people happy, too. Keep it up!

  • Kayla Susan on 10.24.2016 at 10:19 am

    Love love love your cool and unique style!!!!

  • Gloria Greenhut on 10.24.2016 at 11:38 am

    Arianna you are woman with a beautiful style. Whenever we see you, you make us smile.
    When you smile back, you are absolutely gorgeous !!!!

  • Ryan Roth Gallo on 10.24.2016 at 1:28 pm

    Way to go Arianna! I couldn’t agree with you more and I am so glad the atmosphere at BU has given you an even greater sense of freedom to express yourself through fashion. Fashion is wearable art and you are the canvas! Thank you for sharing your passion!

  • Jayden Lang on 10.25.2016 at 5:32 am

    I applaud you Arianna for your great sense of style and creativity!!
    Your confidence and creativity shine out in the crowd.

  • Christine on 10.25.2016 at 9:37 am

    Way to go! You are an inspiration, Arianna. Your story is a beautiful reminder that we should all just go for it in the way speaks to us.

  • Denise Tucker on 10.25.2016 at 5:30 pm

    You have a fabulous sense of style and adventure. You can wear almost anything and it works because you own it! I have so many great pieces i’ve saved from my past I want to give you to give them new life. Send me your address and they’re yours dear niece. You’re a girl after my own heart.

  • Valeria Tucker on 10.25.2016 at 8:57 pm

    l love this!!! I love your unique, fun, eclectic style and especially how you wear it with such confidence! I love that you switch it up from goth to vintage to anime inspired. Everyday should be like Halloween! You are awesome and we are so proud of you!

  • Cindy Dodson on 10.30.2016 at 7:50 pm

    You are an inspiration! Your style is so fun and I love your creativity! Being true to yourself and your own fabulous expression!

  • chiyu on 11.09.2016 at 6:42 pm

    wow!!So where is that 70,80,90’s clothing store? I like your style!!

  • Sophia G on 02.03.2017 at 5:29 pm

    Very cool style. Love your fearlessness!!

  • David on 04.13.2017 at 5:13 am

    Nice and identifiable – great choice of colours and an overall amazing style!

  • Kitt on 06.26.2017 at 9:22 pm

    This article made me so happy. I have definitely seen you around and thought… interesting! but it really makes you think: who would we be if we stopped judging others? I think we would all LIVE more. You do just that. Wonderful work.

  • Carlos on 09.12.2017 at 12:30 pm

    Great article!
    Talking about the inspiration for the wardrobe is very good, as walking in fashion is even better. A Fashion person is present and attracts good looks, so I like to be always in fashion !!
    Congratulations on the work!
    Thank you

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