What’s good y’all!? My name is Deionté Appling, junior class of 2016 here at Brown, and I’m a music and psychology concentrator. Alongside Sofia Kadieva, I write for the Brown Threads column for the Bruin Club Blog. Fun Facts: I sing in chorus, I’m an RPL in Wayland, and I love Robert Plant! Sofia is a junior Comparative Literature concentrator who costume designs virtually every play/musical and will one day dominate the world as THE leading fashionista! Brown Threads is the gateway to what every day fashion and style looks like around campus!
We are all familiar with the idea of the “broke college student:” a kid that doesn’t want to spend their money on J. Crew’s newest season wear but also wants to look great. On a more serious note, when students first get to college, this can be their first exposure to a variety of socioeconomic classes and ideologies. Thrifting can be seen as an experience! It can be a great outlet for a student on a tight budget that still allows them to express their creativity and feel good about themselves.
For Brown’s students, the primary thrifting location is Savers. This thrift shop is just a short 10 minute bus ride away on the RIPTA (which is free for Brown students) and it has E V E R Y T H I N G! As a costume designer (Sofia), Savers comes clutch every time around for supplying a show with really unique garments that can be, because of how cheap they are, easily altered. “Hipsters” love Savers for its items like sweaters, leather jackets, and scarves to name a few. I’ve personally (Deionte) purchased great quality sweaters for as cheap as $3.99!!!!
Here are a few pictures of our trip!
For those of you tickled by curiosity, would like to express your love for me, or simply want to chat about any and all things fashion, please feel free to email your questions or comments to Deionte_Appling@brown.edu and I’ll get back ‘atcha ASAP!
Fashion Is Rock and Roll, Which Is a Mixture of Hockey and Religion
–David Lee Roth.