Annie Harrington’s Ustyle

By Conor Murphy

Conor Murphy/Collegian

Annie Harrington is immediately recognizable amongst her male and female cohorts at the University of Massachusetts. Although Harrington, a sophomore and international student from Bath, England, may be quiet and shy in demeanor, her style has caught the attention of many on campus.

One can’t help but notice heads turning in the dining hall as Harrington makes her way through in one of her many outfits filled with vision. Often times, she can be seen in printed day-dresses with a cardigan belted over it, paired with crushed bowler hats and chunky bracelets. She generally finishes off her look with socks worn with boat shoes, penny-loafers or combat boots.

On this particular day, Harrington wore a red wool boyfriend jacket from Joules – a birthday present when she turned 19 – paired with an off-white jersey dress from River Island. The stylish student accessorized this ensemble with a Pashmina scarf, Missoni glasses, combat boots from Schuh and an oversized grey clutch from Marc B for Topshop. This particular bag was originally lined with leather going through the loopholes, but when it fell apart she decided to reline it with purple ribbon, which was a welcome change. Harrington’s correctly styled outfit came together for a delightfully eclectic look that is uniquely unlike many students at UMass. Harrington successfully avoided looking too well matched or hyper-coordinated. Her flawlessly thrown-together look is one that seems to be gaining popularity as people are looking online at the street-style of London and New York City.

“I usually just get up and look at my closet and the way I dress usually depends on what mood I’m in,” said Harrington, “but today I wanted to show off as many British labels as possible.”

Harrington is a liberal arts major with a concentration in history and a deep-seeded desire to pursue a career in fashion. Harrington has been in love with fashion for much of her adult life and even started reading “British Vogue” when she was about 14 years-old. Other magazines that she credits with developing her visual taste are “LOVE,” “Vogue Italia,” “Vogue Paris” and “American Vogue.” There is also a host of British designers whom Harrington counts among her favorites, such as Erdem, Meadham Kirchhoff and Christopher Bailey for Burberry. She found Bailey’s latest collection for the house particularly mesmerizing.

Harrington went on to say that when she thinks of people who have inspired her style, she thinks mainly of the people she sees on the street back at her home in England. Harrington does, however, look up to the style blogs of Tommyton and the Sartorialist for being particularly influential. Until her big break, Harrington is enchanting the students of UMass with her charmingly quirky looks.

Conor Murphy can be reached at [email protected].