In the Closet of: Christina Kilambi

Meet Christina:

Christina Kilambi is currently a freshman studying public health here at SDSU. Originally from Temecula, she’s a Southern California native. Christina loves looking at the moon at night, and she hates rude people. Her music playlists consist of Frank Ocean, Drake, Rihanna, Ratatat and The Buttertones. If she could only eat one thing for the rest of her life, it would be Russian dumplings. You can always catch Christina long-boarding to class and around campus.

Where are you favorite places to shop?

Forever 21, American Eagle and PacSun. Each store is good for something. You can always count on Forever 21 to have all the basics, and if you need something on short notice they’ll most likely have it. American Eagle has the best jeans. I like PacSun’s beach style. I also really like thrift shopping. It’s cheap, and you can come across some good finds. I think searching for things is the best, most fun part because you can find cool, weird things that nobody else has – you’re not buying the same clothes as everyone else.

How would you describe your style?

People usually describe my style as “skater chic.” I just like to dress comfortable and carefree.

What, or who, would you say influences your style the most?

Rihanna. She’s constantly pushing the boundaries of fashion. Her style is always changing because she wears whatever she wants.

What can we always see you wearing?

My old, beat-up Converse. I [longboard] everywhere, so I don’t really like to wear nice or open-toed shoes.

So far, what has been your favorite experience at SDSU?

Meeting all the people from all around the country, and even the world. SDSU has a really diverse campus, and that’s one of my favorite things about this place.

What are you looking forward to in your next three years at SDSU?

I’m looking forward to becoming a better person, and growing and learning about myself as I go through college. I’m also looking forward to becoming a resident advisor next year. We’ll see how it goes, though!

Featured Image by Sabrina Kim.

In the Closet of: Ethan Kokesh

Meet Ethan:

Ethan Kokesh is originally from Los Angeles, but moved to Dallas, Texas, last year. He came back to sunny California this past semester to study business marketing here at SDSU. Ethan’s most listened to artists are Drake, Big Sean and Travis Scott. He hates country. His favorite food is mac-n-cheese, he loves acai bowls and he can’t stand Texan style. You can always catch Ethan at the beach, and he and his mom were in one episode of “The Real Housewives of Orange County”. In 10 years, you’ll find him living in either L.A. or San Fransisco, being a stay-at-home dad.

Where are your favorite places to shop?

Topshop, H&M, PacSun. I worked at Hollister for a year during my senior year of high school, so I like to think I know the ins-and-outs of how retail stores work. Those stores just meet my standards: their clothes are made of good quality [material], for the most part, and they’re affordable, which is important because I’m a broke college student.

What does your everyday outfit consist of?

A t-shirt, flannel, chino shorts and Converse. I like my colors to be monochromatic. I like the way it looks – it’s chic, sophisticated and mature.

You’ve lived in three different places this past year (Los Angeles, Dallas and San Diego). How has your style changed, or stayed the same?

My style has gotten more “beachy” since I came to San Diego. I still like my monochromatic look, but my style has evolved. I don’t necessarily mean that I wear less clothing when I say “beachy,” but there’s definitely more color in my closet. I wear more vintage, washed-out t-shirts, and I’ve branched out from Converse to Vans.

What are the biggest differences in style that you’ve noticed between California and Texas?

People in California are more dressy. They look more mature and put together. People in Texas dress more casual, with oversized t-shirts, running shorts and Chacos. I like California style better. I personally think it looks more attractive.

What are you favorite things to do in San Diego?

Going to the beach, exploring different neighborhoods, eating at In-N-Out and walking around downtown. You can find a lot a of cool, random places walking around Little Italy. My favorite restaurant is Cheesecake Factory – I always get their margherita pizza. I definitely recommend looking around North Park, Kensington and Hillcrest.

What is one thing no one really knows about you?

I hate when my shirt is the same shade as my shoes. If I have a white shirt on, I have to wear dark converse, and vice versa. I just think it looks weird when I’m too “matchy-matchy.”

Featured Image by Sabrina Kim.