Scarves, skirts and sunglasses — oh my! With warmer weather on its way, Fashionistas find themselves sporting more transitional pieces, as this Fashionista does with ease. The blue hues of this ensemble are anything but dismal; instead, they provide the perfect color palette for traipsing around campus. A twill skirt and cozy sweater are ideal options for long days of class, while a statement scarf adds a fun and festive flair.
Name: Kate Fitzsimons
Major: Spanish and Art History
CollegeFashionista: What is one style staple you can't live without?
Kate Fitzsimons: My brown leather Sanctuary jacket; it goes with everything! It's perfect for day and night, and it can give the simplest outfit personality.
CF: How has being at Vanderbilt University influenced your style?
KF: I'm a south Texas girl, so I grew up in a pair of pink cowboy boots and bright, embroidered Mexican dresses. When I went off to boarding school in Massachusetts, I got lost in a sea of Lily Pulitzer and J.Crew — talk about worlds colliding! Coming to Vanderbilt University has been great because I can incorporate the best of both worlds into what I wear everyday (although I left my Sperry's and Lily Pulitzer in New England). It's awesome to be without a dress code too since people dress well because they want to, not because they have to.
CF: What item are you looking to add to your wardrobe in the near future?
KF: Over the summer in Austin, I fell in love with with Kendra Scott jewelry. My sister surprised me this Christmas with a bright, bold Kendra Scott cuff, and I can't wait to wear it this spring!
How To: Taking a cue from this Fashionista's blue hues; I'd start out with a navy Diane von Furstenberg skirt and solid Free People sweater. These pieces provide the perfect, neutral backdrop upon which to sport a statement scarf like this Tory Burch one. Throw on some Ray-Ban aviators and your favorite pair of boots, and you'll be singing the blues in no time!