I love waking up every morning and being able to experiment with my clothes. Trying new combinations, silhouettes, colors and textures makes my pretty little world go around. However, lace is something that I don’t dabble in too often. I lean towards the hipster, androgynous, I-stole-this-from-my-boyfriend type of style, thus I rarely reach such girly textures. However, when I saw this lace-on-lace outfit I instantly fell in love. It’s not often that I see someone making such a bold statement such as this Fashionista made. Her lace blouse and tights were perfectly complemented by a knife-pleated skirt and chic leather jacket. As I talked to her I realized that this Fashionista had a personality to match her outfit: girly with a definite kick.
Name: Taylor Christy
Major: Fashion Merchandising
CollegeFashionista: How would you describe your sense of style?
Taylor Christy: I would describe my style as feminine and classy. I love wearing bows, lace and floral prints while also adding a certain edge to my outfit to make it my own.
CF: Where are the pieces from in this outfit?
TC: The shirt is from Kohl’s, the skirt is from Macy’s and the lace tights are from Express!
CF: When you shop what kind of strategies do you use? Are you the type of Fashionista who goes to the store seeking for certain pieces or who gets inspired by what she finds?
TC: I rarely go to the store seeking specific pieces because I always get inspired as I shop to buy something new and different. I love experimenting with different silhouettes, prints, colors and textures. I often find myself shopping on the sale racks because that is where many of the pieces end up that may seem ordinary, but have great potential if you style it with the right accessories.
CF: What is one piece of advice you have for fellow Fashionistas/os?
TC: Never be afraid to make a statement with your clothing! Fashion comes in all different forms and is meant to be a way of showing self-expression. Don't let what others might think of your outfit hold you back from what you actually want to wear.
How To: Taking inspiration from this Fashionista may be easier than you think. When mixing similar patterns or textures remember one rule: vary sizes. Choose oversized stripes on a skirt to pair with small stripes on a shirt. Or pair a dress with a large floral pattern and ballet flats with understated floral. Just remember to keep the silhouette and color palette clean to avoid looking like a cluttered mess!