There is always that one Fashionista who stands out from the rest. I’m talking about the individual who doesn’t follow the trends, but sets the trends themselves.
No apologies here, when it comes to this Fashionista's half-shaved head, dark Yves Saint Laurent lips and distressed denim jeans. Her look is flawless, casual and glamorous, as she mixes feminine and masculine elements together. Everything about her outfit is completely unrelated, from her braided tribal bracelets, bright magenta oxford style shoes, and knit leopard print crop top. Every item could be considered a statement peice, but because she kept it simple, every garment works well together. Her pastel painted nails definitely complete the look.
CollegeFashionista: Where do you find your fashion inspiration?
Julianna Ashley: In general I am inspired greatly by street style. I’m attracted to its rawness; it is so honest because half the time the people you’re observing don’t know you’re observing them. It’s heavy, it’s absolute. As far as people in specific, Jenna Lyons and Julia Sarr-Jamois are my main inspirations.
CF: What are three words that describe your style?
JA: Dark, Heavy, and Sweet.
CF: What is your favorite spring trend?
JA: Beauty trends for spring have to be my favourite. I’ve adopted the pastel trend for my nails, the continuing low maintenance look; bold brow from Jill Sander and Burberry and the baby doll lashes from Louis Vuitton.
CF: What is your favorite item in your closet?
JA: My black combat boots.
How To: When trying to achieve this look, there are a few important tips to take into consideration. First off, you want avoid being matchy-matchy. The whole point of this look is to make it appear like you threw random pieces together and made it look eye-catching and unique. You also want to make sure the colors you are wearing all coordinate and accentuate one another. As you can see, this Fashionista's bright magenta shoes perfectly complement her leopard print knit crop top.
If you don’t want to spend $100 at Abercrombie, no worries, because you can recreate these denim jeans very easily. Hit up your local thrift store and grab a pair of old low-rise denim jeans, bring them home, grab a cheese-grater and a pair of scissors and go to town. Trust me when I tell you that this is an easy DIY project.