In this crazy and hectic world we live in, fashion can be seen as an extravagant industry. With so many extremely talented and creative people, most can’t imagine seeing these pieces in public. Many of the garments are too abstract for the public to understand, but they miss out on the aesthetic aspect of their collection by focusing on the abstract. However other designers, such as Michael Kors and Rachel Zoe, like to focus on the simple design elements that could work for everyday men and women.
The budget of a college student only allows shopping to a certain extent, but today's Fashionista reveals her tips for resourceful shopping. She discusses where she likes to shop and what keeps her knowledgeable about trends and key items. This Fashionista is calm and easy-going, which is reflected through her style. Shirts with little to no embellishment, jeans and boots are only some of the things she likes to showcase around campus. Jewelry is minimal, but who said accessorizing stops there? Simple doesn't mean boring, and this Fashionista shows it can be stylish.
Name: Ally Martin
Major: Public Relations and Advertising and Digital Media
CollegeFashionista: Who is your style icon?
Ally Martin: I'd say my current style icon is Lauren Conrad. She can take any look and add a touch of elegance and style. I also love that she rocks the vintage and bohemian styles all year long.
CF: Where are your favorite stores to shop?
AM: I like to shop at various stores: H&M, Express, Target, American Eagle and Bloom. I also find a lot of steals at stores such as T.J. Maxx and Marshalls!
CF: Where do you gain inspiration for your outfits?
AM: Honestly, I follow many magazines and celebrities on Pinterest and love to see the newest styles they are promoting. I take a couple tips and tricks and use my own clothes to make it trendy and my own.
CF: What is your must-have item for any outfit?
AM: I love adding a scarf or cardigan to spruce up an outfit.
CF: What’s your secret fashion obsession?
AM: I love wearing boots.
CF: Which season gets you excited about fashion?
AM: Fall is my ultimate favorite season for fashion. The colors, the styles, the boots and sweaters!
CF: How would you describe your personal style?
AM: I like to mix it up but if I'd have to classify my style, I would say it's casual with touches of boho and vintage.
How To: To create a simple outfit, start with this tunic from Target and these leggings from Whitney Eve. Accessorize with a scarf or little accent jewelry and you have an outfit that works for classes and other daily activities!