Before I met this Fashionista last year, someone had told me beforehand that we would get along because she was stylish and liked Anthropologie. After she joined my small group bible study last fall, it was evident we were destined to be friends. Her reputation had preceded her, but it was her wit, humor and charm that clicked with me. And if not for this girl, I might have never discovered the magic that is Downton Abbey or Friday Night Lights. Her sense of style has never failed to impress either. As soon as I found out I would be writing for CollegeFashionista, I knew she would be a must-photograph for this fall. Without further ado…
Name: Jasmine Wong
Grade: 2nd year
CollegeFashionista: How would you describe your personal style?
Jasmine Wong: I would say it's classic with a twist. It's all in the small details for me. A scalloped edge, an exposed zipper, a cute peter pan collar. I'm really into minimalism right now. Strong, fresh lines with a clean structure.
CF: Your love that your used basic pieces like a black skirt and striped top but were each special with a unique stripe pattern and a tailored flare for the skirt. Can you tell me about the rest of your outfit?
JW: Both my skirt and shoes are from a Japanese boutique called Lowry's Farm, my top is a men's T-shirt from H&M, the belt is from J.Crew, my necklace is from a market in NY, bracelets are a mix of DIY and J.Crew, and my flannel jacket is from Topshop.
CF: Do you have any fashion muses or style icons?
JW: I don't have any direct fashion muses, but Jacqueline Kennedy is my homegirl. I have four biographies about her. She just has this elegance and grace about her.
CF: What are five pieces in your closet that you can't live without?
JW: My chambray shirt, my trench coat, my leather jacket, my red flats, my dark wash high-waisted jeans.
CF: if you had to give one gem of fashion advice, what would it be?
JW: Wear items that flatter your body type, rather than what is “in” with the majority.
How To: To copy this Fashionista, look for classic pieces that have an interesting detail. A basic black skirt and striped T-shirt are staple pieces that you can't mess up. Pair them with cool accessories like some chunky flatforms and an armful of bracelets.