Dear Providence, will you please stop raining? All I want to do in this weather is listen to Adele and surf Pinterest. I didn’t think that anyone could dress up in a downpour, but when I spotted this Fashionista’s floral trench and Hawaiian dress, I was happily surprised. The wild, tropical, print-on-print trend seemed only appropriate in beachy (or at least not soaking) weather. Fortunately, this Fashionista proves otherwise.
Name: Maya Alamaraz
Major: Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Year: First-year Graduate Student
CollegeFashionista: What inspired you to wear a Hawaiian dress with your floral trench?
Maya Almaraz: I was in one of those moods where it’s raining and gross so I chose a Hawaiian dress with this fruit necklace. As for the jacket, I normally wear a boring Patagonia for work (I do field work in Puerto Rico and Africa) but here I can wear this.
CF: How does traveling to Africa and Puerto Rico influence your style?
MA: Africa has some really cool stuff that I will definitely buy when I go back. I like the big shirts with puffy sleeves. Also, I grew up part-time in Hawaii, so I’m a sucker for Hawaiian prints.
CF: What is your favorite thing to wear?
MA: Probably sundresses. I have a million.
CF: Where is your favorite place to shop?
MA: Any consignment store. Here, I shop at the Salvation Army. You can always get some great vintage stuff there. It’s always the towns that aren’t big on fashion that have great thrift stores.
How To: Get bold. Like Hawaiian dress on floral blazer bold. You might be stuck with your black Hunters, but don’t let that stop you from taking part in one of spring’s most fun trends. Toss in a charming pineapple necklace and you will feel springy despite the showers.