Don’t let the rain wash the color away! I caught this Fashionista leaving her apartment to join her coworkers for dinner downtown in this preppy summer outfit full of flowers and brights even in the midst of a rainy season in Harrisonburg.
As fashionable humans we like to somehow match our outfits. Even at a young age we did it and even at this age we continue to do it. Something about coordinating colors in noticeable or subtle ways seems to unify our outfits to make it flow across our bodies and appealing to the eyes. Color-blocking has been in style for a while and a way to use this popular trend without looking “boring” is to add an accessory like a scarf to complete the whole outfit.
Name: Alex Kriss
Major: Communication and Writing
CollegeFashionista: How do you describe your style?
Alex Kriss: I’d best describe my style as slightly southern when the cowboy boots are added, but definitely preppy and chic when the five-inch Steve Maddens come out of the closet. I love wearing bright colors like Lilly Pulitzer scarves because her beautiful patterns can brighten up any outfit or day.
CF: Where do you like to shop?
AK: Recently I have been shopping at a lot of the boutiques in downtown Harrisonburg called Mint and Bluetique, as well as a good amount of online shopping at boutiques such as Hopes and The Red Dress Boutique. If I want to splurge, then J.Crew and Lilly Pulitzer are my go-to stores!
CF: What’s your favorite piece for the summer?
AK: I love anything light and flowy, typically made of chiffon. I like to wear somewhat dressy chiffon dresses and either dress them up with wedges or wear them more casual with cowboy boots.
CF: I see that you love to accessorize, what’s your favorite accessory?
AK: The accessory that I wear absolutely every day is my Michael Kors watch. My mom completely surprised me with it last Christmas and we actually have the same one! It is beautiful and it always makes me smile because it reminds me of her too.
How To: J.Crew’s famous chino shorts look classy and come in a multitude of colors. If you want to mimic this Fashionista’s outfit, put on a pair of solid bold shorts with a scarf like this one from Forever 21 for a perfect outfit for the day shopping or a night out with your friends!