Fashionista Spotlight

Can we officially say goodbye to snuggle weather? Yes, yes we can! What better way to celebrate this special occasion with none other than annual spring cleaning. Now that we can finally push those North Face coats to the back of our closets, we can bring out the floral prints, dresses, jean jackets and vests. The Fashionista I spotted is way ahead of the game with her adorable ensemble she wore today. There’s nothing better than soaking up a little bit of sun in a sunflower print dress!

Name: Alexis Nicole Gaviola

Major: Pre-Law

Year: Freshman

CollegeFashionista: What are you wearing today and where are these pieces from?

Alexis Nicole: I’m wearing a sunflower dress from Element, a denim vest from American Eagle, heeled cutout boots from Rock & Republic, the Natasha bag from Marc by Marc Jacobs and two bracelets my mom got in a market in the Philippines.

CF: How has your style evolved since being in college?

AN: Since being in college, I feel as if my style has evolved into an edgier look while retaining the free-spirited fashion that I love. I’ve also been more keen on wearing things with more structure. I feel like they add a sense of maturity to the way I dress.

CF: Who or what are your fashion inspirations?

AN: I get inspiration from all around me. While I have always admired Vanessa Hudgen’s sense of style, I’ve recently been inspired by blogger Negin Mirsalehi’s wardrobe. I travel frequently, so I also love to incorporate the fashion from the places I have been to in the way I dress.

CF: What do you believe is a spring must-have?

AN: A spring must-have definitely should be a shade of pink lipstick. Whenever I see someone with pink lipstick on, I always have the impression that she is sweet and caring, which I feel really embodies the season. My favorite is Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Caress Pink #9.

How To: To freshen up your wardrobe this spring, lean towards pastels and florals. Floral print dresses (especially sunflower print) are highly popular this season and add just the right amount of bohemian chic to an outfit. Pair your dress with a denim jacket or vest and you’ve got the perfect combo. To accessorize this outfit, throw on gold bangles or cuffs and pick up your favorite satchel or handbag. As for shoes, you can go for this Fashionista’s heeled cutout boots for an edgier look. Once you’ve achieved this affordable and trendy spring look, expect to see a line of friends waiting for your help with their spring cleaning.


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