FASHIONISTA SPOTLIGHT: Alissa Valdes

Fashionista Spotlight

Plaid has taken the runway by storm this season, making it nearly impossible to walk the streets without seeing some semblance of the pattern. In some ways it has become traditional, consistently working its way into fall fashion each year. This timeless pattern has even emerged as a signature look for fashion houses such as Burberry, whose tartan cashmere scarf has become a well known symbol of its brand. Evidently, not much has changed as shown by the mass amounts of plaid displayed at this year’s New York Fashion Week by designers like Phillip Lim, Marc by Marc Jacobs and Vivienne Westwood. Apparently the pattern has had a similar impact on today’s Fashionista who snuck some edge into her outfit by sporting a plaid scarf and black combat boots with plaid detail.

Name: Alissa Valdes

Major: Political Science

Year: Junior

CollegeFashionista: What are you wearing?

Alissa Valdes: I have layered a green cargo jacket from Topshop over a black tank top from Target and black Hue leggings from Bloomingdale’s. Over my shirt is a plaid scarf from Urban Outfitters that matches my Steve Madden combat boots. The purse I bought is from eBay and it’s Foley + Corinna.

CF: How would you describe your everyday style?

AV: I’d describe it as comfy. I usually aim to find something that makes it easy for me to rush around campus.

CF: What were some of your favorite trends this fall?

AV: My favorite trends thus far have been knotted headbands and scarves. I’m also thankful it’s finally cold enough for leggings to be considered an acceptable substitute for pants.

CF: What’s on your wish list for the upcoming holiday season?

AV: More scarves, another pair of boots and a man.

How to: The key to creating an outfit like this is keeping the clothes to a minimum and focusing on layers and accessories. Throw on your most comfortable pair of black leggings and a simple top of your choice. Layer with a green cargo jacket similar to that of today’s Fashionista, and a plaid scarf to give the outfit some color. Add some flare with a pair of boots that have a plaid lining. Finally, complete the look with a small red purse to match the scarf.

Check out my eBay collection here. My eBay collections were curated as part of the CollegeFashionista and eBay collaboration with Style Coalition #FOLLOWITFINDIT

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