Fashionista Spotlight

Spring is finally on its way! The temperatures here in Madison are slowly climbing high enough for students to venture outside without a jacket. This means that fashionable ensembles are no longer hidden beneath layers of warm clothing. This Fashionista proves that a bright statement scarf can truly make the difference when it comes to making an outfit. Her look invites onlookers in, while remaining effortlessly put together.

Name: Alli Wenman

Major: Environmental Science

Year: Sophomore

CollegeFashionista: Can you tell me about what you are wearing today and where it is all from?

AW: I am wearing dark wash skinny jeans, brown leather boots, a long waisted purple tank top, a tan zip-up cashmere cardigan and a mint scarf. The jeans are Silver, the shoes are American Eagle, the tank top is from dELIA*s, the cardigan is from Old Navy and the scarf is from Forever 21.

CF: Who is your style icon? Why?

AW: Nicole Richie. I like the colors she uses and I like that most of the outfits she wears. Her designs are casual, yet elegant.

CF: Where are you favorite places to shop around Madison?

AW: I haven’t had much of a chance to shop around downtown, but I do love shopping at Ragstock and Forever 21.

CF: What does being stylish mean to you?

AW: Being stylish means having fun with the patterns and colors of your clothes and wearing them well. I think it’s important to have fun with your outfits and use them to express yourself.

CF: What is your current go-to outfit?

AW: My current go-to outfit is a pair of ripped skinny jeans, with a cute tank top and an olive cargo jacket that I recently purchased.

CF: What is the trendiest item in your closet? 

AW: The trendiest item in my closet is a black lace crop top. I love pairing it with my dark jeans and a pair of boots, it’s what I like to wear to go out on the weekends!

How To: Follow this Fashionista’s lead by pairing simple pieces to create a unified final look. The easiest place to start is with a pair of dark wash skinny jeans. The addition of cowboy booties and a waisted floral tank continue the ensembles effortless appeal. Finish this look off with a long sleeve neutral colored cardigan and bright statement scarf. A great addition to this look would be a set of gold bangle bracelets.


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