A little embellishment can go a long way. I spotted this Fashionista on campus, outside the Image Arts building, enjoying the sunshine in a simple and casual outfit–perfect for making the transition into spring. It was the detail on her shirt pocket that caught my eye, though. It definitely gave that little pop of sparkle, and the colours all worked well together.
Name: Andrea Markle
Major: Fashion Communication
CollegeFashionista: How would you describe your style?
Andrea Markle: It’s mainly comfortable, neutral pieces that I like to dress up with bold accessories or a pop of colourful lipstick.
CF: What are some of your wardrobe staples?
AM: I love Chuck Taylors, booties, dark denim, retro shades, high-waist anything and elongated T-shirts.
CF: Where do you look for fashion inspiration?
AM: I check Tumblr daily and I also keep my eyes open when I’m downtown. There is never any shortage of fashionable individuals around campus.
CF: Whose closet would you love to raid? Why?
AM: I would kill to take a look inside the Olsen twins’ closets or Miley Cyrus’ closet. These girls always sport classic, comfortable looks that are eye-catching and completely their own.
CF: What are some of your favourite trends this season?
AM: The pairing of black and white, which creates a high-contrast look. I’m also loving the mixture of different patterns and textures.
CF: Has Ryerson’s city-campus influenced the way you dress at all?
AM: Yes it has! I moved here from a small town, where fashion wasn’t really a big deal, so this was a huge change for me. There are always so many fashionable students walking around Ryerson’s campus, so it really encourages you to develop your own personal style so you can stand out.
How To: Start off with a long maroon T-shirt. Then, throw on an army green military-style jacket. You can turn it into a DIY project: find one from a vintage store and add your own jewels and embellishments to the pockets or on the collar. Finish off this look with a pair of black leather leggings and black ankle boots.