What I tend to admire most about a well-dressed Fashionista, goes beyond mixing and matching patterns or designs and colors with taste, but instead explores the pairing of different looks. Take this Fashionista, for example. Her casual-chic vibe is offset by a pair a vintage-inspired frames, a risk not many of us would have considered to take. And yet, the elements of her ensemble complement one another with sincere perfection. This Fashionista attributes her eclectic sense of style to a wide variety of cinematic interests given her background in media studies.
Name: Angelique Felice
Major: Animation and Visual Effects
CollegeFashionista: Have your best outfits stemmed from spontaneity or planning?
Angelique Felice: I’m a planner to the max! My boyfriend makes fun of me because I spend 15-30 minutes the night before a long day picking out an outfit and mixing and matching accessories. I like playing with options a lot!
CF: On any given day would you prefer to be in a dress or pants? Explain.
AF: Depends on the season. If I could find some awesome warm tights in different colors to get me through winter in the desert, I’d wear dresses year-round! I hear fleece works well, but I’ve yet to try it. Pants just feel so constricting.
CF: Has an interest in film and media affected your sense of style?
AF: Absolutely! Movies give me the best ideas for new outfits. I like a wide range of film genres, so my crazy closet reflects my taste in film. One day I’ll be in an Almost Famous mood and another day I’ll be in a Ghost World mood. Now, if only my closet could reflect Gossip Girl or The Devil Wears Prada.
CF: Is there one item in your closet that you get more use out of than anything else?
AF: I have this one Where’s Waldo? red and white striped shirt that I absolutely a-d-o-r-e. I’m a stripe fanatic and I’ve made quite a few outfits from that one shirt!
How to: If you are interested in presenting a similarly clashing but cool look, my suggestion would be to look for two different looks and then think of clever ways to pair them. Two looks I love are Victorian and grunge. Separately they seem too contrasting, but paired in the form of this dress and these boots, they are magical! For added accessories don’t forget a fun cross-body bag like this Fashionista has. My favorites come from kate spade.