Fashionista Spotlight

Mixing patterns, properly accessorizing and perfect layers—this Fashionista has achieved this trifecta with her playful ensemble. Keeping things fun but still winter appropriate, she layered a simple black sweater over a polka-dot button-down. This simple combination can be worn over jeans or with a cute skirt and tights. This Fashionista completed her look with black skinny jeans, floral Dr. Martens, a floppy hat, bold red nails and a small black purse.

Name: Ann Haley

Major: Painting

Year: Senior

CollegeFashionista: How does your major influence your style?

Ann Haley: I like to dress “cute” (at least what I consider to be cute), but being a painting major, I get pretty messy. But I still dress how I want to dress; I don’t let mess hold me back from wearing what I want to wear. I have just kind of accepted that all of my clothes will just not truly be “nice” because they all have paint on them. But I definitely only wear stuff I can feel comfortable in and move around in.

CF: How has your style evolved since your freshman year (in college)?

AH: I definitely own a lot more high-waisted pants/shorts than I did freshman year. I just don’t have time to worry about plumber’s butt! 

CF: What is your favorite way to accessorize?

AH: Socks are important to me. And it’s kind of fun when someone notices your socks. 

CF: If you could have brunch with anyone in the fashion industry, who would it be and why?

AH: Probably the Olsen twins. I’ve been a fan since I was a kid and I’m just impressed with how successful they are. 

CF: What would you never be caught wearing?

AH: Those leggings that are supposed to look like jeans. The attempted trompe l’oeil isn’t really working for me. They just look like pants for dolls. 

How To: To get this fun look, you’ll need to strike a balance between cute printed pieces and classic, solid colored staples. First, find a patterned button-down and a solid sweater to wear over it. You can go for a polka-dot blouse like today’s Fashionista wore or opt for something like this star print button-down. Next, find a cropped sweater that you can wear over either option. For the bottom half, go for classic skinny jeans or even a simple leather skirt. Finally, top everything off with floral print shoes, a simple hat and some gold rings. Check out my latest eBay collection for more options.

My eBay collections were curated as part of the CollegeFashionista and eBay collaboration with Style Coalition #FOLLOWITFINDIT.


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