Fashionista Spotlight

Spring has arrived and is hopefully here to stay on the UIUC campus. Students are sporting their new spring pieces and trying to keep some of their winter and fall favorites alive. One Fashionista told me how she plans to keep a pair of her favorite boots still looking fresh for spring.

Name: Anna Whelan

Major: Bioengineering

Year: Sophomore

CollegeFashionista: What has been your most recent purchase?

Anna Whelan: My black Dr. Martens.

CF: How do you plan to incorporate your new Dr. Martens into your spring wardrobe?

AW: I’ll probably wear them with high-waisted shorts and a cute crop top.

CF: Who is your fashion icon?

AW: Vera Wang is my fashion icon because she has a minimalistic style and I feel I dress the same way. I like to keep things very simple, but add trendier pieces to my outfit.

CF: What is your favorite spring trend?

AW: I love high-waisted shorts with booties.

CF: Where do you look for fashion inspiration?

AW: I find a lot of inspiration from the stores I shop at. Shops such as Urban Outfitters, American Apparel, Brandy Melville and Aritzia influence my wardrobe and how I put an outfit together.

CF: Is there any style you refuse to wear?

AW: Jean jackets, ruffles and vests. 

How To: To create a look similar to this Fashionista, grabbing a pair of Dr. Martens is a must. Pair them with your favorite black leggings, or if the weather is starting to warm up try them with a pair of high-waisted shorts and your favorite cropped sweater. This look is perfect for the rising spring temperatures. Happy shopping!


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