Today’s Fashionista is all about denim and velvet. I loved the way she brought so many different textures into her outfit. The black velvet top, the denim skirt and, of course, those awesome metallic tights. Her look is effortless and cool, which isn’t surprising considering she’s a regular in Seattle’s thrift shops. There’s nothing better than pairing old with new to make a truly unique outfit, and that’s exactly what she does. As a result, her fashion sense is seemingly all over the place, yet it’s pulled together with a great sense of cohesion and style.
Name: April Kim
Major: Medical Anthropology/Global Health and Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies
CollegeFashionista: What are you wearing today?
April Kim: I’m wearing Kelly & Katie boots from DSW, Jessica Simpson tights, a Free People skirt, a thrifted velvet shirt and a jacket from Aritzia.
CF: How would you describe your style?
AK: I guess I like to mix it up a lot. Sometimes I wear all dark clothes and sometimes all light. Mostly I just love mixing all sorts of different patterns and colors.
CF: Is there a certain piece of clothing in your closet that you wear all the time?
AK: I always wear tights. I have a whole bunch of really cool patterns. I wear them a lot with shorts and cropped tops, which I think is really comfortable. Also, I wear a lot of long skirts from Goodwill.
CF: Is there anywhere you go to find fashion ideas?
AK: There isn’t a specific place I go to for fashion ideas. To be honest, I’ve stopped following trends and magazines lately.
CF: That’s interesting. Do you go thrifting a lot? What’s your favorite store?
AK: Yes, I go thrifting a lot. I love it. I really like Value Village, but Goodwill has been great for long skirts and floral print lately.
How To: Some exciting elements of this Fashionista’s outfit are her velvet top and awesome denim skirt. I love American Apparel’s version of the velvet cropped top here—great to try dressing up and down for different occasions. Also, this chambray circle skirt from Urban Outfitters is great for incorporating into spring outfits.