Graphic black and white prints have long been known as assertive, rigid and even a corporate pairing. Today, this duo has been reinvented by the likes of Marc Jacobs and Alexander Wang, who use negative space, structured patterns and clean silhouettes to create a new standard for spring palettes. I caught this Fashionista strolling through the gorgeous Miami weather in her stripes and slit and that gorgeous neon shoulder bag just waiting to be photographed.
Name: Ashley Solomon
Major: Nutrition & Dietetics
CollegeFashionista: Where’s your outfit from?
Ashley Solomon: Urban Outfitters and a local boutique
CF: What’s an essential item in your closet for the summer months in Miami?
AS: Anything neon, mainly accessories.
CF: Name something you never leave the house without.
AS: Eyeliner, but if we’re talking fashion wise, a shoulder bag.
CF: How would you label your style?
AS: Clean but mixed with edgy/bohemian, it depends on my mood. I don’t really like shopping at malls and having what everone else has. I like to mix different pieces and style it to my liking.
CF: What’s your best style tip to others?
AS: Don’t dress according to what’s in and always dress for you weather. Thank goodness for waterproof eyeliner.
How To: Ah, the silver lining in all this noir and pearl is that you can probably shop your closet and still pull something just as chic as the runways did this season. Keep the whole look simple and go for graphic prints, like this gorgeous top and style it with a hot maxi like this number here. If you want to keep the look bold, go for sleek hair, simple makeup and black and white accessories. To soften up the edges, pop a neon clutch or do a bright lip and go for the beachy waves.