Fashionista Spotlight

As temperatures heat up in San Diego, everyone is breaking out their colorful summer dresses and floral print frocks. I spotted this Fashionista walking to class and looking effortlessly chic and feminine with her bold floral print pencil dress and brown leather booties. This Fashionista loves expressing her fun and outgoing personality through the outfits she wears and doesn’t mind pushing some fashion boundaries. After all, she is already an expert on keeping up with latest fashion trends as she writes for her own blog, Coastal Confidence.

Name: Aubrey Yandow

Major: Marketing and Finance

Year: Sophomore

CollegeFashionista: What are you wearing today?

Aubrey Yandow: I am wearing a dress from Monkey’s Boutique in North Carolina. I have paired it with Sam Edelman booties and accessorized with a Cape Cod bangle and kate spade earrings.

 CF: What is your must-have-item for spring?

AY: I have to have my Jack Rogers flip flops, and since I live near the beach, sandals are a must!

 CF: Where do you draw your style inspiration from?

AY:I draw my inspiration from outfits that I pin to my style board on Pinterest. I also love watching Hollywood award shows and seeing what all the celebrities are wearing.

 CE: Who are your style icons?

AY: One of my style icons is Blair Waldorf because she always looks so preppy and put together. I also love Lilly Collins because she reminds me of a modern day Audrey Hepburn.

 CF: How has writing your own blog influenced your fashion choices?

AY: Writing for my own blog gave me more attention to detail when styling my outfits. Now I spend more time matching accessories to outfits to give it the perfect tough. I also have learned to reuse all the pieces in my closet and incorporate them into different outfits.

How To: To get this feminine and Tory Burch inspired look, you will first need a floral print pencil dress. ASOS and LuLu’s are great online stores that have a variety of dresses to chose from. If you are willing to invest in a high-quality floral pencil dress, kate spade and Tory Burch have a great selection. Next, you will need a pair of brown ankle booties. You can get the same Sam Edelman pair this Fashionista is wearing at Nordstrom. You can also switch out the booties for a pair of strappy sandals or classic ballet flats. Accessories should be kept to a minimal, because the loud print of the dress is the focal point of the outfit. However, you can add on a couple bangles or a cute pair of earrings, like this Fashionista did.


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