Fashionista Spotlight

Calling all the petite beauties—this week’s article is for you!  Nicole Richie, Eva Longoria and the Olsen twins are three of many petite celebrities that know how to rock a maxi dress. Many Fashionistas, regardless of being petite, can pull off a maxi dress. The Gloss, Fashion Addict, The Budget Fashionista and Petite all agree that anyone can wear a maxi, with a few suggestions. Once you review those articles, head on over to ASOS and check out their killer Petite line. My favorite is the crochet inserts cheesecloth maxi dress. Spend your study breaks creating online wardrobe with a chic dresses you find on ASOS and other online apparel stores. Now, let us see how this week’s petite Fashionista styles her maxi dress.

Name: Catie Becker

Major: History, minors in Communications and Political Science

Year: Senior

CollegeFashionista: Where did you get each piece of your outfit?

Catie Becker: My maxi dress is from Charlotte Russe, and my sandals are from Target. This Levi Brand Jeans jacket is actually my sister’s.

CF: What are some fashion pieces you must have in your wardrobe?

CB: I always have to have a good pair of skinny jeans that I can wear with boots, flats, or heels. I also have a collection of cardigans that I wear with dresses, jeans, and even business casual clothes. Most of cardigans are neutral colors and simple styles. I am usually searching for pieces that I can wear at least two different outfits with. And I have this super cute denim shirt that I wear habitually.

CF: What stores do you shop at regularly?

CB: I usually shop at T.J. Maxx or consignment shops like Plato’s Closet. Occasionally I shop at Old Navy and Charlotte Russe but most of my wardrobe is from T.J. Maxx. The are very trendy but they don’t match the prices of trend pieces that you see in other stores. For example, I saw a cute pair of yellow jeans at Banana Republic for $60 but then I saw a similar pair at T.J. Maxx for $15. I went for the latter.

CF: If you could have any movie or TV character’s wardrobe, who’s would you want to have?

CB: If that were ever possible, I would love to have Zoey Hart’s wardrobe from Hart of Dixie. Although her super shorts are not the most professional attire, she rocks every outfit. She makes simple outfits unique with different patterns and different cuts. I love checking out the patterns of her shorts every episode.

CF: Describe your style.

How to: Wear a tri-color block maxi dress with a denim jacket. Add on delicate silver jewelry and black flats. Good luck on finals, friends!


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