I always love seeing a Fashionista who can wear the latest trends that frankly, I’m not adventurous enough to try! Sometimes I need a little inspiration and Charlotte has exactly the street style that influences Fashionista/os all over the world, helping us to imagine pieces like holographic high-top wedge sneakers in the perfect way. Heavily inspired by street style and bloggers, she incorporates her own style in everything she wears and with such a cool, city vibe that no doubt turns heads. Read below to find out about her favorite item in her closet.
Name: Charlotte Toates
Major: Fashion Merchandising
CollegeFashionista: What are you wearing and where is it from?
Charlotte Toates: My shoes are Deena & Ozzy from Urban Outfitters, my jeans are Joe’s Jeans, my sweater is Topshop and my bag is Alexander Wang.
CF: Where do you usually shop?
CT: I had an addiction to H&M for a while, now I have one to Topshop. I like H&M, Urban Outfitters, Zara, Topshop, Barneys because its edgier and Alexander Wang… I don’t go to the store but I like it! I also like Isabel Marant, boutiques downtown and I love flea markets sometimes.
CF: What’s your favorite item in your closet?
CT: My H&M princess dress. Literally, that’s the first thing that comes to my mind; it’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever gotten in my life. It’s Tiffany blue, layered tulle all the way down to the floor, there’s gold stitching around each piece of tulle and it has a bustier top with a deep V. It’s from a collaboration they did!
CF: Is there anything specifically that inspires your style?
CT: Street style. That’s my main outlet to look at, that and blogs. I love to see what people are wearing on the streets.
CF: What will you be wearing a lot this fall?
CT: Leather. I think my go-to will be leather pants, for shoes I have burgundy pony hair AllSaints boots which I love, I like turtlenecks for the fall, but that’s because I travel to New York a lot and definitely the military look. Pretty pale metallics also continue to be very popular so I’m excited to wear silver jeans around holiday time.
How To: This is such a fun and eye-catching look, perfect for dinner downtown with friends. Start with a simple yet bright sweater with a color that pops. Pair it with your favorite pair of black skinnies and some statement high-top wedge sneakers. To finish off your street style-inspired ensemble, grab a big black leather bag with silver or gold details, throw your hair in a topknot to have a great and stylish night!