Fashionista Spotlight

When we follow up on the latest fashion trends, there are always the do’s and don’ts that tell us what looks good together and what doesn’t. Many people tend to second guess themselves and push aside what they like for something society “prefers” instead. Fashion is what you buy, but YOUR style is how YOU decide to wear it. “Don’t wear white after Labor Day,” and “certain colors are for certain seasons.” Enough of that! It’s 2014 and we are breaking trend rules! Catch up, because this Fashionista has already joined the movement.

Name: Chelsea Utley

Year: Junior

Major: Psychology

CollegeFashionista: What are you wearing?

Chelsea Utley: My blazer is Ann Taylor and my pants are from Forever 21. My purse and watch are by Michael Kors. My rings and other accessories are from Forever 21, too.

CF: Describe your style in one word.

CU: Free-spirited. I wear whatever. I love to mix and match.

CF: What is your favorite season to dress for?

CU: Fall is my favorite season.

 CF:  Are there certain people, places or brands that influence your style?

CU: No, no one really influences my style. I just do… me!

CF: Do you have any personal fashion no-gos? 

CU: Yes! Sneaker heels or wedges or whatever! I like my sneakers and I like my heels, but I don’t like them as one! 

How To: This Fashionista’s look is classy, comfortable and edgy all at the same time. Forget that they’re completely opposite categories. Find a cute, boyfriend blazer and printed harem pants and you are almost ready to go! Never forget your standout accessories. A definite must-have are those vintage flip-up shades. I love this Fashionista’s! Take your new look further, and swap the flat combat boots for some with a medium heel! Need to go higher for the night? Get a pair of Jeffrey Campbell’s Lita Boot or your favorite stiletto shoe. Whatever you choose to try next, wear it with confidence because you love it!


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