Fashionista Spotlight

There may still be snow on the ground, but spring is close enough for some Fashionistas to have already caught spring fever. This Fashionista’s outfit exemplifies the fashion halfway house between winter and spring. She’s hopeful for sunnier days with her cute flats and pastel jeans, but still aware of the current temperatures, so she’s rocking a fabulous tweed jacket that pulls the whole outfit together. So, stay optimistic Fashionistas, spring is right around the corner!

Name: Christina Montesi

Major: Accounting

Year: Junior

CollegeFashionista: What are you wearing?

Christina Montesi: Today I’m wearing BLANKNYC jeans, a Zara blouse, a tweed jacket, Tory Burch ballet flats and a kate spade purse.

CF: Looking back, how do you think your style has developed?

CM: Looking back, my personal style developed based on my environment; most notably it changed after going to boarding school. Coming to George Washington University also influenced my personal style by adding a city-chic element to my look. 

CF: For a girl who defines herself as preppy, what are some of the essentials for accomplishing your look?

CM: To accomplish a preppy look, some winter wardrobe essentials include riding boots, a barn jacket and tons of cashmere sweaters. Some summer essentials include Jack Roger sandals, cardigans and sundresses. Of course, monogrammed accessories are always a plus.

CF: How would you take this outfit from day to night?

CM: I’d take this outfit from day to night by ditching the flats for heels or even heeled booties. I’d also replace the long sleeve blouse with a chiffon top; maybe even something a little sexier. 

How To: This outfit can be mixed up a little bit to make the perfect day to night outfit for spring. Of course, in true spring fashion, start with a pair of skinny jeans in a pretty pastel. A flowy silk tank is the perfect complement for these tight bottoms and, for your feet, try a classic ballet flat. The main attraction of this outfit is definitely the tweed jacket. Personally, I love this one from Piperlime which matches perfectly with the pink jeans. During the day, wear a ladylike purse, but for nighttime definitely try a funky clutch to give some edge to your rather classic look.


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