Springtime has brought not only rising temperatures, but rising hemlines as well. This can put a damper on outfit creativity for Fashionistas; thus being the exception that wearing less just isn’t more. A tank top and short shorts just won’t make the cut. We demand layers, texture and prints! American author Oliver Herford said: “Modesty is the gentle art of enhancing your charm by pretending not to be aware of it.” Subdued charm doesn’t usually cause double takes, but it is guaranteed to create a lasting interest – exactly why this Fashionista deserves the spotlight this week. Her style is elegant and classic, her modesty the farthest thing from boring.
Name: Courtney Hollis
Major: Retail Merchandising and Product Development
CollegeFashionista: What are you wearing today?
Courtney Hollis: My shirt, skirt, and shoes are all from Urban Outfitters. My kimono is from Forever 21, and my hat is from The Other Side Vintage here in town.
CF: What is your guilty pleasure when shopping?
CH: I have way too much black and white in my closet! I love starting out with black or white as a base for my outfits, and adding splashes of color.
CF: Any advice on staying fashion forward, even in the hot weather?
CH: It gets unbearably hot here in Tallahassee but this year I’ll be staying cool with lightweight white collared shirts, blush tones and floral skirts, as well as my short hair!
How To: If you’re covered head to toe you are either one of two things – a nun, or you just know how to dress well. For this Fashionista, it is without question the latter. Fall 2014 runways are featuring models completely covered, (sorry boys). This outfit is without a doubt a force to be reckoned with. Her burnt orange hat is a timeless little chapeau called a cloche, which ties in nicely with her shorts and the floral of her silk kimono. Pair this with a mod contrast-collar shirt, sheer tights and adorable patent leather loafers. Before you know it you’ll be head to toe chic—in the most literal sense.