FASHIONISTA SPOTLIGHT: Ebonee Gatlin

Fashionista Spotlight

I had the pleasure of sitting next to this Fashionista in my Visual Design class. For the first couple weeks of the semester, I admired from afar her endless variety of outfits that were so put together, so flattering; you’d think she hired Stacey and Clinton from What Not To Wear. Not an inch over five foot three, there’s no doubt she’s a tiny thing. There’s never been a more applicable quote than Shakespeare’s, “Though she be but little, she is FIERCE.” I couldn’t have said it better myself. Ladies and gents, let’s shine the spotlight this week on Ebonee Gatlin.

Name: Ebonee Gatlin

Major: Retail Merchandising and Product Development

Year: Sophomore

CollegeFashionista: You’re a Retail Merchandising major. What do you see yourself eventually pursuing as a career in the industry?

Ebonee Gatlin: In my wildest dreams I’d like to be a stylist, some sort of a Rachel Zoe type. More realistically, I’d like to be in merchandising for a brand. Maybe even a buyer! There are a lot of options.

CF: What unexpected trend do you see emerging this season and what are your thoughts on it?

EG: I think the black and white trend will be evolving even more, which I am all for because black and white is always a classic look.

CF: You’re super petite! Do you have any style tricks for all the tiny girls out there?

EG: Belt EVERYTHING! Especially flowy things or pieces with a lot of volume on the bottom; it does wonders for creating curves and volume.

CF: What’s your staple item you couldn’t go without?

EG: I like the V-neck because it’s casual but can also be dressed up and styled in so many ways. You could dress it up by adding a blazer and tailored jeans, keep it basic with shorts and Converse or you could pair it with a sparkly skirt for something dressier. The list could go on and on.

How To: Rather than sitting back and envying how adorable this Fashionista is, let’s learn her ways. I especially love how she took a youthful, jumper-style dress and turned it into something oh-so-sophisticated by layering it with a sheer button-down. The color scheme was kept similar with blacks and grays, but make no mistake, it’s the farthest thing from boring. Her coat? An end of season steal from H&M. Wait, it gets better. Over the knee socks paired with a low heel bootie are the perfect combination to give the appearance of “legs for days,” along with the glimmer of a sparkly headband to top it all off. This is an outfit to be recognized, one to exude confidence in.

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