Trends tend to get a bad rap for being the f word: fads! More often than not, they are “in today and out tomorrow.” So typically when one invests in a trend, they aim to make it the focal point of their ensemble. By contrast, mixing two or more trends can easily overwhelm an outfit. That’s not the case with this fabulous Fashionista! Behold, two trends that are bigger than ever right now: the crop top and the maxi skirt. And guess what? Together, they are a match made in fashion heaven! Another bonus? They have carried over from summer into fall!
Name: Emily Abbruzzi
Major: Human Biology
CollegeFashionista: How would you describe your personal style?
Emily Abbruzzi: It really depends on my mood. My style is truly always changing, but I always try to aim for hippie chic!
CF: What are your wardrobe staples?
EA: I love big statement earrings. Combat boots and my high-top Nike and adidas sneakers are definitely staples in my wardrobe as well!
CF: Where do you look for inspiration for your style?
EA: I read magazines and I get a lot of ideas just from watching TV!
CF: What will you be wearing a lot of this fall?
EA: I will definitely be rocking my combat boots with a beanie.
How To: To replicate this look, start with any bold patterned maxi skirt. For her outfit, this Fashionista played up just one color palette with the gorgeous shades of brown found in her skirt and leather sandals. Because maxis are such a bountiful amount of fabric, be sure to keep the crop top a solid color so that your ensemble doesn’t look too busy! Since the maxi skirt and crop top make such a chic statement when paired together, the accessories should be minimal. This trendsetter accessorized her boho attire with threaded hoop earrings and a simple knotted rope necklace. To alter this look for chilly evenings or a night out on the town, just grab your favorite satchel and throw on an edgy biker jacket!