Fashionista Spotlight

It’s all about making a statement this season! It’s no surprise this week’s Fashionista knows how to work bold colors and accessories. She’s the managing editor of Diverse World Fashion magazine at Florida State and an aspiring fashion designer. Her look is both elegant and modern; she combines a vibrant, red statement necklace that pops against a subtle and feminine color palette.

Name: Emily Maria Wright

Major: Retail Merchandising and Product Development

Year: Junior

CollegeFashionista: How would you define your style?

Emily Wright: I think it’s a mix between trendy, girly and elegant all at the same time. I like to look nice and always be presentable to all types of people; not just people who know about fashion.

CF: What inspires your style?

EW: Definitely designers; I want to be a designer one day so I look at collections and trends. I like to copy the things I like and of course put my own spin on them.

CF: What are your favorite brands and stores?

EW: I like things I see in Forever 21 but I don’t like to buy from there unless I see something has quality like this jacket. I won’t buy there unless I can get my money’s worth and be able to wear it multiple times and not just once and have it mess up in the wash or when I’m out. A lot of the stuff I own is from New York & Company because I tend to like things that are more mature.

CF: What’s this season’s must-have item?

EW: Definitely statement necklaces. I think you can wake up any outfit with one of them no matter what color they are. Do opposite colors; put brown with black or silver with gold. I love to break the rules and I think that a statement necklace is a great way to do it.

How To: Break the rules! This Fashionista mixes patterns and bold colors to bring personality and life to her ensemble. Pair a polka-dot sweater with a bright coral J.Crew statement necklace and mint ballet flats to create a chic and comfortable daytime look perfect for a weekend brunch with a friend!


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