Fashionista Spotlight

Vests have become quite the popular layering piece this year, and with good reason. Vests come in a myriad of styles; from puffer to fur. They’re flattering on almost everybody and they’re so versatile, it’s no wonder that they’ve become a winter staple! This Fashionista’s classic preppy look caught my eye, complete with an adorable vest and the perfect wintery accessories for a cold, snowy day!

Name: Erica Toto

Major: Math, Science and Technology Education

Year: Senior

CollegeFashionista: Tell me about what you’re wearing today.

Erica Toto: My sweater, vest and scarf are all from J.Crew. My jeggings are from American Eagle. My boots are Ciao Bella that I purchased on Rue La La, and I think my boot socks are from Banana Republic. I’m also wearing a Fossil watch and some Alex and Ani bangles, and I think my earrings are from Forever 21.

CF: Where do you find style inspiration?

ET: I like looking at online fashion blogs where people post their outfits of the day. One of my favorites is “J’s Everyday Fashion.” I also find inspiration for my outfits from the look books on stores’ websites! And Pinterest, I guess!

CF: How do you stay fashionable while on the budget of a college student?

ET: I’m always on the lookout for good coupons and discounts! I love finding them!

CF: What are some fashion staples that you couldn’t live without in the wintertime?

ET: My vests! I have a bunch in so many colors. Oh, and those gloves that let you text with them on, and my Hunter wellies!

How To: Adding a vest over any long sleeve shirt, sweatshirt or sweater can instantly pull together your winter outfit. If you want to go for a bolder look, try wearing a patterned vest instead. And be sure to add some winter accessories to complete your look as this Fashionista does. Boot socks and infinity scarves are the best accessories for adding warmth and style to your ensemble!


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