Fashionista Spotlight

Spring has finally sprung and with it, bright and bold patterns. While flowers are blooming, let your style take flight as well. Mix and match patterns and fabrics. Chambray is a great classic style that can be paired with a bolder piece to make a statement. The colorful floral pattern of this Fashionista’s shorts are sure to catch your attention. The chambray shirt on top and bold choice on bottom create a classically preppy look. To help tie this outfit together, be sure to accessorize such as this Fashionista has with a simple yet noticeable bubble necklace, arm candy and monogram ring. This Fashionista’s choice of metallic sandals create an added pop yet are timeless and can be easily interchanged between outfits. Continue reading below to find out how this Fashionista effortlessly creates a true statement with her style.

Name: Fiona Carroll

Major: Political Science

Year: Sophomore

CollegeFashionista: How would you best describe your sense of style?

Fiona Carroll: Colorful, classic and comfortable.

CF: Who or what are your sources of fashion inspiration?

FC: Sarah Vickers, Jackie Kennedy, Charlotte York and my sister.

CF: What is an essential clothing item in your closet? Why?

FC: A good statement necklace can easily transform a simple outfit and the right one can be so dynamic and wearable. 

CF: What is your favorite place to shop? Why?

FC: J.Crew has the perfect mix of offerings from more basic pieces that I’ll have in my closet for years to trendier styles that change by season.

How To: Take this Fashionista’s advice and be sure your outfits are wearable and comfortable yet bright and bold. Be daring and try a pair of floral shorts this season as this Fashionista has. To balance out the floral, pair the shorts with a simple chambray shirt and complementary necklace. In addition, a pair of metallic sandals will prove to be useful, versatile and stylish. Know your style and stay true to it just as this Fashionista has evidently done. Dare to try different combinations and experiment with various accessories and your outfits will be on their way to bold brilliance.


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