Fashionista Spotlight

I have always been a huge fan of black. Whether it’s a simple black blouse or a little black dress, these versatile pieces are excellent additions to any wardrobe. You can dress them up or dress them down; their possibilities are endless. This week’s Fashionista demonstrates just how easy it is to liven up any assortment of black by accessorizing with a stunning, hot pink coat.

Name: Hannah Karches

Major: Nursing

Year: Senior

CollegeFashionista: What are you wearing today?

Hannah Karches: I am wearing a black dress, tights, a pearl necklace from J.Crew and black Steve Madden booties. Also, I just got this pink coat while visiting Chapel Hill, Virginia so I decided to wear it today to add some color.

CF: Describe your style in one word.

HK: Classic.

CF: In your opinion, what should every good wardrobe include?                        

HK: I think that everyone should own a good pair of black or brown leather boots and a few basic cardigan sweaters. A leather jacket is a fun item to have in your closet, too.

CF: What are your favorite items to shop for?

HK: If you asked my family they would tell you: “Hannah likes it all, that is the problem.” If I had to choose though, I would have to say I am a big handbag and shoe person.

CF: Who is your fashion icon?

HK: My mom. She is the one person I always call when I need fashion advice.

How To: To imitate this Fashionista’s black array with a pop of color, you will first need to choose a simple black dress. I like this sleeveless one from Gap because the gathering at the waist gives the dress some shape. Then you can either wear tights and a pair of black booties. For a less wintery look, you can opt for a pair of black flats. Finally, bring on the color. Depending on your preference, you can either select a jacket that is shorter in length, breaking up the top and bottom of the dress, or you can go with longer trench coat. Regardless of length, choose a jacket that has a great color so that it makes a statement when worn with black.


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