Fashionista Spotlight

I have to say that I am a sucker for simple looks. Yes, I know that elaborate looks are cool and that a lot of times those looks may be considered edgier and a lot more fashion-forward. But I believe that effortless looks are the best — those looks that may seem like no-brainers, but that we sometimes forget to wear. It’s not because you’re wearing jeans that you are suddenly less stylish or fashionable. There are so many ways to make your simple looks stylish, whether it is by adding a statement piece or wearing a cool lipstick color (I’m into wearing burgundy-colored lips right now. It just goes with the season and makes your outfit bolder). Believe me, going back to basics will not make your style less edgy or trendy.

I believe this Fashionista is the perfect example of that; I think you’ll agree with me when I say she’s pulling off an effortless look. While wearing basics, she still looks extremely stylish. In the end, that’s what we’re all for: effortless style.

Name: Isabella Yidi

Major: Fashion Marketing & Management

Year: Sophomore

CollegeFashionista: What are you wearing and where is it from.?

Isabella Yidi: I’m wearing a white Zara blouse paired with Paige Denim jeans. My bomber jacket is from Madewell, my booties are Sam Edelman and my studded purse is from Diane von Furstenberg.

CF: How would you describe your style?

IY: My style depends mostly on my mood, but I’d consider it a mix between classic and modern. I like to keep it classic with a twist; I do this daily by always incorporating a current trend. I feel that by adding current trends into my classic looks, it makes my outfits look a lot edgier. My favorite thing is adding some glam to my outfits by throwing on a statement necklace.

CF: What is your go-to outfit?

IY: My go-to outfit has to be a button-down shirt with a pair of black leggings and Converse. This never fails; it’s simple but it always looks good. I always add a necklace to change it up.

CF: What’s your advice for Fashionistas on a budget?

IY: My advice is to stick with basics and keep a lot of them in order to mix and match them. You can pull off a variety of stylish looks just by using basics. You can dress up any T-shirt and jeans with a statement necklace. The simpler, the better.

How To: If you too want to recreate this Fashionista’s effortless look, opt for a white button-down shirt like this one from H&M. Pair it up with a pair of jeans (choose the ones that make you feel confident). I recommend these ones from Paige Denim. A good pair of jeans is a must-have. Don’t forget to throw a cool jacket on there to make a statement! This bomber jacket from Zara will make your outfit a lot edgier.


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