Fashionista Spotlight

This Fashionista believes that when it comes to fashion, you should be creative and take chances with your style. She lives by the motto, “Life is too short to wear boring clothes!” This motto is definitely expressed through her fashion forward and eye-catching ensemble. Today, this Fashionista is wearing a mixture of patterns and textures that make a fun and bold combination. She paired a striped blue crop top with a floral skirt. She then layered on a crochet vest and a denim jacket to balance out the weight of the studded sneakers. For accessories, she is wearing an assortment of colorful bracelets and rings and is carrying one amazing Prada bag.

 Name: Jamie Eddy

Major: Communications

Year: Sophomore

CollegeFashionista: Tell us what you are wearing today.

Jamie Eddy: I am wearing an American Apparel crop top paired with a vintage crochet vest. The denim jacket and floral skirt are both from thrift stores. My sneakers are Jeffrey Campbell and my black bag is Prada.

CF: What is your favorite piece in your closet right now?

JE: My favorite piece is my pair of ripped boyfriend jeans. They give a laid-back and casual vibe to everything I pair them with, which is perfect for springtime in San Diego.

CF: Describe your personal style?

JE: I would describe my personal style as edgy and tomboy with an eclectic and feminine touch.

CF: What is your favorite occasion to dress for?

JE: I love dressing up to go shopping with my mom in San Francisco. The city always inspires me to be more daring with fashion choices and encourages me to step out of my comfort zone.

How to: Since this look involves mixing different patterns, you have to be careful about which patterns you want to pair together. Two patterns that are both bold and colorful can sometimes clash when paired together. Instead, pick prints that have neutral colors and basic designs, like polka-dots or stripes. You can find a wide variety of printed crop tops at American Apparel. For a cute floral skirt, check out ModCloth. You can also change out the floral skirt for a polka-dot one if you want to try something different. A denim vest or a crochet vest would both work as a fun layering piece for the outfit. However, if it does get a little cold outside, Urban Outfitters has a lot of funky and non-traditional denim jackets to choose from. Lastly, if a pair of studded sneakers is a little too edgy for you, just switch them out for a pair or Converse or a neutral strappy sandal. 


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