Fashionista Spotlight

I have never been a fan of Wisconsin winters, but I am a fan of the styles and trends that it brings with it. Jackets are a must here and a lot of students on campus have fun with the colors and styles that they choose to wear. This means that layering is not only a practical alternative for the chilling winters, but it is also a great way to add depth and a variety of textures to an outfit. This Fashionista embodies exactly what practical cold weather fashion looks like. Her faux fur-trimmed navy blue jacket adds an additional element of style over her navy blue dress. It seems as though the two were paired together to make up a complete outfit, rather than merely outerwear over an outfit.

Name: Jenna Bell

Major: Marketing

Year: Senior

CollegeFashionista: How would you describe your personal style?

Jenna Bell: I like to dress in clothes that are classic in style with a sporty-edge. I tend to wear a lot of neutral colors, but sometimes I like to mix it up and wear pops of color. I also like mixing athletic shoes with an unlikely outfit.

CF: What are some of your favorite styles that are currently trending?

JB: I always love wearing and finding leather jackets, but I have recently been attracted to loafers.

CF: What is your go-to item in your closet for this season?

JB: My chunky sweaters for the frigid Midwestern winters.

CF: What is an item you would never be caught wearing?

JB: Wedge heels. I really don’t like them.

CF: How has your personal style evolved since your freshman year of college?

JB: Since freshman year I have started reading fashion blogs. I have become more interested in different stores and how the way I dress can influence my day. I think that the right outfit can boost anyone’s confidence.

How To: Looking for a fashionable alternative to the typical winter wear like this Fashionista? Try incorporating and involving your outerwear into your outfit choice, as it is an integral part of any cold weather ensemble. Pairing a fashion-forward jacket with a stylish bag and pair of shoes also completes the trendy winter look.


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