Fashionista Spotlight

With bold floral references, tough boots and a beautiful smile, today’s Fashionista totally reminds me of one of my favorite style icons: Drew Barrymore. In the ’90s, Drew was the queen of boho-grunge in daisies and Dr. Martens. If the floral trend is beginning to feel repetitive, then look no further! A ’90s inspired tough girl edge (as exhibited by our Fashionista and Drew) is the perfect way to bring last spring’s florals back to life.

Name: Julia Claire Nichols

Major: Fashion Merchandising

Year: Senior

CollegeFashionista: Where do you like to shop?

JCN: For the most part I shop at boutiques and I love to thrift for new treasures. If I’m going shopping for new items I usually head to Forever 21 or Marshalls, since there are a plethora of options at a reasonable price. I also love American Apparel but I only buy from there when I have a sugar daddy. Mostly kidding.

CF: How would you describe your style?

JCN: Eclectic. I’ve always been a bohemian queen, but I also love leather and boyish styles like my Dr. Martens, or my favorite coat which is a Korean war army issue combat jacket that was my grandfather’s.

CF: What websites or blogs inspire you?

JCN: I’m more inspired by interior blogs than fashion blogs. When everything in my home is beautiful I feel like I can reflect that in my style. Vintage Revivals and Manhattan Nest are my favorite. 

CF: Describe your ideal floral garment.
JCN: My ideal floral garment has several colors and multiple textures. That’s why I love this coat. It has velvet, lace detailing and a bold floral print.
CF: What item is at the top of your fashion wishlist?

JCN: I’ve been dying to buy a pair of Timberlands.

How To: This look is all about florals, early ’90s silhouettes and tough extras. Dr. Martens boots are always a safe bet for shoes, but the Clarissa sandal is a perfect alternative as the weather gets warmer. On bottom, opt for high-waist white wash jeans (you’ll wear these forever), a long floral skirt from the thrift store or the perfect pair of overalls. On top, opt for your favorite cropped sweater or tee—this one is perfect for upping the flower power. Finish off with a daisy crown like Drew’s, or a cheeky pair of flower earrings like our Fashionista’s. Bonus: If you’re a hardcore Drew fan like me, then you’ll love this handmade leather pouch named in her honor.


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