Life is all about balance. Whether it’s balancing our class schedule, our personal relationships or even our dietary habits, managing the many elements of our daily lives is an essential skill to have. Maintaining this same balance is no different when it comes to our style choices. Too many bright colors may clash with one another while too many patterns may fail to look good together. This Fashionista achieves the perfect balance between looking youthful and sophisticated. In a perfectly tailored polka-dot skirt and a bright pink blouse, both from J.Crew, she keeps this classy style fun. The flower embellishment on right side of her taupe button-up jacket further aids her apparent mastery of both a cute and classic style.
Name: Kate Bussey
CollegeFashionista: How would you describe your style?
Kate Bussey: My style is very classic. I enjoy wearing colorful items, but most importantly I like to look put together.
CF: Where is your favorite place to shop?
KB: I love J.Crew because I can always find something cute, colorful and classic.
CF: Do you have a favorite item in your closet? If so, what is it?
KB: Right now, my chambray shirt is my favorite because it allows me to easily add color to any outfit. It is a very versatile piece that you can wear during almost any season.
CF: What are you looking forward to wearing this spring?
KB: It has been such a cold winter, so I am really excited to wear dresses this spring.
CF: What items do you like to accessorize with?
KB: I usually accessorize with scarves of all different styles and colors. Also, I really like colorful and dangly earrings. My favorite place to shop for earrings is Francesca’s.
How To: Don’t be afraid to try polka-dots! If you are not quite ready for the more profound polka-dots like this Fashionista chose, try this skirt from LOFT for a simpler option. Pair your skirt with a lightweight blouse, like this one from ModCloth. The yellow tied collar adds additional color and brightens the entire outfit. For your feet, slip on a pair of these tan ballet flats from Banana Republic. The delicate eyelet border that traces the edges will help maintain a classic look. Finally, grab this canvas colored jacket with removable drawstring accents from LOFT. You don’t want to be caught without a jacket during the springtime.