I was walking to class through the amazing city of Barcelona, where I am currently studying abroad, when I found myself admiring this Fashionista’s simple style. I am constantly looking for casual but stylish outfits to put together for long school days. I was drawn to the basic colors of her outfit and needed to find out more about this Fashionista who seems to share a similar taste in clothes as me.
Name: Kate Sarmas
Major: Journalism and Communication Studies
CollegeFashionista: Describe your personal style?
Kate Sarmas: It really depends on the the day and my mood. I tend to gravitate towards classic styles with a hint of vintage charm. My favorite thing to do is to mix different patterns and textures that normally wouldn’t go together. I like to tie it up with a basic piece, such as a solid accessory, handbag or scarf.
CF: What is a staple in your closet?
KS: Honestly, lately it’s been this exact gold vest. However, I normally can’t resist a classic black and white striped shirt.
CF: Who would you consider to be your fashion icon?
KS: I have always loved what Audrey Hepburn wore in the 1960s. I also often admire the indie-urban flare of Zooey Deschanel and Sienna Miller.
CF: What is your current favorite trend?
KS: I really like blouses with a bow tie or peter pan collar. I think they add a really nice and feminine touch to straight blouses.
How To: Replicating this look couldn’t be easier. All it requires is a solid color long-sleeve shirt and a vest, heavy or light, weather permitting. This can be worn with regular or colored jeans, like Kate demonstrates. Kate is pictured wearing tall boots, however ankle booties or oxfords would work just as well.