Fashionista Spotlight

Although the snow has finally melted, it is not quite time to bear all for spring. Transitioning your wardrobe from winter to spring can be tricky, but this Fashionista does it perfectly. With a lighter letterman jacket she is still able to beat the chill in the air without having to wear a puffy winter coat. Adding a little pop of color is also an easy way to start getting ready for this season’s brighter color palette. Whether it’s a contrasting color beanie or a bright lip, this spring is all about vibrant colors. What better way to show your mood than picking the perfection hue that reflects how you are feeling. Playful shades of fuchsia and red orange are the big trends of the season both in clothing, accessories and makeup.

Name: Kathryn Rogers

Major: Fashion Merchandising

Year: Junior

CollegeFashionista: Tell me about your outfit.

Kathryn Rogers: Today I chose to wear my varsity jacket. This is one of my favorite pieces!  I purchased it while studying abroad in Paris, France. I paired it with a simple black tank, leggings, a beanie and cut out booties.   

CF: How would you describe your personal style?

KR: As a fashion major, I love trend researching and therefore my personal style is often changing. I am always trying to experiment with new looks. Currently I have been referring to for inspiration. I love that their site incorporates trending European fashions. I typically pair a fun bolder piece (like my varsity jacket) with a simple white or black tank and leggings.  

CF: What is your go-to item in your closet right now?

KR: My go-to item is between my kimono and my oversized Aztec sweater. Both are super comfortable and easy to throw on over a simple class outfit to make it more fun and exciting.

CF: What trends are you most excited to try out this spring?

KR: This spring I am most excited for midi skirts! This new trend that resembles the Dior New Look, it’s a perfect example of how fashion recycles over time. I am also a huge fan of body chains and boyfriend jeans. 

CF: What influences your style?

KR: Olivia Palermo and Kylie Jenner are two Fashionistas who influence my style. Olivia Palermo is always impeccably dressed in the latest fashions and Kylie is edgy, unique and the epitome of California chic. 

How To: Choosing shoes in this kind of weather is not always the easiest thing. While it’s still too cold for sandals, it may be a little warm for those riding boots and combat boots we lived in all winter. Cut out shoes are a huge trend this season, and are the perfect solution for this in-between weather. If you want something a little sportier, sneakers are always a great alternative. Have fun with your shoes this season, they can make an outfit.




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