Fashionista Spotlight

Spring break is soon upon us! I speak on behalf of the whole Kent State University student body when I say, “I’m exhausted and I haven’t slept in weeks because I’m being buried alive in busy work, extensive projects and exams.”  We fashion enthusiasts need a break too! My wardrobe is now seeping out of my closet and drawers in pools because it needs a week of pampering (inventory) and meeting new friends (shopping spree). Perhaps I’m giving life to my garments so it covers the fact that my room looks like an earthquake with an 8.9 magnitude tore through it. What I’ve noticed in the mess is that I cannot see any type of plaid item, and it plagues me deeply. This week’s Fashionista has inspired me to be as plaid clad as she.

Name: Kelli Kress

Major: Magazine Journalism

Year: Freshman

CollegeFashionista: Tell me about what you’re wearing!

Kelli Kress: I saw an outfit similar to this in Seventeen Magazine and love it. So, I did my best to recreate it! My dress is from Forever 21, my denim jacket is from Kohl’s, my bag and necklace is from Target and my boots are from Lulu’s.

CF: What are a few of your favorite places to shop?

KK: Forever21, Kohl’s and Target are definitely my favorites. It’s my whole wardrobe! You can’t beat clothes on a budget that are trendy that always keep up with the times.

CF: Describe your personal style.

KK: My personal style changes from day to day. However, I have a ton of dresses and I wear one almost everyday. Today I wanted to be super laid back, so I put on a maxi dress and jean jacket.

CF: Who or where do you get your style inspiration from?

KK: I love reading fashion magazines. After graduation I’d really like to work for a fashion magazine. So, now I just like to see how they work. Seventeen Magazine is my favorite.

CF: What is your favorite garment or accessory in your wardrobe?

KK: I love the boots that I’m wearing right now. You can’t go wrong with a classic black combat boot. They go with everything and they give the outfit a bit of an edge.

How To: This Fashionista’s laid back look is as simple as one, two, three to attain! First, find yourself a maxi dress; plaid patterned for a punk look, floral patterned for a hippie vibe and solid paired with a dainty gold necklace for a night out. Next, stay warm with a denim jacket. Lastly, don’t forget to accessorize! Put on your favorite bag, necklace, and pair of boots and you are ready to go! Also, a fashion enthusiast can take their hair game to the next level by adding multiple thin braids framing their face, like Kelli.


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