FASHIONISTA SPOTLIGHT: Kristine Morozink

Fashionista Spotlight

There may be mounds of dirty snow still lurking here and there around campus, but those little piles of resistant ice are going to have recognize it soon: spring has sprung. It’s time to bust out the color and readjust to thinner fabrics. This week’s Fashionista sports a great transitional outfit for the shifting weather, layering different textiles to create a light but still warm look.

Name: Kristine Morozink

Major: Elementary Education and Studio Art

Year: Junior

C0llegeFashionista: What inspires your style?

Kristine Morozink: Mostly patterns and colors. I really go for texture, color and pattern, and I like mixing those things. I like a more modest look, but I also really love a somewhat urban, baggy style— not super fitted. 

CF: Would you say that your style has evolved since coming to college, and if so, how?

KM: I would say that it has not. I went to college in the same place that I lived, so it hasn’t changed too much.

CF: When would you say that your personal style really crystallized?

KM: The end of my high school years, like junior and senior year. I think I had a lot more access to things, or I was out in downtown Chicago and exposed to more different styles then.

CF: Would you say seeing other people, things in stores or other things most significantly impacted your personal aesthetic?

KM: The time that my aesthetic developed is the same time I started being interested in art. So I think a lot of my sense of color and pattern maybe came from seeing paintings and being around people who desired a certain aesthetic. I would say it was just inspired by being in a generally art centered community. Then, I would choose pieces individually that I would love to mix and match. So there’s not an outfit I see that I want to recreate; it’s more like individual pieces that I try to fit together.

CF: Do you feel like you can see a connection between the art you make and the clothes you wear?

KM: In some ways. Mostly in color— certain vibrant colors, but not very pastel or very neon, but generally richer tones. I think what I would put on paper, I would like to wear.

CF: Do you feel like those aesthetic sensibilities mostly manifest themselves in terms of your clothes and your artwork, or are there are other ways they come out?

KM: Probably also in what you eat. Like, just a variety of color— it’s maybe not intentional, but, like, greens and the colors of beets and peppers. I feel like you’re drawn to color in a way that can come out in your food. I like having variety on my plate, so that’s one way it plays out.

How To: Start with basic leggings and a comfy skirt, then throw on a patterned collared shirt under a bright sweater. Add fun socks and moccasins, and finish with vintage jewelry.

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