Fashionista Spotlight

This week’s Fashionista was spotted on a rainy day here in Champaign. I love seeing how people dress up under such circumstances with leather jackets, peacoats, lace-up boots and rain boots. Therefore, one of my favorite pieces of clothing this fall has to be a peacoat; there are so many varieties and colors to choose from. Cold weather doesn’t leave Fashionistas with that many choices but make sure to stock up on jackets and rain boots so you’re prepared for absolutely anything. This Fashionista went with a black pea coat, fashionable black boots and a pair of dark wash jeans.

Name: Kylie Petlak

Major: Electrical Engineering

Year: Freshman

CollegeFashionista: Where do you usually shop?

Kylie Petlak: Urban Outfitters is one of my favorite stores. I also love shopping at thrift stores, mainly Salvation Army. 

CF: What’s your favorite item out of all the clothes that you owe?

KP: My favorite item is a tie between all of my dresses… I have a million and I wear them year-round. You can always make them look different with different accessories and layers. 

CF: What country/city’s style do you most adore and why?

KP: I like the style of Wicker Park the most; everyone is so attractive there!

How To: Pick out your favorite jacket or coat and pair it with your favorite pair of boots. This Fashionista went with a simple pair of jeans but you can always spice it up with a pair or printed leggings or bright pants. A lot of things go with black so if you want something dressier, go for prints and colors.


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