Fashionista Spotlight

Sometimes great accessories can completely define your ensemble. When walking home from class, I spotted this Fashionista rocking some awesome accessories over a rather basic outfit. If it weren’t for her fun accessories, her outfit wouldn’t have popped and appeared so fun and preppy. This Fashionista wore a black basic tank top with black capri pants and an oversized beige sweater. Her orange kate spade necklace and earrings added a bit of color to her more neutral outfit. Her Tory Burch flats and Betsey Johnson watch made her ensemble appear rather preppy. This Fashionista’s fun accessory choices made for a cute preppy and chic look that anyone could rock!

Name: Lauren Brooks

Major: Hotel and Restaurant Management

Year: Sophomore

CollegeFashionista: Tell me about what you’re wearing? 

Lauren Brooks: My sweater and tank top are from Target and my black capri pants are from Ross. I paired my outfit with Tory Burch flats, kate spade jewelry and a Betsey Johnson watch. 

CF: How would you say living Flagstaff, Arizona has inspired your style? 

LB: Living in Flagstaff has prompted me to wear a lot more oversized sweaters. I like oversized sweaters because they give me the warmth of a sweatshirt or jacket but they appear much more stylish. Plus, I can dress them up or down! 

CF: If you could describe your style in one word, what would it be? 

LB: I would say classic. I usually wear a lot of basic pieces and then pair them with classic statement jewelry to vamp them up. 

CF: If you could have any celebrity’s closet, whose would it be?

LB: Definitely Jennifer Aniston. I feel like Jennifer Aniston constantly has chic ensembles that are stylish but still simple and basic.  

CF: What is one item you cannot live without? 

LB: My white Sperry Top-Siders. They’re such a great basic shoe that goes with pretty much any outfit! 

How To: This Fashionista pulled off an adorably preppy outfit by just pairing a few bold accessories together! To let the spotlight shine on your accessories, you’ll need to pick out a more basic outfit. Start with a neutral color tank top, this could be black, beige or white. Then, pair your tank top with a pair of black leggings or dark jeans. Next, if you need a bit of warmth, pick out a neutral oversized sweater or a jean jacket. Choose a basic pair of flats or oxfords to add some preppy inspiration to you ensemble like this Fashionista. Now comes the fun part, choose some great accessories! You can pick a bold statement necklace with bangles or a bright scarf, big earrings and a watch. The neutral colors of your ensemble will help highlight your fun accessories, this way you’ll be looking chic in no time!


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