Fashionista Spotlight

Living in the Midwest calls for sudden weather changes and the difficult decision of knowing exactly what’s appropriate to wear. I’ve lived in the Midwest for my whole life and I’m still not adjusted to this weather. It’s common for the weather to have sunshine one minute then be raining and cold the next. Most of the time, I’m tempted to sport my classic black leggings but I’ve started to branch out the definition of “comfy-chic.” Either, it’s jeggings or slouchy sweatpants — I try to switch up the look and take risks. I spotted this adorable Fashionista brightening up the moody Milwaukee weather, and perfectly defining “comfy-chic.” She slipped on her rain boots of choice, purple Hunter Boots, and threw on a military jacket with adorable patch detailing. Not to mention, she had a delicate, trendy, vintage sweater that’s adorable and from her trendy grandma! See what this Fashionista’s fashion inspiration is all about!

Name: Lauren (Lo) Holman

Major: Public Relations

Year: Junior

CollegeFashionista: What are you wearing on this rainy day?

Lauren Holman: The coat is from Topshop, the sweater is vintage, I got it from my Nana’s closet. Pants that are light denim jeggings are from Express. Boots are Hunter Boots’ original tall in Aubergine. Lipstick is Diva, red matte lipstick (always fun to add color on a drab day).

CF: Which celebrity’s closet would you raid? 

LH: Wow, I am kinda stumped on that one. I really only pay attention to celebrity’s style during award season. I do love Kerry Washington and Jennifer Lawrence’s style on the red carpet, but if we are considering this from a more casual perspective, I find a lot of my inspiration from photographs and my Nana’s closet. I love everything about vintage and unique clothing, she is kinda an idol in my eyes so I guess that she would be more of my celebrity. 

CF: Where do you find yourself shopping when you’re trying to find something trendy?

LH: Topshop is my absolute go to. I also love Urban Outfitters as well.

CF: What’s one piece of fashion advice you’d give your fellow Golden Eagles? 

LH: The best thrift stores are that located in your grand’s closets. About half of my closet is vintage and came from both my Papa’s, Nana’s and great-grandmother’s wardrobe. There are pieces and accessories that are incredibly unique, yet still trendy and are in impeccable shape. 

How To: If you’re stuck with non-cooperative weather like Milwaukee, Wisconsin this Fashionista sure knows how to take on the weather with style. The best thing about having a military jacket is that it’s a very versatile piece and finding one isn’t difficult. Speaking of versatile, you can’t go wrong with your classic, colorful Hunter Boots. This Fashionista threw on her adorable, purple Hunter Boots that complemented her green military jacket perfectly. If you’re looking for a more sturdy boot. The Sperry Top-Sider Alpine Boot is more ideal when the slush starts to appear. Don’t be afraid to take over your grandparent’s closet — vintage finds are the best finds. They’re inexpensive and you’ll be surprised how much style your grandparents had. This Fashionista had everything right from the dark red lip color to the boot — she took on Milwaukee’s weather like a pro and looked fabulous while doing it!


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