Fashionista Spotlight

Individuality is an essential factor when you’re in college. It sets you aside from others and helps you grow as an individual. As you move forward in life, it teaches you to think outside of boxes and how to avoid the boring norm. I absolutely admire those who are willing to show their own creativity. Truthfully, it’s easy to follow the “look.” But it fascinates me that there’s only a handful of those who take the extra step to represent their diversity.  I was just astonished by the way this Fashionista used a color scheme and printed tights to convey her fun personality.

Name: Martha Charles

Major: Pre-Pharmacy

Year: Freshman

CollegeFashionista: What are you wearing and who is it made by?

Martha Charles: A jumble of pieces. I am wearing a Peter Pan collar blouse layered underneath a gray sweater, a skirt, polka-dotted tights, mustache socks and suede flats. All of these are made by American Apparel.

CF: What inspires your style?

MC: My style can vary a lot. I’ll go through some things that are kinda like grungy/tomboy to something similar to this outfit. It’s how I am feeling that day; I don’t really have an inspiration, I just wear whatever I think is really nice. I really love wearing socks and sweaters.

CF: What is your favorite season to dress for and why?

MC: It’s definitely early fall when it starts to cool down, so I have the option of wearing jeans and shorts. I guess I have a lot more variety to dress in.

CF: What style advice would you have for other students?

MC: Stop dressing like Han Solo *laughs* I don’t know, I feel like they dress like that because everyone else is doing it. You know, brown cowboy boots do not go with a black dress!

CF: If you could raid any celebrity’s closet, who would it be and why?

MC: I would have to say Cara Delevingne. I have an obsession with her. I love what she wears! She always has beanies on, and I am a big fan of those. I just love her fashion and that’s her job so she always has trendy stuff!

CF: If you had five minutes to change, what is your go-to outfit?

MC: My go-to outfit, if I only had five minutes, would be the grungy/tomboy style. I would wear skinny jeans with some really funky socks, slip-on Vans, a graphic T-shirt and flannel outerwear. 

How To: Recreating this look is as easy as one, two, three! Pick out a black and white Peter Pan collar blouse and layer it underneath a cute graphic sweater. The sweater can have animals or phrases as long as it gives your look a feminine touch. Add a black skirt, bold printed tights and place patterned socks with it. Lastly add suede flats and you’ve created a similar look!


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