Fashionista Spotlight

I spotted this Fashionista roaming around Birmingham, Alabama, the closest place to shop outside of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Her monochromatic outfit resembled that of Katniss Everdeen and I just had to stop her and ask her about her bad girl look.

Name: Melanie Gotz

Major: Business

Year: Senior

CollegeFashionista: How would you describe your style?

Melanie Gotz: A combo of urban and laid-back?

CF: Where do you look to for fashion inspiration?

MG: I try to switch it up between popular styles of different decades.

CF: What spring trends are you looking forward to?

MG: I’ve never really looked into what the next big seasonal trend is, so a spring trend I look forward to has been pretty consistent over the years. I get to ditch my restrictive pants, big coat and miserable shivers in exchange for a tank and shorts that let me freely boogie under the sun.

CF: Where are your favorite places to shop?

MG: Honestly, the broke college kid mentality set in for me around age 15, so a combo of thrift stores, Target and Forever 21 has helped me dress like a brand/designer guru for years.

How To: To get this look gather all the black and brown you own and layer! Combat boots are a must, and these by Steve Madden are the perfect Hunger Games-esque boots for city or class tromping. Throw on your favorite leather jacket and zip up a pair of sleek black jeans and you’re ready to roll.


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