Fashionista Spotlight

Amidst the gloomy Wisconsin weather this Fashionista found a way to display color in the midst of the morning. The pops of color stood out to me in contrast to her all-black attire. One would not be surprised that coincidentally she is one of the officers of UW’s own La Mode Fashion Club. Being a Fashionista, she definitely predicts upcoming trends with ease.

Name: Melinda Wang

Major: Biochemistry

Year: Junior

CollegeFashionista: How would you describe your style?

Melinda Wang: I would describe my style as feminine yet fierce.

CF: What are you wearing today?

MW: I am wearing an H&M coat, Topshop floral top, Target pleather shorts, shoes from Urban Outfitters and my bag is from ALDO. 

CF: Who or what inspires your fashion decisions?

MW: My grandma inspires me. She taught me how to sew and she always chooses clothing items for me that I wouldn’t have given a second glance at, but then I end up loving! 

CF: What are some of your favorite places to shop?

MW: I usually love shopping at Zara, H&M, Forever 21, Topshop, NASTY GAL, ASOS and Urban Outfitters.  

CF: What is your favorite accessory and why?

MW: My favorite accessory is a pretty, roomy school bag that would fit all my notebooks, technology, textbooks and anything else I need. My whole life is probably currently in my bag! 

How To: To attain this Fashionista’s edgy look, pair some leather shorts and black tights for a lasting impression. To add some femininity to this look, wear a leather skirt instead of shorts. What truly pulls this look together is her long black coat and statement bag, both a go-to for walking around school all day.


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