Fashionista Spotlight

As the saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers,” and this seems to be true for the start of the spring season. When it rains, my first response is to stay under the covers and pretend like there isn’t a day to take on; this Fashionista shows us how to effectively trek through a rainy day. She was spotted in a trench coat and derby hat to take on the battle.

Name: Molly De Angelis-Jimenez

Year: Junior

Major: Fashion Merchandising

CollegeFashionista: How would you describe your personal style?

Molly De Angelis-Jimenez: I like very vintage and very preppy looks; other days (most days) I like to wear rough around the edges looks with heels, metal accents and a leather veil, but mixing it with those preppy looks.

CF: What current trend are you most excited about?

MD: Long full vintage skirts; it takes a confident women to look sexy in a long skirt. Anyone can throw on a stretch knit mini and be considered “sexy.”

CF: Who/what inspires your wardrobe?

MD: Famous fashion icons, art, K-Pop stars ( I know it’s weird but it’s true) and different eras in time. Today I went for a simple jean and top with a trench and feathered hat to give it a little something less boring.

CF: What does fashion mean to you?

MD: Everything! It expresses my mood and creativity. I have a ton of creativity to go around so I try to put it into everything I do; even if its something small and not very significant, like my iPhone wallpaper.

How To: This look is very easily to execute! Trench coats are perfect for rainy days since they are made of waterproof material. There are many trench coats to fit any style from structured to flowy. Also, there are coats with patterns and various colors to add some color to those gray days. Once you have a trench coat that is suitable to your style, you can top off the look with a hat or not, whichever. Another item I think is truly necessary for a rainy day look is a pair of rain boots. What would a rainy day be like without splashing through some puddles?



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