Nothing marks the spring season quite like a long floral skirt. Today’s Fashionista wears hers with a few layers to battle the windy day. The skirt gives her look a relaxed, bohemian feel while adding a splash of pattern too. I love how her army jacket and neutral scarf and shoes tone down her loud skirt and purple hoodie. This Fashionista is all about comfort when it comes to fashion, but as she demonstrates, you can still add some flair and style without feeling constricted. Read more about her below.
Name: Sari Kamin
Year: 3rd semester graduate student
Major: Food Studies
CollegeFashionista: You mentioned that your skirt is from Forever 21. What else are you wearing?
Sari Kamin: My shoes are TOMS; they’re my favorite shoes because they’re wedges but they’re super comfortable. I’m wearing a hoodie from American Apparel, a scarf from Urban Outfitters, the jacket is from a vintage boutique in Brooklyn and my bag is H&M.
CF: How would you describe your style?
SK: I really, really like to be comfortable but there’s definitely sort of a hippie influence to it and there’s definitely an awareness of fashion that comes into it, also. I like to mix and match styles.
CF: Do you have any favorite designers or trends?
SK: Not really. I generally wear a lot of long dresses because I find them to be really comfortable and you can do a lot of layering with them; outside trends don’t influence me as much as what I think is comfortable.
CF: Where do you shop?
SK: I shop pretty economically. I usually check out H&M, Forever 21 or Urban Outfitters, but then I find nicer pieces and will usually splurge once in a while.
How To: Let today’s Fashionista inspire you to drop those skirt hems all the way to the floor. There are so many different styles of maxi skirts that will allow you to pull off any look. For instance, this black and red striped skirt from J.Crew can be paired with a fitted white T-shirt for a look that’s casual chic. Or, make spring a little sexier with this sheer floral skirt from Topshop that will let you show off your legs without being too revealing. Finally, this pleated chiffon skirt from Forever 21 will go great with a top like a printed sleeveless denim shirt for a fresh, feminine look.