Fashionista Spotlight

Plaid, sequins, denim, bright shoes, a hat, patterned bag AND a statement necklace?! There’s a lot going on in this outfit but she’s rocking it. This Fashionista is fun and fearless when it comes to fashion and there’s no better time to show off her playful style than on a beautiful spring day in NYC. Her accessories — the hat, necklace and bag — are really pulling her outfit together. Pops of of yellow and pink are sprinkled throughout her look, making for eye-catching details that are further layered with the outfit’s contrasting textures. Find out more about this Fashionista below!

Name: Shammara Lawrence

Year: Freshman

Major: Fashion Journalism/Gender Studies

CollegeFashionista: How would you describe your style?

ShammaraLawrence: Very funky and outgoing. My favorite designers are Vivienne Westwood and Betsey Johnson so I take a lot of inspiration from them.

CF: What do you like about those two designers?

SL: Well besides fashion they’re always doing things for a cause. Vivienne Westwood is always doing political stuff for her line and Betsey Johnson is always doing things for cancer — being that she did have breast cancer.

CF: What trends are you into this season?

SL: Wow, I don’t actually follow trends! I’m a big art lover and I usually get my fashion styles from art because I think fashion is a mirror of all of the art world. So I don’t really follow trends. I don’t even know what’s the color for this upcoming season…

CF: What’s your favorite season for fashion?

SL: Spring. It would have to be spring.

CF: Where do you shop?

SL: I thrift a lot and if I’m not thrifting you can catch me in Patricia Fields. Her boutique is near here and I go there often. And Betsey Johnson, I used to go to her store but it’s closed now so I buy a lot of her stuff online.

How To: To emulate this Fashionista’s outgoing style, play with accessories and color. Rock a statement necklace like this tortoise flower necklace from J.Crew and throw on boldly colored loafers like this teal Dolce Vita pair. As for a hat, go for something neutral and simple especially if your necklace is multicolored. Finally, tote your things around in a fun, patterned carryall like this panther rose shopper from Topshop. Happy accessorizing!



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