Fashionista Spotlight

There are many uniforms in the world, but the one I gravitate to constantly is a white T-shirt and a pair of jeans. Call me basic, but the simplicity and versatility of this uniform are just one of the many reasons why it’s a favorite of mine. It’s practically become my second skin and for that, I’ve become an offender for outfit repeating, seeing how I can wear it for days on end. The key to mastering it, however, is to have your style shine vicariously through your accessories, similar to what this Fashionista did.

During finals week, the last thing on most people’s minds is what to wear. However, this Fashionista’s take on the timeless pairing of a white tee and dark-wash jeans is a refreshing and acceptable substitute to leggings and hoodies. Worn with black booties, a camo clutch and a statement necklace as bold as one of Dannijo’s creations, the ensemble is instantly dressed up and anything but “normcore.” When in doubt, a white T-shirt and some denim will save you the time and effort of putting an outfit together and as the school year ends, time becomes a precious commodity.

Name: Susanna Yudkin

Year: Sophomore

Major: Public Relations and Sociology minor

CollegeFashionista: As a public relations major, how does fashion play a role?

Susanna Yudkin: Part of public relations is presenting yourself in a way that makes a statement while being approachable. This is definitely true for fashion. PR people know that impressions are everything, and it’s important to portray yourself in a way that speaks well to who you are and what you represent.

CF: Would you work in the fashion industry if the opportunity presented itself?

SY: I would love to work in the fashion industry; not as a designer or stylist necessarily, but as someone who works behind the scenes. Fashion itself is a way of public relations, and to plan fashion shows or publicize designers would be an incredible way to join those two worlds.

CF: How do you see your sense of style evolving in the future?

SY: Recently, I’ve been into simple clothing rather than the more outlandish things. Also, I’ve been going to a lot of job interviews so I’ve had to start developing my professional style. It’s hard! I want to look classy but keep my personality in my clothing. But when I get home from work, I’m all the more excited to put on my more grungy clothes, so I’m expecting a lot more contrast in my daytime to nighttime looks.

CF: Name five basics every girl should have in her closet.

SY: The perfect jeans that won’t stretch out throughout the day, buttery leather jacket, ankle boots, the perfect sunglasses and lots of jewelry.

How To: Breaking down this outfit to recreate it is certainly simpler than studying for that dreaded final. As I’m sure there are white T-shirts, pairs of dark-wash jeans and pairs of black booties already present in your closet, the fun is to be had in choosing your accessories. With a statement necklace and patterned clutch, this ensemble can go from studying all day to a much-needed dinner with friends.


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