You can never go wrong with black. One of my favorite things about fashion is that this color will always be in. Black is chic, complementary to all body types and classic. This Fashionista did a great job of making this color pop by pairing her maxi dress with orange accents, a key shade for spring.
Name: Tara Vandygriff
Major: Public Relations and Spanish
Year: Graduated Senior
CollegeFashionista: Describe your personal style.
Tara Vandygriff: I like to think of my personal style as feminine, a nice mix of classic and trendy and definitely colorful!
CF: Who are your style inspirations?
TV: My style inspirations come from all over such as strangers on the street, bloggers like GabiFresh, and celebrities like Victoria Beckham, Adele and Michelle Obama. I think that confidence is an extremely important part of style, and Beyoncé is very much someone fierce I try to imitate.
CF: What is your favorite item in your closet?
TV: My favorite item in my closet? This is hard to answer because I have about seven dresses that I call my “favorite” dress. I think it changes but I have a purple satin clutch that was my grandmother’s that I really love and a flannel shirt that was my dad’s in college which is my go-to comfort clothing item.
CF: What is your favorite thing about fashion?
TV: My favorite thing about fashion is that it is a channel in which anyone can express themselves. Personal style tells who you are, where you’ve come from, what inspires you and who you want to be, all without saying a word. Personal style is a way to boost your self-confidence, creativity and presence in the world.
How To: This outfit can be easily accomplished at home. Find a black maxi dress at your favorite store. If you want to spice things up a bit, go for a dress with a chiffon bottom. Next pile on the accessories like your favorite necklace, bracelet and earrings.