Fashionista Spotlight

This East Coast Fashionista was spotted on campus rocking an edgy monochromatic ensemble that looked effortlessly chic. She paired a gorgeous olive green wrap dress with black leather knee-high boots and a black motorcycle jacket. She then accessorized these basic pieces with an Alexander McQueen skull printed scarf and a studded Alexander Wang bag. This Fashionista knows that less is more and keeps to a minimalistic style that is timeless and fashion-forward. She also keeps her style fresh and interesting by mixing different textures and polishing off her look with a bold red lip or a studded accessory.

Name: Taylor Bernard

Major: International Relations

Year: Junior

CollegeFashionista: Tell us about what you are wearing today.

Taylor Bernard: I am wearing a Leith dress with Arturo Chiang boots and a Tinsel jacket. I accessorized with an Alexander McQueen scarf and [Alexander Wang] purse.

CF: Who is your favorite designer and why?

TB: My favorite designer is Pierre Balmain because he designs high-quality leather pieces and has beautiful embroidery.

CF: Where do you draw your fashion inspiration from?

TB: I draw my fashion inspiration from designers I follow on social media sites including Nicole Richie and the Olsen twins. I also follow blogs like The Coveteur and Atlantic Pacific.

 CF: How has the East Coast influenced your personal style?

TB: The East Coast has definitely help me develop an edgy and monochromatic style. I always wear structured, dark pieces and sometimes add in a pop of red.

 CF: What is your favorite spring trend?

TB: I love mixing pastels with nude.

How To: To recreate this look you will need some key basic pieces that are both versatile and timeless. First, a form-fitting wrap dress is a must-have item because it can accentuate your curves and highlight your waistline. James Perse makes one that comes in both black and forest green which you can find at Nordstrom. You will also need a black motorcycle jacket or if you want to go for a lighter color scheme, you can pair the dress with a nude leather jacket. Lastly, you can find affordable knee-high boots from Steve Madden. If you want to splurge, Alexander Wang makes a  black leather boot that is beautifully made and well worth the extra expense. However, you can also pair this outfit with a neutral strappy sandal for warmer weather. For accessories, add on a skull scarf like this Fashionista or dress it up with a gold statement necklace.


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