Fashionista Spotlight

On my way to the library to return some books, I suddenly felt something I hadn’t felt in a long time (a long time being approximately three months). I felt cold.
To be precise, I felt the whisper of a chilly fall breeze. It was only the subtlest of hints of what will inevitably come in the next month or two, but it was enough to make me start talking to myself aloud like a crazy person lamenting in my head.

No. Please no. Please don’t let this be true. Summer can’t be over yet. Please don’t…

And then I saw her pants. I instantly switched from my lament to singing “Drops of Jupiter.” I promise I’m not crazy…

Name: Anna Leopold
School: University of Chicago Lab School
Year: High School Senior
Potential Major: Environmental Science or Psychology

College Fashionista: What have you been doing this summer and where would you like to go to college next year?
Anna Leopold: I’ve mainly been traveling and going on college visits. My top two choices are schools in California and Oregon.

CF: Can you tell me about what you’re wearing?
AL: Black cotton tank; pants from Belmont Army thrift store, Frye boots from Nordstrom, bracelets from travels, friends, and music festivals, and ring from Italy from my boyfriend.

CF: What’s your style mostly like?
AL: I tend to do a lot of thrifting, so a lot of unique thrift store finds and great vintage pieces.

How To: This is the second Fashionista I’ve interviewed who has cited scouring thrift and vintage stores to create a simultaneously trendy and personalized wardrobe. And she looks out of this world! Galaxy prints made their debut in Christopher Kane’s 2011 Resort Collection, but two years later they are still stealing the blogging and fashion scenes. To rock your own intergalactic look (found herehere, eBay, or DIY), pair yours with a simple black T-shirt and distressed boots like this Fashionista for a casual vibe. Ethnic jewelry and deep violet nails complete her look. For a more fall-appropriate look, add a leather jacket and suede booties. Train said it best: “With drops of Jupiter in her hair; she acts like summer and walks like rain; reminds me that there's time to change.” The weather’s changing and maybe so should we…or at least our wardrobes should.


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