Fashionista Spotlight

I’m not quite sure why it happens, but every time I tell myself I’m going to start my homework, I find myself watching Mad Men episodes on Netflix instead. As much as I love its plot, I have to admit that it’s the impeccable style showcased on the series that keeps me coming back for more. I was in for a treat when I spotted this week’s Fashionista looking picture perfect in her modern Mad Men-esque ensemble. With just the right touch of her compass necklace, tan sandals and oxblood (the color of the season!) belt, it’s no surprise learning about this Fashionsta's taste for all things timeless and beautiful.

Name: Becca Brooks

Major: Politics

Year: Senior

CollegeFashionista: How would you characterize your personal style?

Becca Brooks: I kind of like the vintage-romantic feel. I gravitate towards styles from the '40s and '50s.

CF: What are some of your favorite places to shop?

BB: 90% of my clothing is from Anthropologie because I love the romantic feel of its clothing. Actually, Free People just came out with a line of clothing with a romantic touc so I’m excited to check that out!

CF: What’s one trend you’re looking forward to wearing in the fall?

BB: The classic equestrian look is definitely a trend I’m excited to start wearing in the fall. I can’t wait to start wearing leather riding boots!

CF: If you could trade closets with a celebrity, who would it be?

BB: I’m really into style from the '40s so I would have to say Ingrid Bergman, with more of a romantic, flowy twist. For a contemporary celebrity, I'd definitely have to say Adele. Her style is so Mad Men chic!

CF: Since you don’t go to Rutgers, I’m curious to hear about your take on Rutgers fashion. How is style different here from your campus at Brandeis University, right outside of Boston?

BB: Well the few times I’ve visited, I’ve noticed that students here are proud to show off their school spirit with Rutgers apparel. At Brandeis, students tend to dress with more of a bohemian feel. Even though those are some generalizations on fashion at the two campuses, each person’s style varies within each school.

How To: If you’re like this Fashionista and are inspired by a classic feminine look, then consider Ruche your go-to online shopping destination. For an outfit that’s both parts flirty and chic, this dress paired with these burgundy heels will do the trick. Accessorize with this charming bottle necklace and this initial bangle to complete your delightfully sweet look.


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