Fashionista Spotlight

The semester is buckling down, and more students are studying material for classes as final exams get closer. This week's Fashionista may be spending more time in the library these days, but her vibrant prints are anything but quiet. 

Name: Caroline Wood

Year: Junior

Major: Chemical Engineering

CollegeFashionista: What are you wearing today?

CW: I got my shoes from Gap, my shirt is Express, my pants from Ann Taylor Loft and my necklace at Banana Republic. I just bought these pants, and I really like them. My mom and I saw the printed pants trend in a magazine, and when I went shopping, they started to pop up everywhere. They’re kind of like corduroy—which I’ve also been seeing a lot of lately—but a lot thinner and really comfortable.

CF: Name a fashion trend you’d like to see disappear.

CW: High-waisted shorts! They’re unflattering to most people. Also, not a big fan of see-through and shredded shirts.

CF: How would you describe your personal style?

CW: Classy with an edge—most of the time.

CF: Describe what you would wear on a typical day of class.

CW: A tank top with a blazer, skinny jeans, boots and a necklace.

CF: Do you have a style icon? If you could raid anyone’s closet, who would it be?

CW: I’d say Michelle Obama. She is the epitome of classy. I would raid her closet because the majority of what she wears is J. Crew, my favorite brand.

CF: What are three essential pieces in your closet you think everyone should own?

CW: Everyone should invest in a nice pair of boots, a cropped jacket and some cords (skirts/pants).

How to: Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and I don't know about you, but I'm thankful a go-to leopard flat will never go out of style. This Fashionista plays up the season's earthy tones with lively animal prints and neutral colors to balance it out. Try this classic pointed flat from Steve Madden to add pizazz to any casual ensemble. London Fashion Week debuted the upcoming spring trend of printed pants, and you can find a bevy of them at Zara, like these textured trousers. To top it all off, a basic collared button-down, like this solid-colored sleeveless top from Piperline, will complete a look that can't be tamed.


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