Fashionista Spotlight

As the fall semester has started up in full swing here in Blacksburg, Virginia Tech’s Fashionistas are out in full force. Many students can be seen wearing sundresses here on campus, as they are easy to be active in while keeping you cool. Throwing on a dress is a simple way to look polished while on the go. This Fashionista caught my eye because her maxi dress showed off a bold pattern. She looked stylish while making a good impression within her first few days of classes.

Name: Colleen Howell

Major: Business Marketing

Year: Sophomore

CollegeFashionista: Describe what you’re wearing.

Colleen Howell: I am wearing a Maxi dress from Nordstrom Rack with colorful tribal patterns. I love wearing maxi dresses because they are easy to wear and they work well for me because I am so tall. I am also wearing braided silver and nude sandals from DSW. I accessorized my outfit with a turquoise leaf shaped bangle from Charming Charlie and silver dangling earrings.

CF: Where is your favorite place to shop on a college budget?

CH: I really enjoy shopping at Forever 21, but Nordstrom Rack is also a favorite when shopping on a budget. I like that Forever21 has a wide variety of different styles and budding trends that are super cost effective. I also like that Nordstrom Rack has a selection of high quality clothes for a discounted price.

CF: What is your favorite staple item in your wardrobe?

CH: My favorite staple item would have to be a good pair of dark wash jeans. They are incredibly versatile and can be worn year round with all different types of tops, shoes and accessories. You can dress them up or make them look more casual and they just about work for every occasion.

How To: Maxi dresses have been a trend all summer. Wearing a maxi dress with bold accessories and a satchel or other bag is an easy way to achieve this Fashionista’s look. Add a pair of casual sandals or even wedges if you feel like dressing the outfit up more and you'll be ready to go.


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