FASHIONISTA SPOTLIGHT: Julia Ratcliffe

Fashionista Spotlight

What better way to be comfortable and stylish than to wear a bright maxi like this Fashionista? Maxi dresses happen to be the easiest piece to accessorize. By adding some jewelry and even a jacket, an ordinary maxi becomes your own and looks complete. You can maximize your style with a maxi by easily dressing it up or down. This Fashionista adds the perfect boho style to her green maxi, especially with the lace headband. The possibilities are endless when it comes to accessorizing but take some cues from this Fashionista. 

Name: Julia Ratclife

Major: Business

Year: Sophomore

CollegeFashionista: How would you describe your everyday style?

Julia Ratcliffe: Everyday I usually like to keep it pretty simple and comfy, but I usually like to have one thing that's colorful or eye catching.

CF: What is your favorite way to dress up your maxi dresses?

JR: I love using lots of accessories to dress up maxi skirts and dresses, like long necklaces and lots of bangles.

CF: What is on your shopping list for spring?

JR: On my shopping list for spring are a pair of brightly colored wedges.

CF: What is one item in your closet you cannot live without and why?

JR: I can't live without my gold bangles, I feel like they go well with anything.

CF: What trend would you love to follow for the spring?

JR: I want to get more pastel-colored dresses and skinny jeans for the spring.

How To: Maxi dresses are seen everywhere which makes shopping for them easy and fun. There are many different styles, fabrics and prints to choose from but going with a cotton maxi allows for easily dressing it up or down. A great trend for maxi dresses this spring is the high-low combination. This style is great if you want to show more of your fun wedges or flats, or just to change your style and try something new. Even a tie-dye print looks great combined with any sort of jewelry, especially a necklace with a great pop of color. Finally, add a jean jacket to the mix to dress it down or a cropped blazer to make the look more professional. Maxi dresses are esssential for every Fashionista's spring style.  

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