Fashionista Spotlight

Sometimes, less is more. Whenever I am unsure about what to wear I always turn to my basics: a white V-neck, dark wash jeans and my Steve Madden leopard flats to spice it up. So I was thrilled to see someone embracing simplicity as much as I do. It was questionable whether or not it was going to rain that day, so this Fashionista threw on a pair of Hunter wellies and hit the pavement for class. With the humid, warm weather around, a sweater or jacket was not necessary and the V-neck filled the void perfectly.

Name: Katie Eckert

Major: Community Health

Year: Senior

CollegeFashionista: Where do you rely on for your basics?

Katie Eckert: I love H&M and Zara for solid basics. They aren’t too overpriced so I get a good fit and quality without spending too much money.

CF: How would you describe your personal style?

KE: I would say I like the classics with a little modern twist. I like to add modern flare to my classic wardrobe.

CF: What is your go-to basic staple?

KE: Definitely my jewelry. I love my two rings that I am wearing as well as my silver bangle I have had since I was a kid.

How To: When wearing the basics, it is good to invest in them. I always splurge on the basics because it is what I wear the most and longest. Many may make fun of me for spending $70 on a white V-neck, but little do they know that I will have it forever. Take the Alexander Wang basic white T-shirt. Most would never spend that much on a T-shirt but you know if you buy it, you will have it forever. Sometimes it’s worth the splurge.


Explore the latest trends and fashion happening on college campuses around the world.
Hear from today's tastemakers and trendsetters. Get inspired. Style On.





Shop the Look