Fashionista Spotlight

As finals season descends upon the BC campus, yoga pants and sweatshirts become the norm as students crowd the library. But despite the climate of stress, this week’s Fashionista shows how comfortable and casual can still be stylish and playful. With a short, flattering silhouette, her green dress adds a touch of holiday cheer and a flirty feminine feel to the look. Pairing her girly dress with polished brown leather boots and a chunky gray sweater gives the look neutral and sophisticated touches. This Fashionista interprets the oversized trend well, using her sweater to add stylish warmth and a fun contrast to her form fitting dress. Additionally, she adds a pop of color and a boho edge with her printed scarf. With burnt orange, soft green and rich brown, this Fashionista creates an earthy palette that works with the cozy texture of her pieces to craft a look with a rustic chic vibe. This country feel makes for a unique and girly take on winter’s staple pieces.

Name: Marilyn Petrowski

Major: Communications

Year: Junior

CollegeFashionista: How would you describe your personal style?

Marilyn Petrowski: I'd say overall my style is pretty feminine. Ultimately, I think the best looks are those that are effortless and chic.

CF: Who are your fashion influences?

MP: I love reading a lot of fashion sites, like CollegeFashionista, as well as looking at photo blogs.

CF: What are some of your current favorite trends?

MP: I'm really into the current trend of peplum dresses. They're so flattering and elegant and can be dressed up or down.

CF: What is a staple piece in your wardrobe?

MP: Big sweaters are a staple piece in my wardrobe this time of the year. I love nothing more than a big, cozy sweater that also looks stylish.

CF: What are your favorite stores to shop in?

MP:  I love CUSP by Neiman Marcus and for some edgier pieces I shop at Free People.

How To: To get this Fashionista’s stylish look, try a fun green dress with an oversized sweater and classic leather boots.


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