Fashionista Spotlight

Polka-dots? Check. Stripes? Check. These are the two patterns that remain consistently popular, season after season. However, most people overtly prefer one or the other and choose to wear only stripes, or only spots. Once I saw this Fashionista walking on campus, it became clear that mixing patterns is a wise choice that only the most fashion-forward will make.

Name: Meghan Jackson

Major: Integrated Marketing Communications

Year: Junior

CollegeFashionista: Where is your outfit from?

Meghan Jackson: I am wearing a sweater and skirt from Forever 21 with leggings from Dillards, complimented by white tube socks and combat boots from Journeys.

CF: Where do you look for fashion inspiration?

MJ: When I don't know exactly what I want to wear I use this app on my iPhone called StyleTag. The trending wall is so inspirational because people from all over post their outfits to showcase their own unique style. Then I match their ideas with pieces I already own out of my closet to create different looks each day!

CF: How would you describe your personal style?

MJ: I describe my style as simple yet daring. I am not afraid to try different ideas for an outfit with pieces by mixing and matching patterns, prints, etc. What might look un-wearable and outdated to some I'll find an outfit for it and rock it with confidence!

CF: Would you describe yourself as a Fashionista?

MJ: I wouldn't describe myself as a 'Fashionista' exactly, I just love clothes and the different looks that can be created to show my personality as an individual. I have my down days where it is just leggings and a big T-shirt with my oh-so-comfy Uggs and a scarf.

CF: What's your favorite trend this season?

MJ: Leggings! I absolutely adore the idea of a different patterned or solid pair of leggings the help complete the outfit. I say this because this trend is very versatile when it comes to wearing dresses, sweaters or even over-sized dolman blouses. And they can be paired with any type of boots. When I wear outfits like this I call it ‘Warm Cutie!’

CF: Who is your fashion icon or inspiration?

MJ: My style icon is none other than Teyana Taylor. We are around the same age so I admire her boldness with fashion. Her style is phenomenal and speaks to females of my generation with her versatility in what she wears. Her style can range from ‘MEGASuperstar’ designer clothes to the average girl in her ‘LOVE PINK’ sweats. Hands down she is killing the game from head to toe!

How To: Meghan’s bold look works because she kept it in a simple color scheme. To mix it up a little, try pairing this metallic skirt with an oversized striped shirt. Complete your outfit with combat-inspired boots that can be dressed up or down and worn with any outfit.


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