The rain in Philadelphia is normally a downer, but I spotted this Fashionista leaving her dorm in an outfit perfect for a rainy day. While most are donning yoga pants and oversized sweatshirts for midterms week, Sarah opts to dress up a little bit. With her Suzabelle raincoat, Banana Republic tank top and button-down and Anthropologie jeans, this Fashionista is ready for the day.
Name: Sarah Thomas
Major: Psychology and History
CollegeFashionista: What is your favorite piece in your closet and why?
Sarah Thomas: My cream, blue and gray Norwegian pullover that I bought last semester when I was abroad. It's my favorite colors (neutral tones) and easy to throw on top of anything and still look put together.
CF: Who is your fashion icon and why?
ST: I don't only admire her for her fashion, but I've had a huge girl crush on Zooey Deshanel since her days as Jovie in the movie “Elf.” She wears a lot of vintage stuff but puts her own twist on it, and always manages to look adorable and grown up all at once.
CF: How do you model your style after him/her?
ST: I think a lot of Zooey's look is about the smaller, feminine details, which I love. I'm usually instantly obsessed with any item of clothing that has a bow, lace, pleats, ruffles, cute buttons or a Peter Pan collar. She also wears a lot of high-waist skirts, which I also love.
How To: I think Sarah said it all with purchasing items from abroad. It is important to come back with pieces and accessories that remind you of your time away. Who wouldn't want a Russian fur hat? According to this Fashionista, not many people venture to Russia, let alone bring home an authentic Russian hat. It is important to save your money abroad and buy things that are meaningful to you.