Fashionista Spotlight

Sometimes in life, simplicity goes a long way. The same can be said about fashion. When I saw this Fashionista minimally dressed in her coat, scarf, boots and jeans, I realized that the days in which my ensemble is comprised of such simple elements are ones I feel most relaxed.

Name: Sophia Cho

Major: Finance and Supply Chain Management

Year: Junior

CollegeFashionista: Where are your favorite places to shop?

Sophia Cho: Honestly, it depends on my budget. When I’m feeling budget conscious, I like to go to Forever 21 and H&M. Otherwise, some of my other favorite retailers are Banana Republic, Express and Zara.

CF: Describe your personal style.

SC: My style’s a little hard to define. I’m not too girly but if I do decide to wear something more feminine, I like to contrast the girlyness with something rocker-ish or a leather jacket. But, I’m not too edgy either. I like when outfits look clean-cut, sophisticated and business casual.

CF: Which celebrities do you look to for style inspiration?

SC: Even though I don’t necessarily dress like them, Jessica Alba and Jennifer Aniston always look so put together and they’re sure of their own style, which I think is admirable.

CF: How do you feel like your style has changed since your freshman year?

SC: My style’s definitely more refined and less all over the place, if that makes sense. I pay more attention to what I wear in class. Instead of just wearing jeans and a T-shirt, for example, I’m more inclined to wear a nice blouse and jeans. I think it’s becoming more important to look more presentable as you get older.

How To: These next few weeks we’re bogged down with finals. Make fashion easy for yourself and stick to the basics. Wear this coat over this Ruche top and jeans from Madewell. With brown boots like these and a stunning loop scarf like this, you’re definitely on your way to acing your finals in style!


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