Quirky, cool and classy is how I would describe this Fashionista’s sense of style. She somehow manages to combine mixed prints, a comic strip-inspired T-shirt and a pair of sharp Oxfords to create an outfit full of character. I love how she incorporates lots of different colours and keeps it simple and fun. She also gets bonus points for rocking a Batman pin!
Name: Stine Danielle
CollegeFashionista: How would you describe your style?
Stine Danielle: In the easiest way that I can, I like to describe my style as eclectic. It’s a mix of Sofia Coppola’s The Virgin Suicides, Wes Anderson’s the Royal Tenenbaums, '60s mod and '70s trendy school teacher all together. I really do love mixing it up.
CF: What are some of your wardrobe staples?
SD: I would have to say anything with a pop of colour, a weird texture or an interesting print. Besides that, a little accessory that catches the eye is definitely a staple. I tend to go for buttons in that case to show off something or someone that I appreciate or admire.
CF: Where do you get your fashion inspiration?
SD: For her refreshing and untamed, oh-so-retro, bright Crayola-coloured style, my main source of inspiration is Shirley Kurata. Other notable sources of inspiration include Tavi Gevinson of Rookie, Iris Apfel and Anna Piaggi (because why wouldn't a former editor of Italian Vogue who also happened to be Karl Lagerfeld’s muse in the '60s and '70s be an inspiration?!). It is through their influence as fabulous women that I’ve learned to always wear what I want in whatever way that I want—forever.
CF: If money weren't an issue, what one item would you love to splurge on?
SD: I would love to splurge on any item from Creature of the Wind’s fall/winter 2012 collection. It’s the physical embodiment of all things that I love in clothes—the patchwork, use of colour and the overall feeling of a folksy-fantastic world is amazing.
CF: What season do you get more excited to dress for and why?
SD: Spring, simply because it’s my favourite season and I’ll no longer have to substitute my dresses, skirts and heels for layers of clothing, bulky coats and heavy snow boots.
How To: Start off with a casual white T-shirt featuring a retro-style illustration. If you’re not sure where to find your perfect tee, you could try stores that do custom T-shirt design printing. Next, add a long patterned skirt and a striped short-sleeved cardigan. Then throw on a pair of coloured tights and a sleek pair of two-toned Oxfords. Top it all off with a colourful headband to complete the look!