Amongst a sea of sweats and black North Face jackets, this Fashionista made a bright statement on a cold and dreary day. It was a surprising look that I found quite appealing. She color blocked a winter look and played up a cute button-down chiffon dress. This Fashionista displayed effortless style and upheld a feminine figure underneath a sturdy peacoat with a skinny belt synched at her waist. She proves that winter, just like the other seasons, is nothing less than another opportunity to play with colors, prints and patterns.
Name: Carleigh Ladden-Stirling
Major: Early Childhood Development
CollegeFashionista: How would you describe your style in three words?
Carleigh Ladden-Stirling: Comfortable, timeless and fun.
CF: How have you developed your style in college?
CL: My style has been pretty consistent over the past two years, however I do try to play more with color especially in the winter. A lot of people lose color in the winter and I like to avoid that. I also look for clothes with more details like patterns and lace.
CF: Are there any particular trends you are looking forward to this winter?
CL: I’m looking for a big comfy circle scarf right now. Also, I’m looking for something fun for the holidays, something with sequins like maybe a sequins sweater I could dress up for the holidays.
CF: What is one item that you could not live without?
CL: A white T-Shirt. It’s so basic and there are endless ways to dress it up.
CF: Could you describe what you’re wearing?
CL: A coral dress from H&M, a blue cardigan with a elbow pad also from H&M, diamond patterned tights from Betsey Johnson and a pair of vintage ankle boots I got from my mom.
How To: To recreate this look it is all about femininity. Pair a brightly colored button-down chiffon dress like this one from LuLu's with a cardigan that has a funky elbow patch. Finish it off with tights in a cool pattern and you will be looking effortlessly chic underneath your black winter coat.