The one day the sun decided to bless VCU's campus again with it's warmth before this cold winter brewing, this Fashionista took full advantage of it! She was strutting the campus with total confidence, and how could she not in this maxi skirt with a killer slit? Not many students can pull off a long maxi skirt with a crewneck top but this Fashionista achieved it quite well. If you're blessed to have beautiful weather year long on your campus and wondering how to incorporate those summer clothes into fall and winter, try this look. It gives you a nice contrast yet it all makes sense at the same time.
Name: Jordan Romero
CollegeFashionista: How would you describe your style in three words?
Jordan Romero: Different, comfortable, and funky!
CF: What inspires your style?
CF: My inspiration comes from my moods. I dress how I feel. Excessive use of colors and accessories or even just the use of one dramatic piece all sums up my happiness. If I pull out the sweatpants and dark colors, I usually feel some stress or frustration.
CF: What would you call a staple in your closet?
JR: Socks and unique jewelry. I have a collection of socks. You name it, I own it, printed socks, solid socks, knee highs, lace socks, and flat socks. Socks are my signature, everyday (even on bad day) I am wearing a pair of funky socks, usually on display for everyone to judge. Jewelry, I feel, makes all of my outfits. I prefer to wear gold, yet silver has been making its way back into my daily attire. I like big dramatic pieces, simple NEVER does the job. Unless it's a pair of diamond studs, simple is not the way to go, in my opinion.
CF: What do you think of VCU's fashion?
JR: I love VCU's fashion because it embodies all fashion. Hipster fashion, Goth fashion, Urban fashion, Preppy fashion, Vintage fashion, etc.
CF: Which fall trends are you looking forward to?
JR: A trend I noticed hasn't gotten too much attention is pairing gold and silver jewelry together. I am keeping my eye on that trend and hopping on it, as soon as I find keys pieces to pair together. Booties, leg warmers, leggings, oversized, layers, cardigans are all out-played every fall and winter.
CF: What are some of your favorite stores to shop in often?
JR: I love thrift stores and one of my best friend's EJ's closet. I love thrift stores because the older the clothes are the better and thicker the material. I love my friend EJ's closet because she has European clothes that are to die for. She has traveled quite a bit over these past years (Spain, Korea, Switzerland, Morocco, etc..)and her shopping has helped my appearance more than I'd like to acknowledge. I got lucky with her moving in two doors down.
CF: Where did you get the ourfit you have on today?
JR: That skirt is actually a dress, a racer back solid blue maxi dress from Urban Outfitters. I got in on sale for $15.00! I fell in love with the thigh high slits on both sides and the racer back aspect, it slimmed me down.
CF: If you had to tell readers how to reiterate your style, what would you tell them?
JR: If any reader wanted to copy my style, go to the store, pick up the weirdest thing you see, buy it, pair it with crazy socks and a huge necklace or dramatic earrings, smile, and strut out the door.
How To: The high split on each side look may be great for dressing up as well. I know we're all getting ready for holiday parties and New Years is just around the corner as well, so try this new dramatic look and stand out. Also for this season, don't leave the crewnecks just up to the guys — incorporate the look into your outfit as well! To finish it off like this Fashionista, pair it with some edgy combat boots. Be sure to play with emblishments on your shoes this upcoming season. With everyone being ready for boot season, these emblishments are a sure way to differentiate yourself!