This spring, I have been obsessed with a hot pink and navy color combination, so when I saw this Fashionista I knew I had to take a picture. This Fashionista dresses up her slouchy striped shirt and soft maxi skirt with a crisp navy blazer, which makes her outfit appropriate for both class and a night out. Maxi skirts are great because they are more sophisticated and flowy that a restricting body-con skirt. Hot pink adds the perfect pop of color that announces that warm weather has finally arrived.
Name: Andrea Amulic
Major: English & Psychology
CollegeFashionista: What do you love most about fashion?
Andrea Amulic: I love how fashion can both reflect and shape societal changes, like how the flappers of the 1920s developed a new style to express their femininity and independence.
CF: Do you have a particular color palette that you stick to?
AA: I tend to wear a lot of neutrals — mostly black, brown and navy — but I like to mix in bright pieces for a pop of color too.
CF: Who are some of your style icons?
AA: I think Alexa Chung and Olivia Palermo have great style. I also love Mary-Kate Olsen.
CF: What's something on your wishlist?
AA: I am in the market for some bright summer dresses.
CF: Has being abroad influenced your style?
AA: Absolutely! I studied abroad in Milan, which is one of the style capitals of the world, so it definitely influenced the way I think about fashion. The most important thing I learned was to buy high-quality basic pieces, because people in Milan value clothes and accessories that are well-made and timeless, and they take the “Made in Italy” label very seriously.
How To: It’s time to get to the store and buy yourself a maxi skirt! When searching for the perfect maxi skirt, ZARA is the place to go. I love this one because it is sheer, as well as this pleated skirt. This chiffon skirt from Urban Outfitters is a great option as well. It comes in a bright citrus color and lots of neutrals. Loose shirts look great tucked into maxi skirts, such as the artisan tee from Madewell.