As the new year begins, I can’t help but look forward to my upcoming graduation and envision where I see myself going in 2014. Thinking back on the past four years of my college career, it’s not surprising that I find myself starting my second Style Guru internship with CollegeFashionista. My life-long obsession with fashion has grown into an appreciation for new experiences and a love for creative spirits. Most importantly, I have come to realize that fashion isn’t something you can compel into your life. In the midst of all the things you do, the people you encounter, the places you go and the career you aspire to have, a distinctive personal style is the inevitable result and an important part of who you are and what others perceive you to be.
This spring, I will be writing the FASHIONISTA SPOTLIGHT column for SCAD. I am beyond excited to have the chance to share some of the unique styles present on my campus and get to know some of the lovely Fashionistas that I get to work with everyday! Since I will spend the next few months interviewing my fellow style goddesses, I’ll start by sharing a little bit about myself. I find inspiration in so many different things but mostly from nature, photography, designer runways and daring street style of course! My wardrobe is a fusion between timeless investment pieces, trendy accessories and one-of-a-kind garments.
Recently, I was inspired by the Mui Mui spring 2014 collection that featured a fearless array of feminine pastels and shiny vinyl accents. The light pink circle skirt I’m wearing is made of leather, giving the look of shiny vinyl and maintaining the flirty attitude of a mini skirt. I added an edge to the look by incorporating a black thermal long sleeve T-shirt and knee-high lace-up boots from Jeffrey Campbell. A cream knitted wrap adds warmth and delicate gold necklaces finish the look.
If you’re looking to incorporate more pastels into your wardrobe, start by choosing a piece to build your look around like this sea foam leather skirt. White ankle boots and a white cropped sweater complement the femininity of the outfit. A light pink peacoat with a bow detail at the collar adds a finishing layer. When pulling your look together, use neutrals to balance out the mixing of pastels and ensure you appear flirty, chic and modern.