April 29th, 2015 at 2:00am

As many Fashionistas/os know, April comes with some challenging weather. Allergy season, rain to help welcome some new flowers and some extremely fluctuating temperatures sometimes makes it that much harder to wake up for those earlier classes (and not look like you just rolled out of bed). Accepting the fact that it is time to shake off those winter blues and let the sun shine a little bit for once will make it all that easier to finish the semester off in the brightest and biggest way possible.

“Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.” An infamous quote from one of my favorite fashion related movies, The Devil Wears Prada, is challenged (and rightly so!) by this Fashionista as she sports a uniquely designed print on a basic T-shirt. As many people have began to pick up, retro is very much in this spring. That being said, chokers, big hair and high-waisted “mom jeans” allow this Fashionista to present herself as someone who knows how to push the envelope and try something new. By mixing this typical spring favorite print with unique pieces, there’s nothing that a possible April shower can do to put a damper on her day around campus.

The key to achieving this look isn’t buying identical pieces to this Fashionista. I’ve said it before and I will say it again: thrift shops have treasures, especially within transitioning seasons. Take advantage of local Savers, Goodwill or any other thrift stores out there. It will do wonders to your wardrobe while allowing you to still wear some of your favorite pieces that you already rock no matter the season. Florals aren’t the only thing that may be groundbreaking for spring. It’s time to get with the discounted clothing game and allow some old tricks to take the hurried life of a college student from something of madness to something of chic, beauty and uniqueness.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Combine pieces that may not usually go together to try something new. I think it helps you stand out on a campus of 13,000 students even more than you do by just being yourself.”