April 1st, 2016 at 2:00am

Fashion is often received as an artistic field that students opt into because it is “fun.” I get the word “fun” almost every time I introduce myself as a fashion merchandising major. These people are right, my major is fun. However, my major is a lot of hard work—and it involves having an eye for detail that most people do not have. With that being said, sometimes you have to go back to the basics of everyday fashion when trying to look nice for class.

This Fashionista struck me not because of her decked out accessories or flashy outfit, but because of her simplicity. Too many times, we assume dressing fashionably involves another accessory, another shade of nail polish or another stacked necklace. Personally, I think that is a very unrealistic expectation for daily use. Especially because the common person dressing themselves does not have time to accessorize differently every single day. I like that this Fashionista has a pair of plain pearl earrings in, which by my guess, she wears every day as a staple accessory. Additionally, her sandals add a nice flare to the outfit. The focal point of this look is of course the dress. The color and cut of this dress are both very flattering on the Fashionista.

This spring, we should keep in mind dressing less to look like more. I think there is something to be said about someone that can pull off a great outfit with accessorizing minimally. Personally, I will keep my bracelet stack on this spring (and summer, fall and winter), but I truly admire the simplicity of this Fashionista’s outfit choice.

How To: Find a bright piece that you really love; this could be a skirt, a shirt, a dress—whatever you want! Then find key accessory pieces like stud earrings, a simple necklace or a small bracelet to complement the design of the staple piece.