I believe that Audrey Hepburn is one of the most beautiful, sophisticated, and stylish women who has  lived. This Fashionista has channeled the fashion icon's classic style with a bit of a modern twist.

This Fashionista is wearing a sleek, cream-colored overcoat over opaque black tights with an adorable pair of schoolgirl ballet flats. Her classic overcoat has a stark, contrasting black ribbon, cinching the waist. This Fashionista's spring trench has a surprising graphic pattern on the back. She has paired this black and white combo with a bold, mother-of-pearl pendent on a simple black cord.

To channel Audrey yourself, seek out feminine, youthful details like bows, large buttons, color-blocking, simple silhouettes, and high collars.

TREND: Florals Again

It’s spring and floral prints are ubiquitous, so I won’t bore you with the details of why this Fashionista deserved to be featured on the site. But I will say that this styling Fashionista managed to successfully combine two of the season’s hottest trends: Rompers and Floral Prints.

It’s amazing how easy it is to put together a stylish spring ensemble!

Hint: If you’re really a fan of floral prints, you can easily take the trend into nightlife with this beautiful floral dress.

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Fall 2010 was dominated by plaid: skirts, button-downs, shirt dresses, and coats. But try the spring translation of this trend—gingham. As this semester comes to a highly anticipated close, brighten up your wardrobe with a fun, splash of color through gingham. This Fashionista is wearing a gingham, short-sleeved button-down in funky fresh rainbow hues. She’s paired this vibrant top with a flared, navy skirt, patent leather slip-on sandals and a gold, cross-body bag adorned with a BU Quad sticker.

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Renee Trilivas

TREND: The Brown Booties

It’s spring and its suppose to be getting warmer but as you all know, New England weather is bipolar. One day, it is 70 degrees and sunny, and the next day, it is 50 degrees and raining. Now how do you prepare your wardrobe for this? The brown booties are perfect for enduring through this type of weather. I’m sure many of you prefer to break out of the boots and break into open toe sandals but they are very urban-chic and you can wear them with your favorite floral dress or with shorts and tights. Check out this pair of Jeffrey Campbell booties, similar to this Fashionista’s.

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TREND: Frills for Thrills

As the last weeks of the semester roll by and final exams loom closer, many Fashionistas get overwhelmed by the stress of finishing coursework and writing those last essays. But being stressed is no excuse to look dowdy.

I spotted this Fashionista studying outside of the GSU for one of her exams. Exam hype gets to the best of us, but this Fashionista managed to still look stylish while getting her work done.

What made this Fashionista stand out from the crowd was her gorgeous frilled dress. Frills are great for spring, since they convey a sense of youth and vivacity.

This Fashionista also did a great job of accessorizing her outfit. When you make a statement as bold as frills, less is more when it comes to accessories. This Fashionista’s long chain and chunky ring, bring a simple elegance to her pre-exam stress outfit. If you really like the minimalist look for accessories, you could wear this black triple bracelet and call it a day.

Hint: Try a caged shoe or a nice leather clutch to transition this great daytime look to night.

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TREND: Bold and Beautiful

It's pretty tough to pull off long-sleeve dresses, bold printed at that, and clogs, especially all at the same time. But this Fashionista did it effortlessly and looked absolutely fashion-forward. I commend her for her bold yet beautiful ensemble. Karl Lagerfeld brought back the clogs in his Spring 2010 Chanel show and this Fashionista brought it to the BU campus runway. She rocked it with a vivid floral printed dress, which made her stand out even more from the garden of spring dresses. Floral printed dresses are a favorite staple during the spring time by many, so to break from the clutter, accessorize your dress to make it more special. Pair it with a belt or more ornate shoes, like this Fashionista did.
Take a risk.

TREND: The Busier The Better

In the months that I've been a Style Guru, I've never photographed anyone for the site whose style I wanted to imitate wholesale. When I found this Fashionista coming out of an ATM last week, I knew that that had changed. This hip Fashionista so effortlessly combined so many styles that I was sure I'd nver be able to pull off the same thing without religiously sticking to her fashion choices.

I don't even have to explain what makes this Fashionista's outfit so amazing. From her pink sunglasses to her leather jacket to her striped top, there's so much going on visually that you just have to stop and admire her. Ususally when an outfit is so busy, it translates into being overdone and excessive, but this Fashionista pulled her outfit together so seamlessly that it makes me want to run to my closet and put on everything I own. For now I'll just start by incorporating a more exciting accessory into my wardrobe. Baby steps Fashionistas, baby steps!

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TREND: Cross-body bags

You can’t have enough bags. Am I right Fashionistas? Whether they are satchels, totes, or clutches, you just can’t have enough. And lately, the cross-body bag has been on my “bag radar.” They’re perfect for spring and a great accessory for any outfit. Choose one with a wow factor. Check out this Topshop cross-body bag with a leather chain or choose one with a vibrant color like this Madewell cross-body bag in hot pink or turquoise. I want them both for myself!

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FASHION NEWS: Unity Fashion Show at Northeastern University

Mark your calendars! Our neighbors at Northeastern University will be holding their Second Annual Unity Fashion Show on Saturday, April 17th from 7 to 10pm. Featured designers include local high school and university students along with designers from Rhode Island, Florida and Taiwan! There will also be some pieces featured from the best local boutiques in Boston.

This is a great opportunity for students in the Boston area to witness local as well as international fashion all in one captivating show. In addition to the fashion pieces being featured, Zack Lo (a young shoe designer) will be featuring some pieces from his recent collection (check out the shoes on his website)!