The first few weeks of December are always big for shopping. All we are thinking about is presents presents presents! I walked into one of the boutiques on University Street looking for a purse for my sister, and I noticed a fall button-up cape. Then a glimpse of red caught my eye, and I thought to myself, “brown and red?” But sure enough, the autumn colors blended together perfectly. I especially loved the way this Fashionista's brown belt tied the outfit together. The look was simply effortless. I don’t know about you, but I try to look good and fashionable every day. It was evident that this Fashionista had style locked down. Her laid back and trendy ambience intrigued me, and I approached her to talk fashion.
Name: Grace Tanner
CollegeFashionista: How would you describe your style?
Grace Tanner: I would say that I dress comfortable and trendy but definitely to impress. When I go out, I’ll wear nicer and sexier things that are more fashion-forward. I always want to put together and feel good in what I am wearing because my style shows my personality and reflects who I am.
CF: What do you want to be?
GT: I’m aspiring to work in fashion merchandise or fashion marketing with companies such as Marc Jacobs or J.Crew. I’m hoping to work in New York as an intern this summer.
CF: What are you looking forward to in spring?
GT: I think teal is going to be the hottest color, and I’m excited for whites, pastels and light colors. Wedges and uneven dresses are a definite must!
How To: What I found interesting about this Fashionista’s look on this cool Tucson day was that her outfit flaunted an amiable persona. Her style absolutely reflected her warm and confident personality. I don’t know if it was the cozy cape or seasonal color palette, but it is unique when a person’s taste can reveal such characteristics. Even a belt or the type of boots a person wears can show a lot about them. So this month, when shopping for holiday gifts, ask yourself, “What will express her personality?”