It’s a new day, and students have reached the midpoint of finals week. As a result, the Illini hoody and sweatpant count have reached a new high. During this time it’s quite hard to be fashionistable when your pulling “all-nighters” to ace an exam. Luckily, I stumbled across a Fashionista who knew exactly how to get an A in fashion and her course work. All dressed in leopard,and embellished with pearls she gives you Chanel and Betsey Johnson. Find out how Heather keeps it classy and edgy for finals week.
Name: Heather Clark
CollegeFashionista: What are you wearing today?
HeatherClark: Today I am wearing Express black rider-inspired jeggings with a single button blazer from H&M, and a polyester animal printed shirt with a pair of black, patent leather Dr. Marten Boots.
CF: Who are some of your major fashion influences?
HC: People who influence my style of dress. Are Amber Rose and Rihanna. I love their sense of classiness mixed with a bit of edginess.
CF: When are you planning to Christmas shop?
HC: During Black Friday, I was able to take advantage of the sales , and luckily I’m almost done.
CF: What are some of your favorite trends for Winter 2011?
HC: Some of my favorite winter trends range from wool-felt hats, colorful scarves and boots that are both warm and stylish
CF: What advice can you give to students shopping on a budget?
HC: Some advice I can give to students like myself, is to remain versatile. Purchasing an item that can go with a number of outfits is a smart way to save money and remain stylish.
CF: Finals week is here, so what’s some of your “go-to” looks?
HC: As a busy college student always on the go, putting on a pair of jeans, a school hoody, and a pair of boots is what I can always be found wearing. Throwing on a colorful scarf or black fedora always adds a bit of spunkiness to my “on the go” style.
How To: The blazer is the framework, and everything within it is the masterpiece. You are the artist of your fashion creation , so make sure you choose patterns that represent your sense of style. Heather chose a leopard print shirt to spice up her chic attire. You might like color and may chose to add a multicolored blouse underneath. I love this look because it’s so versatile for any occasion. If you’re a “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” Fashionista then strands of pearls are for you, but if your going for a more edgy look, try mixing metals by adding multi-layered chains and rings. Remember to add black jeggings or dark denim to keep the ensemble cohesive. Lastly, the shoe represents the concluding piece to any look. Make sure your choice reflects your fashionable personality