Dressing for a day of class is difficult. Starting in the morning always motivates one to layer up, while the afternoon requires at least two limbs exposure to fresh air. This Fashionista captures the essence of early fall class wear.
Name: Hanayo Hasegawa
CollegeFashionista: What is your style?
Hanayo Hasegawa: I’ve never really been asked so it’s hard to answer, but I’m probably a mixture of street and chic/smart. Topshop basically sums it up for me.
CF: Where does your inspiration come from?
HH: My biggest inspiration probably comes from Japanese street style, especially Harajuku.
CF: If you could take over anyone’s closet who would it be and why?
HH: Rumi Neely. She has all the beautiful and basic clothing and shoes that I would never be able to afford!
CF: What’s next on your shopping list for fall?
HH: A lot of socks and a pair of suede biker boots.
CF: What has been your favorite trend over the years?
HH: The oxblood color trend and the sheer material trend.
How To: This Fashionista is dressing for class. For a base she wears shorts and a tank. For depth and warmth she used a knit sweater. The sweater is moderately oversized. To maximize the fashion potential she half-tucked the sweater into her high-waisted shorts and cuffed the sleeves mid forearm. The cuff roll mixture of the sleeves allows for bracelet exposure. On the neck this Fashionista uses a chain-linked, gold metal necklace that touches the brim of the sweater’s neckline. The necklace becomes a strong piece due to the neutral color palette of the outfit and the size of the chain-linked shapes. On her feet this Fashionista wears combat boots. She leaves the top shoelace hole unused for a loose look and allows her printed socks to peak out.