Our Fashionista this week rocks a printed dress pants and a great, bright scarf. She adds some cheer to these past few rainy days. I love prints especially in the form of a good printed pant! Now is the perfect time to start incorporating prints back into your wardrobe.
Name: Stephanie Apollon
Major: Political Science and International Affairs
Year: Fourth year
CollegeFashionista : How would you describe your personal style?
Stephanie Apollon: I like patterns and prints. I prefer patterned cardigans in unexpected colors like mustard yellow and mint green to the standard grey or black. I’ll wear different colored pants, but nothing too bright. I’m not a very flashy person in general, so I’ll wear one patterned thing per outfit. Just like I don’t wear a face full of makeup, but I’ll wear lipstick, I don’t like to overdo it.
CF: What is your favorite season to dress for and why?
SA: Summer, because I love wearing all kinds of dresses. It’s great to not have to wear pants!
CF: How has your style evolved since your freshman year of college?
SA: I went from wearing sweatshirts all day every day to just buying dresses I thought were cute and pairing them with cute leggings and tights. From there, I figured out that I love patterns.
CF: What’s your favorite way to accessorize?
SA: Rings! I like rings that are slightly obnoxious and big, like a bow, or a statement ring like a turtle or alligator.
CF: What would you never be caught wearing?
SA: Pajamas outside. You never know who you’re going to run into, especially if it’s an employer. I think it’s important to look like you cared. PJs just look lazy, although sweatpants are fine if it’s cold or the weekend.
CF: What are some of your favorite stores?
SA: Forever 21, Love Culture, Charlotte Russe and Rainbows.
CF: What’s your go-to winter outfit?
SA: I have a bunch of brightly-colored peacoats in electric yellow, orange, beige, red and blue, so I usually build my looks around them.
How To: Pick one pattern and build a look around it. Don’t be afraid to color-block like our Fashionista, even if it’s kind of an unexpected combo like blue and yellow. It works because the blue is muted while the yellow is bright.