FASHIONISTA SPOTLIGHT: Angel Xu

My personal style has taken a nostalgic turn recently as ’90s fashion has been influencing my personal style. This trend became apparent on the runway when designers such as Saint Laurent, Dries Van Noten and 3.1 Phillip Lim all featured collections reinterpreting and modernizing this vintage look. From grunge styled flannels to ripped tights and combat boots to the girly maxi dresses and floral prints, theses items seen on the runway proved that ’90s fashion has returned.

But if there were one trend from this era that is definitely making a comeback this season, it would have to be denim jackets. I spotted today’s Fashionista sporting the denim trend in a more modernized look that is perfect for the summer. This outfit is very much present day, but with just a hint of the past. Denim jackets are a classic staple piece that have been around for years and can accessorize any look, whether your fashion sense is tomboyish, edgy or girly.

Name: Angel Xu

Major: Recorded Music

Year: Junior

CollegeFashionista: What are you wearing today and where did you get it?

Angel Xu: My denim jacket is from Madewell, a Michael by Michael Kors maxi dress, Old Navy flip flops and a kate spade bag.

CF: How would you describe your personal style?

AX: I take influence from all the wonderfully dresses people in New York City, where I got to school, and I also like to mix and match classics and basics with an urban flair.

CF: Where are some of your favorite places to shop?

AX: Madewell, J.Crew, American Apparel and Nordstrom. I always love shopping online at Piperlime and Shopbop as well.

CF: What is your favorite item in your wardrobe?

AX: I am still loving the leather look that was popular last year and my favorite item would have to be my Joa & Closet leather skirt. I can’t get enough of it!

CF: What are some of your favorite trends right now?

AX: My favorite trends are always fashionable all-black attire, leather and tribal and bohemian prints.

How To: This Fashionista’s throwback look is effortless and chic. First, choose a striped maxi dress that is perfect for the summer weather.  Next, channel your inner ’90s girl and layer a denim jacket over the dress. Then, finish the look by adding a simple pair of sandals and accessorizing with a cross-body bag.

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