FASHIONISTA SPOTLIGHT: Jessica Leyva

When it comes to scouting Fashionistas/os on campus, I not only pay attention to the outfit as a whole, but also to its details. As I’ve mentioned before, a bit of added effort can make a huge difference for the outfit. This Fashionista’s outfit, for example, would have been very plain had she not put together items with a bit of detail. The bib collar on her tank top, a woven belt, distressed shorts and a reptile print purse give the outfit interest and flare. Subtle details such as these can take any outfit from drab to fab in an instant!

Name: Jessica Leyva

Major: Biochemistry

Year: Freshman

CollegeFashionista: Where do you like to go shopping?

Jessica Leyva: I work at Plato’s Closet so that’s where I get all of my clothes. Literally, this whole outfit is from there. My whole paycheck pretty much goes back to the store, but it’s great.

CF: Cool! What do you wear on a typical school day?  

JL: Well, now that it’s summer, I wear a lot of tank tops and shorts. I’m pretty girly so I like to wear a lot of dresses too. Overall, I like to be comfortable.

CF: Where do you find inspiration for your style?

JL: I typically look online to see what’s trendy at the moment. I also like to look at store catalogs from American Apparel and Urban Outfitters.  

How To: To pull-off a multi-textured outfit, make sure that the details are subtle but still significant. You could easily add detail to a plain tank top or T-shirt by accessorizing with a collar necklace from ASOS. Continue the detailing with a pair of distressed denim cut-offs from Urban Outfitters. Top off the look with a textured handbag from Call It Spring.

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