FASHIONISTA SPOTLIGHT: Melissa Banstra

Bohemian means being unconventional and eccentric, which is the perfect description for this fashion trend. Often, boho-chic is associated with hippie, free spirited fashion. But recently, this style has gained a more modern flair. The modernized boho style is about making this trend more wearable for an everyday look. Whether it’s with prints, beading or a flowy dress, designers are now trying to incorporate the unusual aspects of boho fashion and make it more wearable. This Fashionista wore a more modernized boho-chic look by pairing a flowy floral print top with an everyday pair of jeans and flats. This look exemplifies how bohemian fashion has developed into becoming more wearable and will continue to be an ongoing trend.

Name: Melissa Banstra

Major: Literature

Year: Sophomore

CollegeFashionista: Can you describe what you’re wearing today? Where is everything from?

Melissa Banstra: I’m wearing a floral Free People top, dark wash Hudson jeans, Dolce Vita flats and Free People jewelry.

CF: What influences your personal style?

MB: My personal style is influenced by celebrities, fashion from the past decades and things in nature.

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

MB: I shop at Urban Outfitters, Nordstrom and Free People, but I never pass up a little trendy boutique.

CF: What are some of your favorite trends this summer?

MB: My go to trend this summer would be graphic prints.

How To: This Fashionista’s boho-chic look is easy to get. First, find a bold printed and flowy tank top. Next, choose a pair of dark wash skinny jeans or beat the summer heat by choosing a pair of shorts. Also, accessorize the look with a statement necklace. Finish off the look with a great pair of shoes. This Fashionista chose to wear flats, but you could also choose a strappy sandal to give the look a more bohemian vibe.

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