FASHIONISTA SPOTLIGHT: Alex Theofanidis

The average temperature here in D.C. for February is 43 degrees. However, recent temperatures have indicated that it may actually be May. On such days as these, how is a Fashionista/o supposed to dress? I spotted this Fashionista en route to class on a particularly balmy January afternoon. She was perfectly suited for the unseasonable weather with her shearling jacket, layered T-shirts, comfy black leggings and a trusty pair of combat boots. She finished the ensemble off with several gold necklaces and Persol shades.

Name: Alex Theofanidis

Major: Marketing

Year: Sophomore

CollegeFashionista: Can you describe your style in five words?

Alex Theofanidis: Unique, trendy, accessorized, comfortable and unified.

CF: What factors do you consider when choosing outfits?

AT: When I get dressed I take into consideration layering pieces, what patterns/colors go well together, and what earrings to wear (i am a big earring person) I also think about how random people would perceive my style when they see me walking down the street.

CF: If you could go to one show only this New York Fashion Week, whose would it be and why?

AT: I would go see Jason Wu's show because he is an inspiration to any teenager interested in breaking into the fashion industry. He went to (our!) boarding school and became this amazing and talented designer shortly after graduating. I feel like I have connection to Michelle Obama…

How To: Basically, basics are great to fall back on. When in doubt, stick with the basics. To recreate an outfit similar to this Fashionista’s, try leggings or jeggings. Most importantly, keep in mind fabrics that breathe, like cotton or microfiber. Layer on an oversized T-shirt (or two). Add a leather bomber, shearling jacket or even a classic trench coat. Pair with combat boots, or in the case of inclement weather, opt for rainboots (bean boots are my favorite!). Top off with interesting jewelry, shades and an oversized bag.

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