The weather here in D.C. can’t seem to make up its mind; within a mere two days it drastically flips from spring back to a harsh winter chill, playing with our emotions. The odd weather patterns make it difficult to dress appropriately for the weather and still look chic and put together. The art of layering becomes a crucial aspect of every Fashionista’s ensemble as well as the desire to bring a burst of color to the drab weather. I saw this Fashionista on her way back from a quick afternoon trip to Georgetown. Her cropped, black David Szeto Paris jacket, layered above a glamorous vintage fur vest, was paired with a pleated fuchsia Rory Beca silk blouse. The feminine pink frill was balanced with edgy spiked loafers and studded bracelets, creating a look that is glamorous and polished (even down to her socks, a funky and functional addition). Her keen eye for balance and the incorporation of different trends brought a whole new meaning to mixing and matching.
Name: Angie Kang
Major: Interior Design
CollegeFashionista: Where do you find your style inspiration?
Angie Kang: I love reading fashion magazines and blogs to keep up with trends but there are style icons I always keep in mind. Audrey Hepburn and Kate Moss can do no wrong.
CF: What is your go-to outfit?
AK: I wouldn't really say I have a go-to outfit. I usually dress for whatever mood I am in. It makes things more fun.
CF: What’s your favorite trend for the spring?
AK: I'm really excited to wear lots of prints!
How To: To get a look like this Fashionista, try to incorporate some electric color into your outfit or something with pleats, or both! If you want to add a bright, bold color like this Fashionista, keep the rest of your colors simple. Find an alternative way to layer, like pairing a vest under a structured jacket to add style and practicality. Adding an unexpected, and subtle, touch of edginess is a great way to balance an outfit and be unique. Do this through your accessories, try adding studded shoes or pile on some studded bangles. Don’t be afraid to mix and match different trends!