There was something irresistibly alluring about this Fashionista’s jacket that invited me closer to the rest of her sophisticated look. It had a mysterious yet classical appeal that instantaneously reminded me of my mother’s beloved coat. My mother’s was a lavish wool coat she got in London during her college years, umpteen years ago. Flashing forward a generation, Ashley wears an updated go-to winter coat with a faux fur accent. She accompanies the coat with a cable knitted top that is both comfortable and refined. This top is a great winter staple; it keeps warm and its neutral color can blend perfectly with the remains of any outfit. She pairs her top with a sturdy skirt, which becomes weather durable when worn with tights. The skirt’s simplicity enables unusual tight wear, allowing for pattern or design of some sort. Her combat boots provide contrast and bring a masculine edge to the softness of her look. She finishes off the look with feather earrings which contribute nicely to the neutral color scheme.

Name: Ashley Ehmig

Major: General Science, with a minor in Art History

Year: Junior

CollegeFashionista: How would you describe your personal style?

Ashley Ehmig: I would have to say girly yet grungy, a bit badass.

CF: What are your current must-haves?

AE: I am obsessed with combat boots, skirts and tights. I am often attracted to androgynous pieces, feminine with a masculine touch.

CF: Where are your pieces from?

AE: My coat is from Urban Outfitters, my skirt is from American Apparel, my shirt is from Forever 21, my boots are from Urban Outfitters, and my earrings are from

CF: Are there any websites that you are crazy about?

AE: I’m addicted to NASTY GAL.

How To: To imitate a look like Ashley’s, find a cloak-like coat that has an accent, like faux fur, around the hood. Find a seasonal cable knit top and accompany it with a simple skirt to highlight the shirt’s knitted value. Add a sheer tight with domineering combat boots and finish it off with an accessory, like light feather earrings.

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