With all the rainy weather we’ve had in Bloomington recently, it was nice to see a Fashionista who still took the time to dress up for class. When I saw all of this Apparel Merchandising student, Erika’s, layers and the depth to her look, I decided to ask her a couple of questions about what motivates her to get dressed on gloomy days.

Name: Erika Katterjohn

Major: Apparel Merchandising

Year: Junior

College Fashionista: What are you fashion recommendations for getting through all of these rainy days we’ve been having?

Erika Katterjohn: Don’t limit yourself. I have multiple pairs of printed rain boots to keep things interesting. A good umbrella is a must, also!

CF: How do you deal with the weather being rainy one day and sunny the next?

EK: Appreciating sunny days as an opportunity to really strut my stuff fashion wise.

CF: Favorite rainy day accessory?

EK: Ripped jeans. They are a good accent and substitution to leggings, which are overdone in my opinion.

How To: To get a preppy and sophisticated look like Erika’s, the first thing you’ll need is a basic woven button-down. Layer that with a red cardigan and a tailored blazer. Then get a pair of khaki trousers and a pair of classic Mary Jane pumps. Follow her example by dressing up on a rainy day. It will make you stand out that much more when you do!

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