FASHIONISTA SPOTLIGHT: Katie McGrath

Fishnets tend to only be worn as part of a risqué, barely-there Halloween costume. But, this is a falsity. Worn the right way, fishnets can be an awesome, and even conservative, piece to add to any outfit. The fishnet is also only thought of as an excuse for tights. Another falsity. This Fashionista, heading to lunch, proved both of these misconceptions wrong as she chose a fresh, white American Retro Knit Top with fishnet-esque detailing. Layering it over a black tank is the perfect way to wear it for class and adding a chic Philip Lim vest adds instant chicness and a contrast to the delicate knitting of her top. Her dainty, aqua Van Cleef and Arpels necklace is the perfect pop of color for the spring. This outfit proves that the fishnet is not just a one-tricky pony, at least not anymore!

Name: Katie McGrath

Major: International Business

Year: Sophomore

CollegeFashionista: How would you describe your style?

Katie McGrath: I usually like to wear more nude or neutral colors. I also like mixing prints and layering, so keeping the rest of my outfit neutral allows me to do that without my outfit looking too busy.

CF: If you had to live in one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

KM: If I had to live in one thing it would be my skinny jeans. They are now discontinued, which means I literally can't change jean size, but they're so comfortable and fit so well. They are great for a casual day or going out at night!

How To: To get a look like this Fashionista, try layering some unexpected texture into your outfit. A crochet top is another way to incorporate this delicate knitting into your outfit in an unexpected way, as it is normally worn during the summer. Pair it with simple, Rich and Skinny jeans and a pair of boots to make it seem less beachy. As the weather gets warmer, try a vest as a cool alternative to outerwear. Don’t forget to add a pop of color somewhere, no matter how small it may be!

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