FASHIONISTA SPOTLIGHT: Maddie Hendricks

School-girl just went from cute to chic! This Fashionista tapped into her inner grade school self, but with a twist. Her peasant-inspired top paired with her patterned mini skirt, boots and hobo bag is the ultimate upgrade from school-girl to college-girl, making her this week's CollegeFashionista. Perhaps a 21st Century nod to Britney Spears' 1998 video Baby One More Time, this Fashionista perfectly updates and modernizes the collared button-down and pleated skirt with her re-vamped ensemble.

Name: Maddie Hendricks

Major: Dramatic Literature

Year: Junior

CollegeFashionista: Where do you find inspiration?

Maddie Hendricks: I find inspiration in other people  whether it's my closest friends or strangers at a coffee shop. I find people to be more fascinating than anything else.

CF: What's your favorite thing in your closet and how do you wear it?

MH: My cocktail ring. I wear it every day, but take it off whenever I wash my hands or sleep. It goes with every outfit and spices up even the most boring jeans and t-shirt.

CF: Favorite trend of the moment?

MH: Missoni-inspired items. I normally hate it when designer brands explode all over department stores everywhere (Target, Forever 21, H&M, etc.), but for some reason I really enjoy watching people who would never play with fashion explore new territory with their Missoni-inspired colors and patterns.

How To: Pair a peasant-inspired top with a patterned mini-skirt to get your updated school-girl look. Add some boots to keep warm for fall and throw on a slouchy bag for a bohemian edge.

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