FASHIONISTA SPOTLIGHT: Madison Stirling

This week's Fashionista borrows elements of style from throughout the East Coast. And as a result, she puts a refreshing spin on typical New York City streetstyle. Originally from Connecticut, Madison Stirling spent a few years in Charleston, SC before making the move to the New York City. The end product? A fresh-faced simplicity combined with the boyish basics and subtle hints of feminine sweetness.

Here Stirling pairs basic light-wash denim with a preciously polka-dotted blouse, tied at the tips for a flattering silhouette. She combines the sheer blouse with two-tone oxford shoes and a cognac leather watch to add an academic-inspired element. Between a polka-dot print and mannish accessories, Stirling's ensemble is the sweet spot between feminine and fierce.

Name: Madison Stirling

Major: Merchandising

Year: Freshman Transfer

CollegeFashionista: Where do you typically look to for style inspiration?

Madison Stirling: New York! Manhattan, of course. Definitely kids who go to my school.

CF: If you had to whittle down your wardrobe to five items what would they be?

MS: This watch, my Gap sparkle sneakers, an oversized cable knit sweater, my floral print scarf and my American Apparel T-shirt dress.

CF: Is there a trend you're looking forward to wearing this spring?

MS: I'm going girly this spring, definitely. Dresses!

CF: What is the best style advice you've ever received?

MS: If it feels good, it looks good.

CF: Has living in NYC influenced your style in any way?

MS: Absolutely, because people in New York City wear whatever the heck they want. There really is no mold to fit here, so people feel comfortable wearing whatever they want. Also, because people don't know me here I can be someone different every day.

CF: Describe your personal style in one word.

MS: Versatile.

How To: Get Madison's look by pairing two-tone oxford brogues with an oversized dotted blouse. Try an understated print or solid color with statement shoes to create a look centered around funky footwear.

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