I would like to think that my childhood spent in Oililly polka dot playsuits and Hanna Andersson patent clogs prepared me for one of the season’s hottest trends — that is mixing prints and textures. A decade older and a few years wiser, I am no longer able to pull off those wacky outfits that colored my childhood, but that is not to say that it can’t be done today. With confidence and attention to proportions any Fashionista/o can pull off this creative juxtaposition.
It was easy to spot this Fashionista as she stood out in a black and grey sea of winter sweaters, pullovers and puffers. Her printed ensemble complete with a fur stole and Parisian chapeau demanded my attention.
Name: Marjory Haraguchi
Major: Asian Studies
CollegeFashionista: Can you describe what exactly you are wearing?
Marjory Haraguchi: Blazer from Zara, shirt from Pinkyotto, jeans from J Brand, heels from Givenchy, faux fur stole from H&M, wool hat from a boutique in Paris, bag from Hong Kong.
CF: Do you have a favorite trend right now?
MH: Hats are one of my favorite trends right now. After spending winter vacation in Paris, I realized how many different hats Parisian women were sporting. Not only can you wear them as a fashion statement, you can invest in wool hats to keep your head and ears warm! Hats can add a lot of personality to your outfit.
CF: What designer are you looking forward to seeing at the upcoming New York Fashion Week?
MH: I'm really looking forward to seeing Tadashi Shoji's work. His pieces are incredibly unique and flawless, fitting the body like a glove. He really impressed me with his Fall/Winter 2011 collection, so I can't wait to see his creations for 2012.
How To: In my younger years, my mother dressed me in those mismatching prints and patent clogs. With no mother to dress me, I have observed that the key to today’s version of that trendy look is attention to proportion. Start with solid pant. Colored jeans are very popular right now and lend themselves to prints. Next, add a floral, striped or polka dot top. Add a (faux) fur vest and pair with some sneaks or flats. Finally, as a nod to Marjory and Parisian women, top off your look with a felt hat.