Spring is on it's way and so is spring fashion! Most of the students, including myself, have been having fun with mixing in some bright colors to complete our ensembles. With pastel colors like jade, violet and salmon readily around campus, certain Fashionistas and Fashionistos have been easily spotted. This Fashionista in particular, is definitely ready for the warm weather to come.

She caught my eye immediately when I saw her salmon blouse tucked into jean shorts, paired with sheer tights and socks. I have always been a fan of wearing shorts throughout the seasons, especially when they're paired with all kinds of colored tights, and of course with some sophisticated heels or flats. For being a first year design student at Columbia, I'd say she is ahead of the game!

Name: Masami Pace

Major: Fashion Design

Year: Freshman

College Fashionista: Where did you get that adorable shirt from?

Masami Pace: My shirt is from Akira.

CF: Why did you choose the outfit that you are wearing today?

MP: I chose this outfit not only because of the random nice weather in Chicago today, but because I felt vivid & live this morning; therefore, I went with a loud sheer shirt & shorts with tights to show my fierce attitude.

CF: What is your favorite fashion season and why?

MP: My favorite season when it comes to fashion is definitely fall. I feel that you get the best of both hot & cold weather; you have the opportunity to change up your wardrobe. I love to wear shorts and high-waisted pants all year around .

CF: What is one accessory you cannot live without?

MP: One thing I cannot live with out are my earrings. They complete my outfit.

CF: What kinds of things inspire you when choosing outfits?

MP: Color is my inspiration in choosing outfits. Whatever color I choose matches my feelings that day .

CF: Who is a style icon in your eyes?

MP: A style icon in my eyes would have to be Kimora Lee Simmons.

CF: Where do you see yourself in five years?

MP: In five years, I plan on having my own clothing line named MAZARI. It would be based on wild evening dresses, along with edgy casual wear too.

How To: Want to add a little pop of color to your outfit? Wear some bright pastel colored blouses and shirts, like ones that can be found at Urban Outfitters.

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