FASHIONISTA SPOTLIGHT: Meaghan Wagner

One of the latest, and most fun, trends has been loud prints. The bolder they are, the better. However, the most important, and sometimes trickiest, thing to remember is how to pair a bold print with subtle and more subdued pieces, to create a look that is not too busy. I saw this Fashionista on her way to a morning class, sporting a fun printed dress and an on-trend side-braid. A denim vest and taupe ankle booties, which create a sense of all-American edginess, balance the dress’s femininity. The softer shades of both pieces keep the outfit light and perfect for spring! Her monogrammed nekclace makes a statement and also truly makes the outfit all her own.

Major: Communications

Year: Sophomore

CollegeFashionista: How do you decide what to wear in the morning?

Meaghan Wagner: I like to be comfortable but not look like I just rolled out of bed. I like looking nice but comfort is key.

CF: Where are your favorite places to shop?

MW: I like to shop at big department stores that I always get lost in and get way more than I need!

CF: If you could get away with wearing the same thing everyday what would it be?

MW: Honestly, gym clothes! Tank top, leggings, sneakers – it's too comfortable to not want to wear all day every day.

How To: A cute, flirty dress is a great way to start any spring outfit. One with a bright pattern or bright color is best paired with simpler pieces to create a cohesive outfit. Try adding a denim vest on top to contrast the girly dress. Neutral ankle booties and simple accessories pull the look together and create a perfect day-to-night outfit! By adding simple, yet functional, accessories such as a skinny brown belt, you can give the dress a more flattering shape and let the dress's pattern take center stage.

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