Today’s Fashionista knows how to keep it simple in this slick, chic outfit. Fashionista Natalee McCarthnie was enjoying the nice, rare November weather when I spotted her maxi. This look is easy, comfortable and still fashionable. Her vintage skirt is perfect as the maxi is one of the hottest trends this year. Natalee wore a cream cardigan over a light pink knitted top. She set her look apart with the pleated button-up maxi skirt and some brown booties to give a rustic vibe.
Name: Natalee McCarthnie
Major: Interdisciplinary Arts with Cultural Studies and Sign Language
CollegeFashionista: How does Chicago influence the way you dress?
Natalee McCarthney: I’m from the south, so living in a big city has definitely impacted my style.
CF: Describe your personal style?
NM: It’s like western, I like prints, leather and I like to be comfortable. I like loose things, flow-like things and colors matter a lot to me. It matters more to me than how something will fit, I really care about color combinations.
CF: Have you always been interested in fashion?
NM: To be honest I’m not really interested in fashion. I never thought about taking classes for it but I guess it is really fun.
CF: Where do you get the best gear?
NM: I love to go to thrift stores in Chicago. They’re so unique and you find all kinds of things in them, like this skirt I’m wearing today.
How To: There are many ways to accomplish this comfortably chic look but try these tips first. Piperlime has this pleated button-up maxi in a nice mauve tone that can be worn in all seasons. For the top, try this knitted top from Forever 21 to add some texture to the look. Then Urban Outfitters has this great cardigan to accomplish the outerwear part of the look. Lastly, here are some booties that gives this outfit the rustic element also from Forever 21.