Leather can, at times, be intimidating or heavy for spring, making it challenging to wear throughout every season. This week’s Fashionista takes a fresh take on the leather jacket for spring, with her bright blue version. Pairing it with a light top and simple denim, everyone can tell she has put winter behind her. This week, I sat down with Samantha Darvay to look back on her four years of style as she nears graduation day.

Name: Samantha Darvay

Major: Art History

Year: Senior

CollegeFashionista: Looking back on the last four years, how has your style changed?

Samantha Darvay: I think I’m less afraid to wear some of the more fun outfits in my closet! I do think you grow into the person you want to be, and gain more confidence in your style as you mature. In first year all the girls would get ready together and try to match, then, by the time you arrive to fourth year, I think style becomes much more individual.

CF: How would you describe your style at the moment?

SD: I think my style is mature, but I still love to have fun with it. I’m here to enjoy time with my friends, not to impress!

CF: How have your surroundings affected your style?

SD: I went to a private school where I had a uniform, and I remember having nothing to wear on weekends. Living with five girls has definitely changed that, and kept the budget lower.

CF: What do you most appreciate about the style on Queens Campus?

SD: There are a lot of different styles here, and it’s interesting to see how people react to them. That definitely affects how I dress.

How To: Leather is a great and unexpected way to incorporate bright colours into an outfit. The carry-all pouches at American Apparel come in a rainbow of colours. I personally have my eye on the mint shade for spring. If you prefer not to wear leather, this yellow leather-look cropped jacket at ASOS is a great way to get in on the trend.

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