FASHIONISTA SPOTLIGHT: Zanab Hussain

There have been so many summer trends that have been roaming the streets of George Washington University, including neon, neutrals and color blocking. But when I saw this Fashionista, her nautical stripes and outfit truly stood out to me. Maybe it was the bold stripes and bright red lipstick that she was rocking or maybe it was simply her confidence that she had when I saw her, regardless she seemed perfect to bring to CollegeFashionista. However, the best part of this outfit was the necklace she accesorized with, which was from her native country Iraq, adding the perfect personal touch every outfit needs.

Name: Zanab Hussain

Major: Undecided

Year: Junior

CollegeFashionista: What are you wearing?

Zanab Hussain: I am wearing a striped dress from Urban Outfitters, an old sweater and navy jelly oxfords!

CF: What is your favorite item in your closet this summer?

ZH: My favorite item, which is not only for the summer but also year round, is this pendent necklace from Iraq. It's always a reminder of where my family comes from and it gives me a sense of pride to be able to wear something that represents my culture in a unique way.

CF: How would you describe your style?

ZH: I would say my style is irreverent. I always dress for myself and sometimes cross boundaries with other people, but to me that is the only way you can truly be comfortable in what your wearing. I dress to make myself feel good and I always try to remember that when I am getting dressed in the mornings.

How To: To replicate a look like this Fashionista, first find a striped dress that suits your style. Opt for this short, blue and white striped tank dress great for a casual outing or day at the beach or this red and navy striped dress complete with cutouts for a more daring outfit. Complete the look with a cardigan on colder summer nights or a simple gray blazer. Finally, find accessories that allude to your personality, heritage or culture like this Fashionista did, which will surely steal the entire spotlight.

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