FASHIONISTA SPOTLIGHT: Jodi DeJoung

“Rain, rain go away come back another day.” I can’t help but focus on the constant rainy days that we have seen this summer.  It has definitely been a low point for myself when choosing what to wear for the day! I tend to always find myself digging through old winter and fall clothing to find a stylish outfit. But why? I saw this Fashionista on a gross wet morning and couldn’t resist the chance to talk to her about what she was wearing. Her outfit was filled with color, patterns and texture, classifying it as the coolest rainy day outfit by far.

Name: Jodi DeJoung

Year: Senior

Major: Public Relations

CollegeFashionista: What Are you wearing?

Jodi Dejoung: I am wearing bright red Steve Madden rain boots, American Eagle denim shorts, an Anthropologie sweater and a Primark jacket.

CF:Whats your number one rule when dressing for bad weather?

JD: My number one rule is simple and easy; wear boots!

CF: How would you describe your style?

JD: I would say that my style is eclectic, easy and colorful.  My personality is very out there so I definitely think my style should be too!

CF: What is your favorite summer trend?

JD: I love turquoise so I'm excited that I've been seeing it everywhere! Finally I can wear an out-there color and not have my boyfriend tell me I look crazy!

CF: What is your go-to summer piece?

JD: I don’t have one specific item, but I think a white dress is the perfect go-to piece and definitely should be a staple in every closet. It's so easy to dress up or down and you can’t wear white all year round!

How To: What's so great about this Fashionista’s outfit is her ability to mix so much pattern, texture and color into her ensemble and make it look effortless. Bad weather tends to bring down everyone’s mood, and their sense of style, but just because the weather is bad doesn’t mean you have to feel and look bad too! To get this look, start off with a statement pair of wellington boots, like this Fashionista is rocking. Add in a pair of denim shorts to combat those hot and muggy rainy days then to make the outfit a little more complex, add a funky shirt or sweater like this peach with metallic trim, knit finished sweater. To finish the look, pull everything together with a statement rain jacket layered on top.

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