by Allie Waller
As a Style Guru for College Fashionista (www.collegefashionista.com), I am constantly on the search for college students who wear their outfits like pieces of artwork. Here are five fashionistas who I spotted this semester that show us how to turn simple accessories into unique masterpieces.
1. Accessories From Around The World
Ava, a senior at James Madison University, loves wearing accessories from America to Vietnam and Thailand. She bought this one-of-a-kind book bag in Vietnam, and is wearing an assortment of colorful bracelets from Thailand.
When you travel, keep an eye out for accessories that speak to you, and you’ll be able to create a truly eclectic look.
2. Bold Gold
Taylor, a sophomore at James Madison University, isn’t afraid to show off her hands and wrists with an array of gold jewelry. Wherever you’re shopping, be on the lookout for watches, bangles, and unique rings. Your hands and wrists are your greatest palette; so don’t be afraid to spice them up with bold jewelry.
3. Thrifty Finds
Amanda, a junior at James Madison University, loves picking up unique pieces at thrift shops and yard sales. She shows us how someone’s trash can be another person’s treasure. Take a day to shop around at thrift shops, and you’ll be able to create a truly unique look.
Summer, a sophomore at Virginia Commonwealth University, shows us that there’s no such thing as clashing colors anymore. Don’t be afraid to pair bold colors with other bold colors. Fill your closet with brights, neons, and pastels!
5. Denim Diva
It’s official–denim has made a comeback! Cassandra, a junior at James Madison University, shows us how easily denim can be turned from casual to chic with the addition of a few accessories. Keep an eye out for denim shirts, vests, and accessories.
Think you have a knack for fashion? Why not make your own bag, knit your own accessories, or channel your artistic skills to make gorgeous items for you or your home! VisArts has a ton of classes to help spark your creativity! Check out some of these classes or try your hand at making jewelry!
About the Blogger:
Allie is currently a sophomore at James Madison University majoring in Media Arts and Design with a minor in Communications. She plans to get her masters in advertising and work in an advertising or public relations firm as an account manager or in strategic planning. Look for more from Allie as she interns at VisArts this summer.