By Elana Katz
NAME: Fiona Smith
CLASS YEAR: 2014
MAJOR: American Studies
HOMETOWN: Ridgewood, NJ
HOBBIES & INTERESTS: Singing, acting, exploring, horseback riding, piano, kittens, and photography.
Katz: What inspired this outfit?
Smith: The fall weather and kicking off the weekend.
Katz: Where did you find your style?
Smith: ‘I was born this way.’ Thanks, Gaga.
Katz: If you could raid anyone’s closet, who would it be and why?
Smith: “Rachel Zoe’s closet because she has everything ever created in there. It would give me a lot of options.”
Katz: Where do you like to shop?
Smith: Forever 21, Urban Outfitters, Fox’s, J. Crew, and Gardiner & Co.
Katz: What are your favorite pieces in your wardrobe right now?
Smith: Multiple denim shirts, high waisted jeans from Forever, all of my earrings, and a knit sweater from Fox’s.
Katz: Describe your style in three words.
Smith: Fitted, kickin’, current.
Katz: What fashion advice would you give to other college students looking to improve their style on a budget?
Smith: Pick your pieces wisely. More doesn’t necessarily mean better.
Lace Denim Jacket
Lace made a triumphant comeback last year. Here, lace is strategically used as an accent on a denim jacket. The lace feature is subtle but still remains the focal point of this cozy outfit. What makes the jacket truly a unique piece is the juxtaposition that is created with the use of a heavy wool sweater and the delicate lace detailing. The layering of the two fabrics is functional, chic, and makes use of the phrase “mixing and matching,” which is can be valuable to utilize when and if in a fashion rut.
Simple Gold Jewelry
Often accessorizing can be the most fun part of constructing an outfit. However, many of us fashionistas fall into the trap of over-accessorizing. Fiona, a jewelry lover and aficionado, understands that from time to time, less is more. She makes use of tones that are not only complimentary to her outfit but her skin tone. Her gold earrings and bangles are the perfect accents for her fall time ensemble.
Rugged Chocolate Boots
What caught my eye about Fiona’s outfit was her chocolate riding boots. From BCBG, these boots and others like it are essential for every girl because they are neutral, comfortable, and provide some extra height that will lengthen legs. The boots also channel a rugged and worn in feel which make them even more appealing and dynamic. Who doesn’t love some vintage inspired pieces? Additionally, the boots add to the unlikely yet successful color combination of cream, orange, and navy, ultimately creating an interesting color palette for Fiona.