While walking to get my Starbucks fix, I ran into Miami fashionista, Marisa. Her classic, effortless style caught my eye, so I had to take a break from my coffee to ask her all about it! The combination of a button-down with jeans is a really great juxtaposition of a dressier item with something casual. Also, I loved her loafers, which were a perfectly chic choice on an unusually chilly Miami day!
Hometown: Ocean Ridge, FL
Hobbies and Interests: “I love shopping and traveling. I play the piano. I love reading, sketching and watching LOST.”
Describe your style: “[My style] started in high school, where I dressed according to the dress code of slacks and button-downs. I love solid colors, oftentimes bright colors...very Florida.”
Who inspires your style? "Jackie O."
Where do you shop? “I love Ralph Lauren, Burberry, and definitely Lilly Pulitzer. I love Bloomingdales.”
Why did you chose this particular outfit? “I like thin tops with cute detailing. I love pairing button-downs with plain bottoms, and loafers cause it's cold.”
Elements of Marisa’s Outfit:
1. Classic belt and a statement watch
I love how Marisa’s belt and accessories add interest to her classic look. The watch is functional, as well as fashionable, and allows Marisa to keep track of the time on a busy day!
I feel that these loafers make the outfit. I love the “old man” look, not to mention they look super comfortable. I would love to wear these for a dash of comfort and style when I have to trek around campus.
I chose this outfit using Marisa’s look as a model. This outfit would be great for class or running errands because it is comfortable while still looking put-together. I would love to wear this to my next exam because it's more chic than sweatpants and looks just as comfy.
I wanted to use Marisa’s style as an influence for a spring look. The ruffles and lavender flats add a sweet touch and I think the orange belt would make the outfit pop. I also played with different textures here such as ruffles in the pink top and colorblocked beads in the necklace.
What do you think?
Are you inspired by Marisa's classic look? What do you think of when you think "classic?" Do you wear loafers or own a statement watch? Let us know with a comment!