By SARAH KELLY
You can put your coats away now. Finally, spring has arrived on campus, and this week’s profile, senior Claire Major is dressed the part.
The spring 2012 runway evoked an ethereal, nymph-like quality as models graced the runways in pastels, as seen in designer Chloe’s iconic flowing gowns.
Floral prints also made an impact, well executed by Proenza Schouler’s line. These trends have translated from the runway to street fashion this season in more practical and affordable pieces.
Major’s look is classic, yet playful in its use of color. She wears a robin’s egg blue blazer from Forever 21, white-cuffed shorts from Aerospostale and pumps from Target.
She ties her look together with an early sixties inspired bag from J. Crew, a recent purchase on a trip to New York, “which I kind of maxed out my credit card for,” she said of the attaché bag.
On the upside, J. Crew does offer a 15 percent discount to anyone with a student ID.
One of Major’s other favorite places to shop is Forever 21.
“ I like their stuff, because it’s normally trendy and really cheap, and I’m poor” she says of the store.
Major credits Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn as her fashion icons. She usually goes for a preppy style that she likes to then mix with current trends.
When asked about what trends she’s most looking forward to wearing this season, she said “ I like a lot of the new floral patterns that are coming out.”
Not a natural red-head, the creative writing major was somewhat inspired by Mad Men’s femme fatale character Joan Holloway in her bold choice of hair-color. Major finds that the bright hue has an impact her fashion choices.
“The only thing I really hate is wearing red with my red hair, and I work at Target,” Major said.
Red T-shirt uniforms aside, Major’s look strikes the perfect balance between fitting in and standing out on campus, perhaps like a spring flower in bloom.