Haute on the Hilltop: Spring 2011
The Hilltop is known for its crop of fashion-forward ladies and gents. Our trendspotter locates these individuals and gets you inspired, now.
Name: Mary Grace Reich
Year: Class of '13
School: School of Foreign Service
Major: Culture and Politics
Hometown: Mount Joy, Pa.
Mary Grace's sheer top with lace details is a perfect transitional piece for these temperamental February days, teasing us with the prospect of spring. Keeping up with celebrity trends, Mary Grace chose a top that is light, bright and flowy, giving her a fresh look. But with long sleeves and a tank layered underneath she won't be shivering if she has a seat near the window (which we've enjoyed having open. Yay!). You can find a similar one here. Paired with jeans and classic brown boots she looks cute and casual for class.
Here's what Mary Grace has got to say about her personal style...
My go-to outfit right now is… Jeans, a button-down shirt with a waist belt, and boots.
I feel prettiest when I wear… dresses!
When I want to look sophisticated I put on… pearls.
When I want to look cute while studying at Lau I wear… jeggings! They're comfortable but can still work with a nice outfit. Maybe a bow to dress up my pony tail. I always feel more studious when I'm dressed to impress.
My favorite accessory is… my backpack. I know it's nerdy, but it's not just any backpack.
I always get compliments on my… winter jacket.
How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? It depends on how much time I have ... but at minimum a half an hour including a shower.
If I was going on a shopping spree I would rather have one designer piece or three bargain pieces? Three bargain pieces. I always feel better in a bargain item.
Would you rather wear an unusual hairstyle or a loud piece of clothing? A loud piece of clothing. With curly hair, it's particularly difficult to recover from an unusual hairstyle gone bad.
Would you wear this? Yes. The frills are would be pushing my limits, but I like the cut.
— Interview and analysis by Suzanne Fonzi
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