She gets it! She totally gets it. There’s a distinct line between your everyday fashionable students and those that you just know have fashion pulsating through their veins. This Fashionista had thrifted written all over her, and coming from me, that’s a huge compliment. When I notice an item may have been thrifted I mean it as the utmost compliment. I have so much more admiration for a Fashionista that can pull together an outfit for less than a dollar yet still manage to look like a million dollar catalog model. Her style wasn’t your popularized mainstream look, but rather a fabulous style that was all her own. A style too cool to be mass produced in a name brand store, therefore, it was just as unique as her sweet personality.
This Temple Fashionista wears tons of layers, which is by far an all time favorite look of mine. The sheer black stockings and tight bodycon dress are at the soul of her ensemble. She carefully added more and more layers, turning a potentially bland black outfit into something of a masterpiece. The second layer, a cute flowy black skirt you see peeking out from underneath, actually turns out to be a fragile chiffon-like dress with sweet embroidered flowers stitched on it. Next, she added a thick crocheted sweater for a little warmth amidst this fickle season change. Lastly, what originally caught my eye was her thrifted, mature button-down detailed with a dark, yet multicolor animal print. If you’d stop there, she’d look cool enough to photograph, but she didn’t. She kept layering and adding charming details. Her layers of accessories made her seem like a campus icon. I guarantee everyone she passed that day couldn’t help but notice her.
Her gold accessories are captivating, on trend and clearly hand picked on various separate shopping trips. Yet all the mixed accessories come together to provide this retro look with a neat gold twist. Her sunglasses caught my attention first, probably because I’m currently searching for a new pair myself. Although this John Lennon trend is a sweeping sensation right now, not all can pull off the look as flawlessly as she. The retro trend of her glasses matches the look of her ensemble, which clearly exemplifies her love and knowledge of vintage fashion. Last but not least, I feel I should touch on her hair. I actually witnessed her receive a few compliments on the color and style. The color is bold and the style is prominent. A runway look that represents a sense of higher fashion but is demonstrated as a street trend. I think the key factor here is to realize tons of jewelry isn’t necessary, but a few prominent accessories matching the style of your look can really take it a step further.
Spotted: Peaking dresses much like you see here in Timo Weiland’s fall 2013 Ready-To-Wear show.