The end of summer is here. Friends are leaving for school, summer jobs (and internships) are finishing up and summer flings take the back burner as the heat of classes and responsibility take center stage. This week has been pretty hectic for me. At this very moment, I am on the balcony of a hotel in Birmingham, Alabama. I’m in the process of a 17-hour car ride to Florida. Hooray to family vacations! Earlier this week I moved into my first house off campus. It was a process to say the least. However, I did not let my outfit fall by the wayside. First impressions are very important, especially when you live next door to five male rugby players! After hulling box after box into my room, I decided to reward myself with a Starbucks iced green tea. While making my three minute voyage (another reason why this house is perfect), I came across this week’s Fashionista.
Although classes haven’t started yet, one would not believe the amount of students moving into houses off campus last sunny Tuesday morning! I spotted many guys and gals wearing sweatpants and shirt ensembles. *Insert the McKayla Maroney not impressed face.* This week’s Fashionista made a statement. That statement was that it is easy to look chill and cool with a few staple items. She wore a pair of high-waisted jean shorts under a black chunky sweater, which were both excellent thrift store finds! Her accessories made the ensemble. She wore a burgundy beanie with a pair of ski socks and the coolest pair of combat boots. They were destroyed and covered in studs: very punk. Already prepared for classes, she wore a Vera Bradley backpack. Her most interesting accessory, however, was her necklace that her friend made. It was a gold bullet shell with a piece of jagged amethyst sticking out from the bottom. It was incredible!
So my fashion enthusiasts, be cool, be smart, be stylish, but most importantly, be original.
Spotted: Beanie caps were featured in Alexander Wang’s fall 2008 collection.