ACCESSORIES REPORT: Dress For Success

Accessories Report

Oversized sweaters, infinity scarves and knee-high boots is my uniform during these brutish fall days. Wandering through campus, it’s always inspirational to see how each Fashionista takes the classic sweater and puts his/her own innovative twists on what seems to be the fall dresscode. When I spotted this Fashionista, I admired each touch she put on her ensemble. Her preppy look was refreshing amongst the many bundled students.

This Fashionista looked chic from head to toe. On her way to present her case for class, she was dressed for success. Her giraffe print sweater is exotic, with a print that is not all too common. She follows the trend of prints in fall but found something distinctive to stand out. The neutral tones look great against the layered jean shirt. The layering of this Madewell sweater with the jean shirt is a fun way of mix-matching favorite pieces for a new look. This look is borrowed from a look reserved for men. The popular white collar under sweater look. As many runways love to reinvent menswear for women, this Fashionista takes the same imaginative leap. I give her an A plus, she definitely aced this.

With my eye for detail after years of working in a family owned boutique, I did not pass up on her great add-ons. The double crystal studs are fabulous. This fun costume jewelry that she picked out from Target has close resemblance to Kate Spade crystal earrings. The piece is friendlier to a college girl budget, but still has the shine worthy of Miss Spade. Pairing with a few simple gold bangles adds to this dashing attire, not to mention the boots, with their peek-a-boo lacing in back. They are a drool worthy piece.

Take a note from this week's successful dresser and mix-match your favorite pieces for an overall new attire. It's never to late to reinvent who you are with fashion!

Spotted: Ralph Lauren fall 2012 runway looks were menswear inspired
 

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ACCESSORIES REPORT: Dress for Success

Accessories Report

With finals, erratic weather and early sunsets, it’s the time of the year when college students are least concerned with their appearance. Though the easier option is to throw on a large sweatshirt or coat thereby hiding whatever atrocity lies beneath, it never hurts to take care of oneself and put together a comfortable yet stylish outfit. Studies have shown that dressing well gives individuals an extra boost of confidence, which we all certainly need during these last few trying weeks of the semester.

I spotted today’s Fashionista amongst troops of students marching to the library, however she stood out from the crowd in her feminine tomboy look. She has on a patterned sheer button-up with a tunic collar tucked into a pair of grey harem dress pants and cinched in at the waist by a brown woven skinny belt. The daintiness of her shirt contrasted by the menswear feel of her pants makes for an unexpected chic look. To recreate this outfit, match these high-waisted pants from Urban Outfitters with this print shirt from Zara. Create an hourglass silhouette using either of these belts from nastygal.com. As for jewelry, this Fashionista sports a long necklace with a peacock feather pendant, continuing the wildlife theme of her tribal print shirt. She piles on two gold bangles on her left wrist and tops off her ensemble with a chunky ring. Check out a similar version from Aldo.

Today’s Fashionista’s bold fashion choices let us know she’s ready to face Finals head-on.

Spotted: Peacock print was a predominant feature on Eki Orleans' spring 2012 runway.

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