Before college, all of us had different expectations for what this new schooling experience would be like. Some of us pictured long hours locked up in the library. Others imagined partying with friends until the wee hours of the morning. The rest of us foresaw nothing but outfits upon outfits with a cute collegiate flair. Well, it turns out that college is kind of a mix of all of those things, plus a million other responsibilities and expectations mixed with stress and little sleep. Along the way, fashion can easily be pushed to the side.
This adorable Fashionista is the perfect dose of style inspiration we college students need during this part of the semester when the work seems harder than ever and the end of the semester feels so far away. Her ensemble is exactly how I pictured all college students to look everyday (I was way off). It’s super stylish, yet functional, and just has the coolest collegiate feel. To emulate her look, button a plaid button-down or flannel all the way to the top. Tuck it into a cute corduroy mini skirt and pair with tights, your favorite combat boots and an oversized cardigan. Finish everything off with a major statement necklace and a killer pair of glasses and you’ll be ready to tackle your runway that is the sidewalk.
Not only did this Fashionista rock it in the fashion department, but in the beauty area as well. Her hair and makeup are simply angelic. To steal a line from Veruca Salt, “I want it now.” If you feel the same way I do, experiment with finding the perfect pink blush and lipstick or gloss. I love e.l.f.’s blush and tarte makes a great lip tint. To get some sweet waves, practice your hot roller skills or grab my favorite tool, the Beachwaver, and add a few waves at the ends of your hair.
With a cute collegiate look, you’ll feel more inspired to tackle your classes and finish the semester with ease and a dash of fabulousness.