What’s fall without lace-up boots and an army inspired jacket? This Fashionista caught my eye with her original take on the combat trend and her creative color combination. Her rust skinny jeans pair perfectly with the shades in her printed paisley scarf. Underneath her olive jacket complete with shoulder pads, she wore a yellow and white striped T-shirt. To complete the look, her ankle boots show off her tough side while her plum beret keeps her looking girly and chic.
Name: Jackie Kambeitz
Major: Mass Communications
CollegeFashionista: Tell me about your outfit today, what inspired this look?
Jackie Kambeitz: Well it was too cold not to wear a jacket today, so I centered my outfit around which one I wanted to wear. I love my ankle boots too, so I made sure that I wore skinny jeans to show them off.
CF: What are your boots and jacket or where did you get them?
JK: My boots are Steve Madden, I bought them online. And my jacket is Free People.
CF: What's your go-to piece to wear on a typical class day?
JK: I love leggings, I probably have ten pairs. You’ll always see me in my printed leggings and a baggy shirt with tall boots. It looks put together, but comfort is definitely a priority.
CF: What’s your secret to looking put together on your busiest days?
JK: I always focus on my outfit first, so if I only have ten minutes to get ready, I always make my outfit the main priority. I’m okay with putting my hair on top of my head, and adding just a little mascara, as long as my outfit's cute. You’re clothes are the first thing people see.
CF: I love that! Is there anyone that’s inspired this fashion-forward attitude?
JK: Yeah, my mom is the ultimate style queen. She’s forced my sister and I to be more fashionable ever since we were little.
How To: To get this military-inspired look, start from the bottom up. Lace-up combat boots are a must this season and can be worn with all skinny jeans and leggings. Next, an olive cargo jacket is an essential for your fall wardrobe. They're perfect for layering and can be paired with any fun print; it’s also a great substitute for black. The military look is very casual and not so dainty, so try not to over-accessorize. A great hat and scarf as shown here can add the perfect pop of color and texture.