Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger and J.Crew have made the preppy polished look a timeless American classic. Cardigans, oxfords and button-downs have become iconic symbols of the scholarly chic style. This Fashionista is rocking the perfect updated school girl look. Steal her look and follow her tips to look fabulous at the library, on a Starbucks coffee run or at a study group with your friends!
Name: Lydia Detty
Major: Biology- Pre Med
College Fashionista: What are you wearing?
Lydia Detty: I got my cardigan and button-down top from Forever 21. My pants are from H&M. I got my shoes from this website called urbanog.com and my purse is Cath Kidston.
CF: With all of the holidays coming up, what are you planning on wearing to holiday parties?
LD: I’ve been thinking about this for weeks! I’ll probably wear a sweater and boots or maybe a sweater dress. I have a red sweater dress that I might wear with sparkly tights and black heels. I want to look festive but not like “Hey I’m wearing red and green.”
CF: What challenges do you come across when dressing for cold weather?
LD: I have a hard time finding shoes that are weather appropriate but that still look good with what I’m wearing. I also have trouble with coats. I have two warm coats and they don’t always match my attire!
CF: What’s your favorite cold weather accessory or clothing article?
LD: I think my favorite for cold weather is a pair of boots, but I’m super picky with how they look on my legs. When I look at riding boots, they’re too tall and I think they look weird because my legs are short.
How to: To get this Fashionista’s lovely layered look, start with a button-down blouse. I love that she chose a chambray top, because I feel that it makes the look a little more casual chic, but you can choose any button-down that you like. Then, layer the blouse with a chunky knit cardigan. Next match it with a pair of berry colored skinnies—you could choose plum or maroon. Accessorize the final look with a colored cross body bag and vintage inspired oxfords! Tip: To keep the look pretty and polished, give your hair bouncy loose curls!