CollegeFashionista X American Eagle Outfitters: Day 4

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My preppy self adores springtime fashion for many reasons; being able to wear as many bright colors at one time is definitely one of my favorites. These vivid coral American Eagle Outfitters shorts would, of course, look great with basic cream tones or stark whites that are always appropriate for springtime. However, I like to have multiple focal points in an outfit. I chose an equally bright green tee to pair the shorts with, adding a pompom-trimmed neon yellow scarf for good measure. Basic T-shirts are everywhere this spring, perfect for standing on their own during the day or layering when it gets cooler. Light linen scarves are my most beloved spring accessories; particularly bright ones are just right for livening up a simple outfit on a warm day.

With such a dramatically colored outfit, keeping my other accessories subtle was a must. I paired my favorite pearl earrings with a big ivory bow clip, mirroring the delicacy of my nude ballet flats. Flats are the best for walking around campus all day, making this outfit great for a day of classes or a weekend shopping trip.

Aside from brightly colored articles of clothing, spring is also the best time for outdoor activities. February marks the beginning of pitchers and catchers — And what sport better complements the blooming flowers and sunny days than baseball? Add a pair of tortoiseshell shades and an animated cowbell to really be prepared for all those doubleheaders!

As my shameless Greek life-supporter plug, I would also throw this outfit on to attend a philanthropy event. Many are held outside during the warmer parts of the day, so keeping to an airy ensemble is imperative. Most charities have specific colors they associate with their philanthropy; to really highlight my involvement, I would swap out the green top for a tee in the same color as the charity’s.

Spring flowers and sunshine makes me happy. Fashion is the most civilized way for me to channel my visibly (and audibly) perky springtime mood. So for this spring season, don’t just pick a pair of colored denim and keep your other pieces subtle — Pick that colored piece of denim and run with it.

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