We all want to be seen. I believe it is an undeniable characteristic of human nature to seek attention from others. Whether it comes from our friends or complete strangers, these moments of connection drive us forward. When we get dressed in the morning, we often consider others’ reactions to our ensembles. We wonder if our boyfriend will notice our dress or if our new kicks will get any compliments. Let’s be honest — we all want to show off a little. I know I often think about my most fashionable girlfriends when I put together an outfit. Even when we dress for ourselves, we are also dressing for others. That is why my job as a Style Guru is so fun. I love calling my campus’s most fashion-conscious students out on their fabulous style.
Today’s Fashionista is a perfect example. She expresses an easy yet cool persona through her masterful use of layering. With a basic pair of black skinnies as her foundation, she can take her look in a variety of directions. She chooses to contrast these pants with a basic white T-shirt and oxblood cardigan. A simple black scarf, thrown effortlessly around her neck, contributes to her relaxed and chic style. But the proof of her fashion prowess comes in her attention to details. Notice her polished, tortoise shell glasses and antique rhinestone earrings. These accessories add a dose of polish to her staple pieces.
This ensemble is ideal for every college student who is hard pressed to find time or money to devote to fashion. It is as simple as wearing classic staple items in neutral hues and jazzing these basics up with a few choice accessories. A pair of fitted black pants, for instance, will take you far—as will a loose white T-shirt. Invest your money in high-quality accessories that will last. A sophisticated pair of sunglasses and short leather booties, like today’s Fashionista is rocking, will elevate any outfit in a flash. Pick clothing that not only gives you confidence but is also versatile. This will guarantee quick outfit assembly when you are in a rush to make it to your 8:00 am. A well-edited arsenal of neutrals in classic silhouettes will keep your mornings stress-free and your outfits refined. But most importantly, this method of dressing will attract the attention that you secretly crave.