If there are some trends on campus that cannot be overlooked, they are inarguably Vera Bradley, lightweight jackets and boat shoes. This week’s Fashionista demonstrates how to incorporate the summery shoe into a casual fall ensemble that is perfect for class. The modern boat shoe was the creative work of Paul Sperry, who was inspired to create the perfect shoe for boating by his dog’s ability to run over ice without slipping. Today, Sperry Top-Siders are popular across campus, with shoes in a variety of styles for Fashionistas/os to release their inner boater. This Fashionista has cuffed her skinny jeans to properly show off the shoe, and she uses darker colors and fabrics to take the shoes from summer to fall.
This Fashionista also hits upon a big trend with the use of her water-resistant Longchamp tote. Its simple design and colors make it versatile and appropriate for any occasion or outfit, while the color blocking on the bag makes it ultratrendy for fall. For Fashionistas on a tight budget who may not want to invest in the designer brand, shop for a less expensive handbag with fun colors but a simple design to achieve the same effect, or use this Fashionista’s bag as inspiration to try another piece that makes use of color blocking. The geometric design allows for Fashionistas to display a lot of colors without being overwhelming.
This Fashionista shows that sometimes inspiration can come from the students around you on campus. Though Fashionistas should never buy into a trend merely because it’s “trendy,” we can see here that it's simple to take some popular pieces and integrate them into your own unique look. So, when getting dressed this week, Fashionistas, remember the value of the most simple accessories. Pick your favorite trend and dress it to fit your own style!