Spring has come to Temple University! Temperatures have been on the rise in Philadelphia and that means only one thing — time to break out the high-waist shorts! When spending a long day in classes, comfort is of utmost importance. However, when making yourself comfortable, you should never have to abandon style. I spotted this Fashionista in a fabulous layered look that’s both smart and stylish for the tricky spring climate. Comfy high-waist shorts, a cute spring jacket and sneakers are all it takes to achieve style and feel good throughout the day.
Name: Ali Visconto
CollegeFashionista: What are you wearing today?
Ali Visconto: I am wearing high-waist denims, [a] T-shirt, and necklace from Forever 21, an American Rag jacket and Jack Purcell Sneakers. My watch is by Fossil and my sunglasses are Ray-Ban.
CF: Where do you like to shop?
AV: I shop all over. If I’m out and I see a piece I like, I’ll grab it! Forever 21 is great for basics and for when I need to run out and get something on short notice because of their vast selection, so most of my clothes are from there. Urban Outfitters and American Apparel are also always reliable! I’m hesitant about online shopping only because I am so particular about how things fit [on] me, but what I like to do is constantly look at websites like Tobi.com, Threadsense.com and PinkIce.com to keep up with the latest trends and give myself an idea of what to look for when I go shopping or am putting together an outfit.
CF: Do you have a fashion icon? Do they inspire your style?
AV: I actually love Kristin Cavallari’s style and it is so similar to my own. She is all about comfort and mixing basic pieces with some on trend accessories to create a simple, easy, yet fashion forward look. I’m all about jeans, a T-shirt and sandals with a fun scarf or jacket. Her style is very clean, casual and easy, which I can relate to.
CF: What is one item in your closet that you cannot live without?
AV: One item in my closet that I cannot live without would have to be cardigans. I must own one in every color, and they prove such a staple piece in my wardrobe. They are so versatile and can easily be worn with leggings, jeans, shorts or even over a skirt or dress, and [they] come in handy throughout every season!
How To: This look is cute and casual, and the pieces are the perfect wardrobe staples. Start by pairing a white T-shirt with a trendy spring jacket, like this utility jacket from ASOS. Next, find the perfect high-waist shorts for your body. Urban Outfitters is a great place to find many different styles of high-waist shorts. Accessorize with classic Converse All-Stars, a staple necklace and chunky watch.