As the final weeks of summer come to an end, Fashionistas everywhere are taking advantage of their last few chances to wear their sunshine staples: high-rise shorts and crop tops. This summer has been a game-changing one for these fashions. The season opened with cropped tank tops and tees and closed with a variety of twists on the basic ideas. As far as bottoms go, wearing denim shorts isn’t just a simple decision between blue and white anymore. Fashionistas must now choose between high-rise and low-rise, dark wash and acid wash, rips and no rips. The number of decisions continues to increase as new styles continue are released in stores.
The original and simple cropped T-shirt has now been crafted into tops with open backs, cut up sleeves and printed floral designs. Even American Apparel has expanded on their basics, putting out turtleneck cropped tanks and Hawaiian printed button-ups. It seems that no pattern is too risky anymore. Vintage thrift shop clothing can’t be deciphered from a brand new outfit from Topshop or Brandy Melville. Past styles are back, and hopefully here to stay throughout the rest of the year.
Name: Allie Frappier
CollegeFashionista: Where do you get your fashion inspiration?
Allie Frappier: I kind of just wear what I think looks good.
CF: Do you have any fashion icons?
AF: When I’m looking at runway things, I like looking at Kristen Stewart. Overall, I prefer to follow people that dress with edgy style.
CF: Where are some of your favorite places to shop?
AF: Urban Outfitters, thrift stores in San Francisco, Brandy Melville and basically any places with more of a California-style look.
CF: When did you start getting interested in fashion?
AF: I guess when I went to college. I finally had the opportunity to be on my own and I wanted to create my own style.
How To: What first drew me to this Fashionista were her booties paired with high socks. This look has been getting more popular and will be perfect when fall weather starts to take over. These booties paired with these velvet socks are ideal for any outfit choice from a dress to a pair of shorts like this Fashionista chose. For crop tops galore (which you can basically find anywhere today), check out Polyvore. As far as hot spots for high-rise shorts, I think you know the drill by now. Urban Outfitters is the place to go.