Now that everyone’s slowly, but surely getting back into the swing of things at school, that first day of classes outfit is probably done and over with. But it’s no time for your style to take a break! Every day is a new chance to enhance and grow your sense of style, even on those rainy days, which this Fashionista showcases. It’s a hard known fact that despite the weather, college students are still expected to trek across campus to class. However this shouldn’t dampen your outfit choices! This Fashionista continued to sport her preppy and fun look despite the un-fun weather. Check out this Fashionista’s tips below on how to look fashionable no matter what the forecast brings!
Name: Ashley Arcuri
Major: Psychology and Spanish
CollegeFashionista: How do you still dress fashionably despite the weather?
Ashley Arcuri: I always dress comfortably, no matter what the weather is. That’s definitely my motto for picking out my outfits. I also don’t do my hair on bad weather days to diminish the amount of frizz. Also Sperry Top-Siders are good in any type of weather.
CF: Who is your fashion icon for inspiration?
AA: I don’t have a specific fashion icon instead I look at clothes and suggestions from J.Crew and Ralph Lauren. I also love Lauren Conrad and her sense of style. She’s very preppy!
CF: What are you wearing and where is each piece from?
AA: My denim vest is from Gap, my simple tank is from Hollister, my turquoise chino shorts and blue-toned necklace are from J.Crew, my shoes are Sperry Top-Siders and my watch is Fossil.
CF: What are your favorite fall trends that you’re excited to sport?
AA: Besides scarves, I’m pretty excited to wear flannels and rock the plaid pattern in general, especially with fall vests. I’m looking forward to wearing warmer clothes since it means no more heat and humidity!
CF: What’s your favorite store and why?
AA: J.Crew is hands down my favorite store! You can never go wrong there, especially for a preppy personality like myself. The more buttons and collars there are the better.
How To: If you’re looking to sport a preppy look that’s perfect for bad weather, you’re in the right place! This Fashionista ties in each of these components perfectly in this outfit. Her preppy look mixes the right amount of summer and fall together and this denim vest echoes the theme. Add a pop of color to brighten your rainy day by sporting a vibrant pair of chino shorts. Throw on a similarly toned statement necklace to carry the bright hues throughout your outfit. Lastly, slide your feet into a neutral pair of Sperry Top-Sider boat shoes to complete the look. As this Fashionista mentioned, these shoes cannot fail you whatever the weather is. Now, you have no excuse to look anything but fashionable when the next storm hits. However, I would also suggest throwing an umbrella in your backpack just in case!