Running around during finals week. This is something that every student on campus dreads, yet every student absolutely must do. It is a time when fashion tends to fall by the wayside between trips to the library and Starbucks, but not for this Fashionista. She is taking finals by the horns and showing them who’s boss while looking absolutely fabulous doing so! Her look was the perfect balance of comfort and chic to get her through this upcoming few weeks on campus and she couldn’t have done it better.
Name: Chelsea Santos
Major: Business Administration
CollegeFashionista: What brands are you wearing today?
Chelsea Santos: My tank top is from Forever 21 and my jeans are from H&M. My bag is also from Forever 21 and, surprisingly, my sweater is from Goodwill.
CF: What would you say inspires your style? Do you look anywhere in particular for inspiration?
CS: I don’t really get any specific inspiration for my style, I just pick out clothing that I enjoy. I go thrift shopping a lot because the older styles are always coming back in.
CF: Where is your favorite place to shop?
CS: My favorite places to shop would definitely have to be Forever 21 or Brandy Melville.
CF: Do you have a favorite season to shop for?
CS: My favorite season to shop for would be summer because I love wearing bright colors. I also really enjoy making my own high-waisted shorts so going to the consignment shop and finding old high-waisted jeans to cut up is always a fun thing to do.
CF: Do you have any advice for fellow Fashionistas?
CS: My only advice would be to wear what makes you happy. Don’t try to follow all of the latest trends; wear what you want to wear regardless of other people’s opinions.
How To: To achieve this perfect spring look, start with your basic pair of skinny jeans and cuff them. You can absolutely never go wrong with classic blues from Gap! Next, a flowy white tank with great detail like our Fashionista is wearing is the perfect installment to take you into spring. Depending on your personal style, you may want to lean away from a lace tank and more towards one with fringe but either way the detail really makes a basic white shirt pop! Since the weather isn’t warm enough to go bare shouldered yet, consider a cardigan while on campus to avoid the breeze. One with a burst of color will take your outfit to the next level. Finish this look off with a killer bag and a pair of gladiator sandals.