Today’s Fashionista is laidback chic in all the right ways. She pairs printed trousers with studded loafers, a short pea coat and knit circle scarf. Her red shoes add a little bit of color to her outfit, which is the perfect ensemble to throw on for class since it’s simple but still interesting. In my opinion, patterned pants, a solid basic T-shirt and a good flat make up the ultimate outfit for a CollegeFashionista. It’s super practical but will give you instant style points. To learn more about today’s Fashionista, read below. She reveals where she got her outfit from and also dishes on some beauty tips.
Name: Karely Perez
CollegeFashionista: How would you describe your style?
Karely Perez: From Monday to Thursday I like to be casual, you know, I’m going to school and working. I like tight-fitting clothes because of my body shape; if I wear loose things I look like a bag. I guess I like to wear tighter clothes — not too tight — something form-fitting.
CF: Where do you shop?
KP: This outfit describes where I usually shop. The shoes are from Zara, pants are from Urban Outfitters. I like H&M and Forever 21 — stuff like that.
CF: What inspires your style?
KP: I pretty much just look at people on the street. I just buy what I like — I’m not really too into fashion blogs and things like that. The city is a big influence, definitely.
CF: What makeup do you use and love?
KP: I’m a huge fan of MAC; MAC will always be my number one. They have this pro liquid liner that does not come off ever ever. Their powder is amazing. I love Urban Decay because they have awesome eye shadow colors. I like NARS lipstick because I love that matte finish; those are the brands that I usually buy.
CF: Do you have any beauty tips?
KP: Coconut oil really helps hydrate the eyes. The eyes are important — don’t do too much eye makeup. For the weekends, it’s good but definitely hydrate the eyes, wear mascara and go, and you’ll look fresh.
How To: Pair patterned pants with a comfy, embellished loafer like this one by House of Harlow or, if you want to splurge, this adorable pair by Marc by Marc Jacobs. To balance out the detailed shoe and busy pant, wear a basic T-shirt in a neutral color like white or gray.