The first day back to class is like Christmas for a Fashionista. We get to pop the tags off our new clothes and feel unstoppable all day. Between classes, we like to people watch and find new ideas for our own wardrobes, as well as enjoy all the bright colors and trends popping up around campus. I noticed this Fashionista reconnecting with friends over lunch in her cobalt blue high-waisted shorts and classic white blouse. She had the perfect balance between summer fun and scholastic chic.
Name: Katie Kinzel
CollegeFashionista: What are three staple items in your closet?
Katie Kinzel: Maxi dresses, skinny jeans and flannels.
CF: What is your favorite type of accessory and why?
KK: I really like earrings [because] they have the ability to dress up a casual outfit or make it more outlandish.
CF: When did you first become interested in fashion?
KK: Towards the end of high school. I noticed everyone around me was wearing Abercrombie & Fitch and Hollister Co. From then on, I took the initiative to shop at different places and try different styles.
CF: What is your go-to outfit formula?
KK: Skinny jeans or high-waisted shorts with a tunic shirt and flats.
How To: To get this Fashionista’s look, pair some colored shorts with a lightweight blouse or solid tank top. Put on some coordinating sandals and paint your nails to match. For another take on this outfit, try switching out the shorts for a bright maxi skirt or put on some classic flats instead of sandals.