If one thing has come back into style this year, it is definitely high-waisted shorts. Girls everywhere have been searching the racks at their local thrift stores and are turning those “mom jeans” into an old time fashion-forward trend. However, instead of keeping this ’70s trend the same, our generation has put our own twist on the shorts by adding new details like studs and American flag back pockets. I spotted this Fashionista and her high-wasted studded shorts on their way through campus to grab a quick bite to eat. She paired her shorts with a green blouse and blue cardigan, letting her look be fashionable but comfy all at once.
Name: Kelsey Swieczkowski
CollegeFashionista: How would you describe your style?
Kelsey Swieczkowski: If I had to describe it in one genre I guess I would say boho. However, I’d say it mainly changes everyday according to how I feel or for what my plans are for the day.
CF: Where do you normally shop?
KS: Buffalo Exchange is definitely my favorite store. I actually got pretty much my whole entire outfit that I’m wearing right now from there. I just love it because you can find really unique items that no one else has and not to mention it’s a bargain!
CF: What is on your next shopping list?
KS: I would say scarves and a new chambray shirt. I already have one but it has studs on the shoulders so a plain one would be great to have if I’m trying to look more casual. Also, I really want a slouchy beanie for when the cold weather hits.
CF: What is a staple piece of clothing that you have in your wardrobe?
KS: It’s always sweaters and jackets. I pick out which jacket I want to wear first then always base the rest of my outfit around that.
CF: Who inspires your style?
KS: It’s probably a combination between Zooey Deschanel and Selena Gomez. I just think their styles are so unique and they both always look put together.
How To: To create this look definitely start at your local thrift store. You’ll save quite a bit of money by buying a pair of old jeans and cutting them into shorts yourself. Plus the denim will most likely already have a worn out look! Then to add the extra flare, visit the closest craft store and start browsing for some fabric or studs to put on the pockets!