Summer might be over, but the heat is still sticking around. Even though the fall semester has begun for many of you, you still have to accommodate the sweat inducing weather and stay comfortable for class. This can be done with some basic summer staples as well as a few that will easily transition into your fall ensembles. Today’s Fashionista captures the essence of summer with her cut-off shorts and strappy sandals but foreshadows the crispy fall weather with darker hues and a textured, long sleeve shirt. She is also sporting some great accessories that add more visual interest to her look.
Name: Linden Taber
CollegeFashionista: How would you describe your accessories style?
Linden Taber: Warrior princess.
CF: Who or what inspires your style?
LT: I wouldn’t say I’m inspired by anyone or anything. When I shop, I buy things that will be comfortable and fit my body type. It’s rare that a specific person or thing will inspire me in a store.
CF: If you could spend a day shopping in any city, which one would it be?
LT: New York City, duh.
CF: How do you like to stay comfortable but still fashionable?
LT: By bedazzling my casual outfits with accessories.
CF: What would you never be caught wearing?
LT: A baggy sorority shirt, Nike shorts and chacos.
How To: If you want to stay comfortable in the heat and still look good for class, you’ll need to find a comfortable pair of shorts. You can make your own by cutting up a pair of jeans from a thrift store or check out some options by Free People or J Brand. Next, look for a top that can be a staple for the fall but can also still be worn during the hotter weeks. This Fashionista went with a black one with a textured flower detail. Check out this one from Topshop or this studded one. Since I’m sure you haven’t put away your sandals yet, throw on your favorite strappy pair. Add some punch to your look with a statement necklace and some complementary bracelets. Throw on an oversized tote bag for your laptop and books and you’ll be all set for a long day of classes.