From innocent little girls in cotton-candy-pink tulle tutus to spunky grandmothers in stain-your-cheeks-cherry lipstick, every girl wants to feel pretty. Sometimes, though, it can be hard to recreate that princess ballerina look once we reach adulthood. We all have that desire to look and feel like delicate dolls once in a while, but a toy is the last thing you want to resemble. This week's Fashionista reminds us that you can, in fact, be cutesy well past the days where boys had cooties and the playground was the place to be.
Junior Sophia Suarez caught my eye on my lunch break — trust me, it's hard to do. Her printed floral jeans were the perfect hues of understated pastel. The super-skinny fit and ankle length were not only flattering, but age appropriate. Her simple sleeveless top was sweet and sophisticated. Upon further inspection, you can see the studded detail of the tank, adding a bit of twenty-something edge. Paired with light brown leather Tory Burch flats and gold-tone jewelry, this Fashionista looked flirty and adorable.
Name: Sophia Suarez
Major: Political Science
CollegeFashionista: How would you describe your style?
Sophia Suarez: A mix between girly and a little edge.
CF: Where do you get your style inspiration?
CF: How has growing up in Miami influenced your style?
SS: Growing up in Miami has definitely exposed me to lots of different styles, so I like to take a little from each one. For example, the gold studs on my top today mixed with my floral print jeans.
CF: What is your fashion staple for the fall?
SS: Studs, prints, and tees.
How To: To get this Fashionista's charmingly playful look, try these floral jeggings from American Eagle Outfitters. Add a classic ballet flat and a solid top. Don't be afraid to channel your inner Blair Waldorf with a bow headband like this one from Forever 21!