October 1st kicked of the University of Chicago’s first day of Fall Quarter. The leaves are turning colors, campus groups are chalking up the sidewalks and students are rushing to class. But with the excitement of a new school year also comes a little bit of anxiety and first day of school jitters. Your outfit doesn’t need to add any stress! This Fashionista’s outfit gave off an easy, minimalist vibe that was impossible not to photograph. It was a perfect ensemble for the first day of classes, managing to look cute, fun, pulled together but effortless.
Name: Maggie Sivit
Grade: 3rd year
Double Major: Art History and Philosophy
College Fashionista: I love your outfit! Can you tell me a little bit about it?
Maggie Sivit: This is my go-to outfit for most occasions. I lived out of a duffel bag for most of the summer so I basically lived in this outfit. Almost everything is from thrift stores in Cleveland. The jacket is London Fog, the shoes are Cole Haan and the dress doesn't have a label.
CF: What were you doing this summer?
MS: I was living in Brooklyn, working as an editorial intern for Vogue.
CF: Wow! What an incredible experience. What was your favorite part of the internship?
MS: Well I got to run around the city every day, so that was cool just exploring New York. Also, going to a lot of different photography and design studios was amazing and I was able to meet a lot of really interesting and creative individuals.
CF: Well, needless to say, I’m jealous. What would you describe your style as?
MS: I love Alexa Chung so I’d basically aspire to dress like her. I can’t really define my personal style though, I just wear what I like.
How To: If anyone’s style icon is Alexa Chung, then they get an A+ in my book. She’s the quintessential quirky cool girl with an originality that can’t go wrong. This Fashionista did an excellent job of creating a similar vibe. To mimic this effortless, chic ensemble, layer an all-purpose anorak jacket over a chambray denim dress. You’ll be prepared for the fall weather, but can easily remove the jacket if class gets too stuffy. For a retro-modern take on penny loafers, wear yours with socks. To add a little bit of whimsy, pin up your locks with several unique hair clips. I admire this Fashionista’s cool, laid-back take on fashion and her answer to describing her personal style. Staying to true to what you know you like and ignoring the dizzying rotation of fashion trends is first-rate style advice, guaranteeing you ace any style dilemmas this fall.