Don’t underestimate the power of patterns. Daring designs can make or break any ensemble. They can boost your style by adding fun flair, or pull it down by acting overbearing and cluttered in comparison to your other duds. In this case-scenario patterns are a plus. While I may be the only part of the pair you hear from on CollegeFashionista, my twin has some style parallel to that of the most fashionable Fashionistas. Not only does she share her expertise with the students at Appalachian State, but she also gives some tips to students who read Her Campus. My trendy twin’s look is one that we all wish we could imitate.
This ensemble is casual, comfortable and easy to re-create. The one aspect of this look that stands out to me this most is the intricate pattern on her flannel top. Flannel button-down shirts are perfect for fall and winter because they keep you warm and on trend. Who doesn't love to snuggle up in a cozy shirt and boots? Let your inner lumber-jack loose! Urban Outfitters stocks flannel shirts that come in a variety of patterns such as houndstooth, plaid and western style like the one pictured. A wide variety of flannel tops can be worn dressed down with Topshop gray skinny jeans and caramel boots, like this Steve Madden pair, or dressed up with a leather skirt, black tights and wedge booties.
Is the flannel not warm enough for you? Throw on a motorcycle jacket to add some rocker edge. This punk and posh piece can be worn over floral dresses and tops for a girly look or alongside jeans for a cute laid-back style.
Want to add another pop of color to your ensemble? Why not throw on a envelope messanger bag. Zara, Forever 21 and Aldo Accessories have tiny messanger bags that are spacious enough to hold your keys and wallet, but small enough to not weigh you down while you walk around campus.