Traditionally, Colgate has a preppy, East Coast typecast. But I would like to dispel the stereotype that everyone on campus looks like they walked out of a Ralph Lauren catalogue. While Colgate students do embrace the East Coast culture, they also put their own unique twists on it to create a totally unique kind of style. This Fashionista does just that.
Her lower half is pretty and preppy, while her upper half has an edgy twist to make the look her own. She proves that you don’t have to be doused in head-to-toe Lily Pulitzer to have an East Coast Liberal Arts education. Any J.Crew-fanatic will fall in love with her pastel pink skinnies; they’re the perfect hue for spring, but will keep you covered during these last chilly days. Her nude flats are a staple that every Fashionista should have in her closet; they’re versatile and easy to slip on for any occasion. I was most impressed with her cool chambray button-down and white tee. Layering is absolutely key here Upstate, since the weather is always unpredictable. For those rare bursts of sunshine, she could easily slip off the button-down and still have a cute and comfy outfit to enjoy the day in. While the jean shirt has become a popular piece in the past couple seasons, hers has its own flare. At a closer look, there are colorful Aztec strips on her shoulders that pop against her otherwise solid ensemble. Additionally, the denim has an acid wash tint that gives the outfit a little hipster vibe.
As for accessories, this Fashionista has it down to a science. Most Colgate Fashionistas have their everyday jewelry they just can’t leave the dorm without: simple charm necklace, chunky wristwatch and silver rings. Adding some cat eye sunnies and an oversized clutch, this co-ed deserves an A+.