Style Advice of the Week

Hi all! The spring semester has begun and I hope you all had a wonderful break because I definitely did. I decided to pamper myself and went to the wonderful Cancun with special someone. Getting away from the cold was the best. Besides the sensational spa treatment, the beautiful beach, the jam-packed jungle tour and the fabulous food, I went on a tour to Chichen Itza to see Mayan ruins. It just so happened that on this particular trip I noticed a Fashionista within my tour group. I approached her and lo and behold she was another U of I student!

Besides being an architecture major, this Fashionista enjoys browsing through fashion magazines for inspiration. When it comes to accessories, she likes pairing her outfits with versatile bags. In order to do this, she picks bags in neutral colors, such as beige and light pink. In this outfit, she is sporting a Ted Baker bag with a pair of Tory Burch sandals.

To get her look, try pairing a cute summer dress from H&M with an envelope crossbody bag from Forever21. This shape of bag is definitely trending right now. Since it comes in a variety of colors, this bag is versatile enough to use on occasions such as a tour or even a night out with friends. To top it all off, slip on a pair of comfortable shoes such as this pair of gladiator sandals from Steven Madden. This trip taught be to always dress my best, because you never know who you will bump into.


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