A few years ago, I couldn’t go any where in St. Augustine without being asked, “How do you walk in those shoes?” It was rare that I would leave the house without a pair of heels at least four inches high. I was always super done up. I looked great, but it just wasn’t practical – especially in a town with cobblestone streets.
As I’ve let the years pass by here at Flagler College, I’ve learned to embrace what I once scorned. I’ve learned to embrace comfort and practicality. Now, I’m not condoning sweat pants and flip flops in public ever, but I am encouraging my fellow Flagler Fashionistas to find simple styles that are chic and practical for a town where each brick in the side walk is as unpredictable as the apocalypse.
This Fashionista wears a cute, simple outfit any girl could love. Her look immediately catches the eye with her black and white polka-dot circle skirt that falls modestly at her knees. She pairs the skirt with a plain white tank with a black cardigan slung over. She keeps her accessories simple as well, with black flats and a small pendant necklace. She lets her hair hang in it’s natural, beachy waves and keeps makeup to a minimum, both options perfect for a place where you can slice through the humidity with a knife.
If you’d like to replicate this Fashionista’s look, I have one word for you: flats. You can never go wrong with a classic pair of black ballet flats, but don’t be afraid to get a little funky with it either. Opt for a color, pattern or finish you’ve never tried before. And if you’re like me and you’ve given up on your hair cooperating in the summer months, enhance your hair’s natural body with some sea salt spray.