Style Advice of the Week

When in college, a Fashionista’s addiction to purses can get thrown to the wayside as massive amounts of textbooks and a five-pound laptop require them to use extra durable backpacks to lug their things across campus. While these sturdy backpacks keep us from keeling over in pain from the weight of the world (literally) resting on our shoulders, they can often ruin our vision of the perfect campus outfit by causing skirts to ride up into places they shouldn’t and shirts to wrinkle much to our dismay. However, while heavy-duty backpacks may be a necessity when cramming for next week’s exam, every Fashionista should make room in her busy schedule to rock her favorite bag.

As you can tell by her polka-dot hi-low skirt, this Fashionista has a thing for patterns. However while polka-dots are one of my favorite prints (next to leopard and stripes of course) it was the print on her purse that forced me to stop her for a quick photo.

This bag takes on a classic shape in a funky pattern, perfect for CollegeFashionistas of all sorts! While we often think of Fossil for their fabulous line of watches, they also carry an amazing line of handbags made out of great leathers, in great shapes and obviously, great patterns. While we have become accustomed to the fabulous prints of designers such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Burberry, it is often the durability of a purse—allowing it to last for years—that makes us fall in love with it. So let’s step back and marvel at this Fashionista’s bag which fits into all of the above categories with its funky peacock print and ability to keep up with the wear-and-tear of college life.

The adorable shape and unbelievably-useful crossbody strap were the perfect finishing touches to this fabulous bag, leaving its fashionable owner with two simple words, “Thanks Santa!”


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