With summer now in its final days, I find myself focusing more and more on outfits that will be suitable for the transition weather that will be coming sooner than we think. Temperatures are going to get lower, days are going to feel shorter and the sun will probably not be shining as brightly. Because of this, our cut-offs and sandals are soon going to make their homes in the backs of our closets, while our boots and fall heels steal the show.
As most fashion obsessed college students like myself prepare for the start of the new school year, our wardrobe is typically at the top of our packing list. We need variety, style and pieces that, of course, no one else on campus is going to have. The beginning of fall is a perfect time to let creativity flow, and mix up your style for something fresh. While eagerly tending to my personal college to-do list, I checked out Style.com to help aid me in my fashion packing frenzy.
Even though the beginning of classes means the start of fall, I couldn’t help but use the spring 2014 ready-to-wear collections as my inspiration. While every creation was stunning, DKNY’s collection was enough to make me swoon. With its edgy, graphic T-shirts to its boxy trench coats, the entire show radiated uniqueness.
By using look 10, I knew I could recreate an awesome outfit. I already knew that I was thinking up a look centered on my favorite pair of camo pants from J.Crew to satisfy the patterned pant look seen in the collection. I wanted a look that was rather different and somewhat random, but that worked all together perfectly.
Starting with the pants, I actually worked my way down and then back up. I loved the look of the ankle wrap, black heel worn by the models, and the pair that I own look very similar. With shoes now in place, I began searching for a top. I decided on a graphic T-shirt of a kitten image and rocked the trench coat look with my own jacket. I kept my accessories minimal by wearing just two gold rings, and by pulling up my hair in a slicked back bun. As easy as this look sounded, I was successfully able to cross one super chic outfit off my packing list.
By pairing together a few different pieces not normally worn together, an entirely unique and fun outfit can appear. This look was super simple to create, and all four of the items are ones that can definitely be worn again. For college packing, stick to items that you won’t get sick of and that can be worn several ways. By bringing outfits that fit this criteria, you’ll start your next college semester with a bang!