Spring break can often feel like a major teaser for the warm and carefree days of summer to come. With that in mind, it is pretty understandable that many of the Fashionistas and Fashionistos of Illinois can feel a bit frustrated with the constant need of coats, and therefore may want to act out. Perhaps in a fit of fashion angst, this stylish student decided to channel her inner bohemian, yet supremely edgy, rocker side to rebel against the still-too-cold weather of Champaign-Urbana.
This week’s Fashionista seems to be dancing to the beat of her own drum with this eclectic ensemble. Her dancing shoes just so happen to be a pair of black leather boots with an exposed gold zipper, adding a rocker touch. Tucked into her boots is a pair of low-rise dark wash jeans, a flattering rinse for all. She is also sporting a pale pink cardigan and a very trendy crop top underneath, with a pops of bright color in an almost tie-dye effect. Layered beaded bracelets and a simple, gold chain necklace with a leaf pendant sends out a boho vibe and calls to mind the simple and lovely, nature-inspired Fossil jewelry collection. To keep her warm in the fairly cool temps is a classic black peacoat worn in a laid-back style; and finally, a small navy blue cross-body bag finishes off the eclectic look beautifully.
If you, too, are feeling a bit annoyed with the slow-to-warm-up weather, take inspiration from this Fashionista and embrace a little edge. A crop top is an ultra trendy piece this season, and this one from Urban Outfitters as well as this one from Bona Drag are very chic candidates for your wardrobe update. This set of bracelets from Forever 21 is also a great accessory to add to your collection. So as we hope and pray for the steadfast arrival of those hot and lazy summer days, give yourself the chance to rock a bold and edgy look.
Hint: When the days of cranking up the A.C. are upon us, try pairing your newly beloved crop top with high-rise shorts like these for a trendy outfit.