WHAT TO WEAR: On The Quad

What to Wear

The Colorado Springs campus primarily consists of commuter students coming from all areas of Southern Colorado. However, as with most college campuses, students also come from far and wide to study for a semester or two. Exchange students exhibit unique trends and styling that are not normally showcased by native students. This foreign Fashionista shows us a great example of how to take pieces that are traditionally worn for an edgier look and make them look feminine and fresh.

Hailing all the way from Quebec, this Fashionista brings a unique perspective on trends. She described students in Quebec as much more daring in their style choices. It was intriguing to hear about a store called Winners, a Canadian affiliate of T.J. Maxx, where students can go to find great deals on designer pieces. This Fashionista found a great deal on her entire look!

Floral combat boots swept from editorials into street style for Fall 2012 and it seems they are still going strong. Mimic this Fashionista’s look with the original Dr. Martens. By pairing tough combat boots with softly distressed denim and a two toned heart popover sweater, her look is transformed from ’90s grunge to modern girl-on-the-go. For the Fashionista on a budget, you can find a great deal on this pair by Madden Girl.

As the weather warms and the summer fever begins to take hold, we will all be searching for that perfect summer staple. What better way to incorporate some edge into your look than with some good old fashioned combat boots? They are versatile enough to wear with everything from your favorite distressed denim to a flirty summer frock.

One Simple Change: Swap the cozy sweater for a crisp, white button-down blouse and add a statement necklace such as this pearl cluster collar necklace from BaubleBar to easily transition from a sunny day on the quad to a night out with friends. Complete the look with a bold clutch that plays off of the colors in the boots. Your look will be sophisticated with just the right amount of flair!

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