What to Wear

The quad on a college campus is the equivalent of Grand Central Station in New York. It is eclectic, trendy and bubbling with personality. These are ideal places to lounge on a lunch break and people watch or trend forecast. Because of their unpredictability, it is important to dress versatile and true to your personality.

I spotted this Fashionista on the quad leaving one of her favorite classes. Although it is the end of March, this Fashionista chose to wear a warm, comfy outfit because of Milwaukee’s relentless cold.

This Fashionista voices her personality through her use of bright colors and interesting accessories. Her oversized striped sweatshirt is ideal for an overcast windy day. The pattern and colors positively attract the eye and give off the impression that she is friendly and adventurous. She also successfully pairs them with a pair of cuffed jeans with rips. These give the outfit a laidback vibe and blend well with the oversized look.

She also sports comfortable shoes with a bold twist. This pair of black-sequin Converse All-Stars is subtle and unexpected. They create a statement without detracting from the outfit. Patterned or sequined tennis shoes are an underutilized way of accessorizing an outfit.

This Fashionista additionally adds personality by wearing polka dot socks. This season cuffed jeans, patterned socks and oxfords or tennis shoes are trending. Unique patterned socks can be found at stores ranging from Forever 21 to Nordstrom.

As you saunter through your college quad remember that this is the place to see and be seen. Dress true to you and you will be ready to take on any situation.

One Simple Change: To wear this outfit on an errand run, swap out the backpack for a chain linked cross-body bag.


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