WHAT TO WEAR: On the Quad

What to Wear

As the sun makes a steady appearance on campus, more and more students have felt the urge to escape the indoors and come together for some last minute studying, socializing and sunbathing. When hanging on the quad (or any busy place on campus) you are bound to run into a few familiar faces. End the year with an outfit that you want to be remembered for by following this Fashionista’s trendy example.

Her eclectic look caught my eye and drew my focus in on each individual component of her outfit. Her casual Rolling Stones tank adds personality and is a fun way to make a statement. High–waisted shorts have been on every Fashionista’s radar for quite some time now, but the light wash and high-rise of these American Eagle “festival” shorts look both fresh and flattering.

While on the quad, a hat shields your face from the sun while still acting as a stand out accessory. Take advantage of this trend by trying everything from a beanie to a snapback. Stray away from standard summer pieces and channel this Fashionista’s style by experimenting with unexpected accessories such as a floppy hat and swapping your worn sandals for chic Frye ankle booties.

Like all the components of this look, the assorted jewelry adds electrifying elements to an otherwise simple outfit. Mixing delicate chains with chunky bracelets is equivalent to mixing gold and silver­ – two bold moves made by this Fashionista. As a finalizing piece, she carries the perfect mini cross-body bag to accompany her distinct look.

Whether you’re on the quad looking for an environment to relax, mingle or get work done, look no further for the perfect outfit. A casual ensemble such as this embodies chic classics as well as unexpected additions to keep things both intriguing and refreshing.  Emulate this timeless yet trendy look by pairing a graphic tank top with high–waisted shorts and a pair of ankle grazing booties with a western feel.

One Simple Change: This look can be duplicated for a night out with friends or a concert. Simply trade the shorts for leather leggings or a circle skirt and remove the hat. You’re left with a rocker–chic look that’s sure to stand out.


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