When the weather turns hot the first thing you notice is the crazy amount of students that fill up the quad. At GW, we have Kogan Plaza, the only campus-y feature of our chic, medium-sized city school, where students crowd around with their sandwiches and laptops to bask in the sun and hang out. Sometimes there’s a little band playing music, and every now and then there’s a flea market selling handmade jewelry and knock-off sunglasses, and that’s usually where you’ll find me.
The reason students go to the quad is to socialize and chill. There’s no need to dress up or dress down, just relax. This Fashionista’s ensemble is the perfect look to just hang out in the quad. Her slouchy sweater is comfy but cool and her shorts are classics with a touch of texture in the belt. This Fashionista spices up her look with some little jewelry pieces and a fabulous long elephant necklace. She wears a simple Tory Burch flip-flop, and has her tortoise shades on hand when necessary! This Fashionista is ready to take on the quad!
A slouchy sweater is essential for the spring. It isn’t too constricting or warm, but it’s perfect to throw on when there’s a chilly breeze. The light material and loose knitting of these sweaters create a relaxed, bohemian look—awesome for hanging out on the quad. This Fashionista rocks a high-low slouchy sweater and shows off some skin through the unique sleeves. The high-low look is so flattering, especially for my curvalicious girls. The Lucca Couture Shredded Pullover Sweater from Urban Outfitters is both trendy and comfy. The creamy color is perfect for the season and the relaxed look is great for quad attire!
Not everyone is a jean shorts fan and that’s ok! Every now and then you want to wear some colorful J.Crew classic chino shorts and just be comfy. This Fashionista wears black twill shorts to match her deep gray sweater and gold jewelry. The classic shorts take the look from super boho to the perfect outfit to just go hang out in. J.Crew has some awesome shorts in different lengths and colors that would go perfectly with your chill look. The 3” Chino Short comes in a variety of bright colors that will certainly brighten up your look while you lay out on the quad!
I love the emphasis on small jewelry pieces. While I adore statement jewelry, the small, delicate necklaces and bracelets, stacked on top of each other adds so much individuality to the look. This Fashionista is a prime example of accessory perfection. She adds a little bit of color in her braided bracelet and brings out some brown hues from her watch to match the belt and shoes. She also rocks a pinky ring and two thin bracelets on her other wrist. These small pieces stand out when brought together and keep the look simple but trendy.
Alex and Ani has become a popular store among college students and has the best stackable bracelets, each with a pendant that means something special to you. The spring/summer 2013 collection is my new favorite. I love the new Hamsa Wrap that will go perfectly with my Om Charm Bangle!
This Fashionista sports the perfect look for just hanging out on the quad. She keeps it simple but cute and pulls the outfit together with her adorable jewelry pieces!
One Simple Change: By putting on some jean shorts and a colorful turban, this Fashionista’s look can be easily transformed into the perfect outdoor concert outfit! With a bright turban, some color and print can be added to the look and jean shorts will take it from classic to boho!