Welcome week at NYU is one of a kind. Instead of getting acclimated to living on a traditional college campus, you’ve been dropped into the middle of New York City, and are expected to find your way around. Wherever you are, this week is an endless stream of meeting new people, and let’s be honest, first impressions are important. You’ll want to dress for the occasion, showing your personal style in the hopes of attracting like-minded fashion enthusiasts. Take a cue from this Fashionista, and play with color and print to stand out in the crowd!
Printed shorts always have a slightly boho feel, so if that’s your style, go for it! Welcome week is usually at the end of August or the beginning of September, so temperatures can still be high. Shorts are a great option for keeping cool. I love the multi-colored print on this Fashionista’s shorts because it really makes a statement that she’s confident. They’re high-waisted with a tie and long enough to keep you comfortable; which is a necessity if you’re getting up early for tours of the library and staying out late to visit new friends. Go colorful or unique—whatever shows your style!
Just because you’ve got color and print on the bottom doesn’t mean you can’t have color on top. This Fashionista fearlessly goes for a bright coral tank, which is a great complement to the purples and blues in her shorts. The colors say that she’s not afraid to be bold, and it’s certainly working for her.
I love smart Fashionistas, and this one undoubtedly falls into that category because of her nude sandals. She leaves all the detail, color and print to her clothes, and keeps her accessories simple and neutral. Every Fashionista knows that nude sandals or pumps lengthen the legs because they blend into the skin. In this case, they also serve to keep the focus up on top. They don’t compete with the shorts or shirt, but rather provide balance by being simple.
This Fashionista also sports a black cross-body bag; again, sticking to a neutral. She’s ready for welcome week, whatever it may bring, and I’m sure she made a ton of friends right away because they wanted to talk style!
One Simple Change: Nights can be cool in late summer. If you’re going to be out at a game night, throw on a cute white cardigan. The white will keep the look fresh and summery, but won’t compete with the colors and print. The only thing left to do is get ready for college!