Bungee jumping, sky diving, jumping from one rooftop to another, breaking into the gorilla den at the Bronx Zoo. Wearing white mid-September, not matching your shoes to your bag (which looks way too try-hard, anyway), mixing metals, wearing navy and black together.
Oh, the joys a mental thesaurus can bring. Because, let’s face it, nothing forces adrenaline to pump through your veins quite like breaking your grandmother’s fashion rules…and plunging off a ledge as nearly everyone who studies abroad in New Zealand does.
So next time you’re feeling particularly rebellious, don’t just run to the nearest tattoo parlor. Instead, break fashion rule and send a selfie to your parents. Or, you could go get a new tattoo, break a fashion rule and then send a selfie highlighting both parental no-nos…
Name: Frankee Rodriguez
Major: Biological Anthropology
CollegeFashionista: How would you describe your personal style?
Frankee Rodriguez: I would describe my personal style as comfortable and clean. My closet holds an assortment of loose fitting shirts, various skinny jeans, flats of all colors, comfy jackets or cardigans and essentially anything that happened to catch my eye while shopping. I don't perfectly fit in to any one category of style and I prefer it this way.
CF: What are your go-to stores?
FR: I tend to shop at Urban Outfitters, H&M, NASTYGAL and a lot of random boutiques close to home [in L.A.]. Anything convenient and reasonably priced is my go-to.
CF: Where do you get your style inspiration from?
FR: I usually get inspired by certain characters in movies, although none come to mind. Looking at the way other people dress around me often helps shape my opinions as well.
CF: Any tips on how to stay warm and fashionable?
FR: I usually wear a sweater under my jacket when it's really cold out. Scarves are a must and knitted hats can add a touch of style to any outfit. And I thoroughly enjoy knee-high boots and thick socks to keep my toes happy in the snow.
How To: The real trick to mixing navy and black is, well, pairing navy and black together. It’s really not tough—just pair a navy shirt with a pair of black jeans and a black blazer or coat. Add a pair of cool combat boots to toughen up the look. Can you say adrenaline rush?…