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ALL IN THE DETAILS: Vintage Flare

The late afternoon outing: a time many college students cherish after the long days of summer jobs and internships that have trapped us inside, especially at the exact times the weather seems to be nothing short of perfect. Hey, we all know how important every last penny is at this point in our lives! Thankfully, the work shifts do come to an end and those quaint cafés, sandwich shops and outlet stores will always be waiting for us the minute we clock out.

This Fashionista’s outfit is perfect for these relaxing and fun afternoons. My eye was immediately drawn to the delicacy of the woven pattern in her top. The details of the blue design on the top half, the high neckline, the baby doll style flowing to the bottom, to the exposed back with rope ties—this top from TJ Maxx includes vintage, modern, trendy and classy touches all in one. It is the perfect principle feature of this outfit.

The addition of her suede, brown, fringed sandals from American Eagle Outfitters spices up the look to express her individual style. For her bottoms she chose a pair of staple dark-washed blue jeans also from American Eagle Outfitters to really make the top and shoes pop. The accessory that adds plenty of extra flare is her Ray-Ban style sunglasses outlined with a wooden frame on the top from PacSun. The pairing of the sandals and accessories is a display of vintage meets bohemian—a great combination for this look. To top it all off, her casual half up hair-do adds to the relaxed and girly demeanor the outfit portrays.

What makes this look perfectly suitable for the post-work outing is matching a sleeveless top with long pants. As we all know, no matter how high the sun shines during the day, there can always be a chill in the air as the sun starts to set (especially here in NH/Boston area). The pants keep the legs warm, while the top keeps the arms free as they are used to being during the summer months. However, if the chill gets to be too much, a black or colored cardigan is perfect to throw over this top to add warmth and additional style!

How To: First, choose your favorite detailed top that will be the prime feature of your outfit. Basic stapled dark-toned pants are perfect to keep the attention on the top. Then, pick out some neutral-toned yet trendy sunglasses/accessories. For shoes, suede sandals or booties is perfect for this type of look!