STYLE GURU BIO: Caroline Letzel

Hi everyone! My name is Caroline and I’m very excited to begin my internship with CollegeFashionista! I’m a sophomore at Bradley University and I’m majoring in Public Relations. I hope to one day work within the fashion industry and share my passion with the world. I first became interested in fashion when I started high school and my love for it has grown ever since.

This outfit encompasses two elements that I usually find myself gravitating towards style and comfort. Now that school is starting up, I want to be comfortable while sitting in a lecture hall yet still look put together. The two main pieces that help bring this overall feeling together is the chambray tunic and frilly black shorts. This crisp chambray tunic dresses up my outfit and is versatile enough to include in outfits throughout all four seasons (something very important for living in the Midwest). I tucked the tunic half way in to show off the shorts, which also helped make this look appear more laidback for class. Although these shorts are very casual, pairing them with a crisp tunic and ankle boots make them look less like pajamas and more chic. The crisp material that the chambray tunic is made from contrasts well with the black cotton shorts, working together to create my ideal outfit.

Additionally, this gray sweater from Express not only keeps me warm while I sit in chilly classrooms but also adds dimension to the overall appearance of the outfit. I love wearing layers, especially in the transitional seasons like fall. However, since it is still August, wearing shorts with a sweater helps to balance the outfit and work with fluctuating temperatures. To make my look unique, I added an edgy metal necklace that adds personality to this otherwise simple look. The taupe color of these ankle boots elongate one’s legs because they are closer to a skin tone.

Altogether, I love this ensemble because it offers two elements that I value when planning an outfit. This is perfect for a day filled with classes or running errands, and different elements can be swapped out to match the upcoming seasons temperatures.