Hey CollegeFashionista friends! I am back! In case you don’t know me yet, my name is Sydney and I am a third year at the University of Georgia studying both fashion merchandising and magazine journalism. After spending the summer studying and interning abroad in London, I am ready to be back in the U.S. and in Athens capturing the best my campus has to offer. This will be my third semester as a Style Guru, but I am as excited as ever to start creating new posts and finding Athens most fashionable people!

Being abroad really opened my eyes to all of the style differences there are not only in London, but around the world. Living in such a cultural hot spot broadened my horizons immensely. Even though my style is constantly evolving, I wanted to go back to my boho roots for my first post. I may dream about being a city girl one day, but I’m still southern at heart, and by location for that matter. Shapeless dresses and wavy hair will always be my go to when I want to feel at home.

Creating this casual boho look for yourself is easy breezy. Start off by finding a flowy dress with a great print and interesting details. Mine has an elastic high neck and cuffs, plus pockets!  Girls everywhere agree that pockets are a great added surprise to a dress. The dress is the statement piece, but the accessories complete the look. I layered my necklaces by adding three different lengths. The shortest one is a chunky rock piece that brings out the orange tones in the dress. Make this necklace the focus and accent it with two complementary chains of different sizes. I chose a medium length turquoise beaded necklace and a long delicate gold chain. The variation in materials and sizes creates a unique look that can be applied to many outfits. Finally, I added gray gladiator sandals. I prefer the lace up kind instead of the zip up because you can customize how high or low you want the sandals to go depending on the outfit. I chose to lace mine up to mid calf for this outfit, but they can be wrapped tightly around the ankles or laced all the way up to the knee. I kept the hair simple by waving it and parting it down the middle to add to the bohemian feel. I used gold tones in my makeup to brighten up my face and bring out the warm tones in the outfit.

I can’t wait to continue to create and capture campus style! Make sure to check out my page to see what I’m up to!