STYLE GURU BIO: Mary-Kate Rogers

The all-American blue jean. There aren’t many staples that I admire much more…you could say I’m ‘forever in blue jeans.’  While I’m studying abroad in London this semester, there’s no doubt that I’ll be rocking this worldwide fashion staple.  I can’t wait to continue writing for College Fashionista during my adventure abroad as a first semester Junior, stay tuned!  Jeans truly are a staple for every season, no matter what your look. The beauty of jeans is that they come in all different styles, just like all the fashionistas out there! What’s not to love? With a great pair of jeans that are as comfortable as they are cute, there is no stopping how great you feel this semester! Feel casually confident, and equally fashionably forward this season.

Stripes and denim make a great and classic combo.  I decided to combine my Free People flare jeans with an off-the-shoulder blue and white pin-striped blouse. The particular top I bought is from H&M and is no longer available online in blue and white, however this one from Nordstrom would fit the look just perfectly! These jeans are tighter in the hips and flare out at the ankles, so tucking in this blouse elongates the legs and creates for great balance in the look.  My jeans have two different layers of wash, with a darker one at the hemline, making for awesome contrast and variations of denim.  The slit at the inner-ankle provides for an element of surprise, something I love to incorporate in some way in my outfits.

Keeping with the somewhat vintage vibes of the outfit, I decided on metallic gold and cork platforms by Born. There’s absolutely no compromising comfort for style here.  These shoes are so comfortable with a cushioned bottom, and you’re sure to be running all over campus in them!  I played on the metallic gold in my jewelry, including my layered necklaces.  Two that are staples that go with absolutely anything are my Kendra Scott Elisa necklace and my coordinate necklace, and the dainty round statement piece is one that I bought from Nordstrom, with a style and length similar to this one from Baublebar.

There’s nothing to spice up a rather monotone outfit better than a little arm candy! I felt creative and mixed my colored tasseled beaded bracelets with my medley of silver and gold jewelry.  This adds a fun and playful touch to a truly “groovy” outfit!  With this look, I feel as ready to hit the books as I feel ready to listen to my favorite tunes on vinyl records.  For every season, in every part of the world, and in every campus, long-live the American standby; the blue jean.  Here’s to a RAD semester!