WHAT TO WEAR: Summer Layers

Summer is such a great time for style.  With the always warm and sunny weather the fashion possibilities are endless. However, there is one major drawback to such perfect weather: freezing cold air conditioning. College classrooms are always kept at what seems like arctic temperatures, and when you are constantly shuffling between classes and around campus, these extreme temperature swings can make getting dressed quite a challenge.

When I ran into this Fashionista walking around campus, I knew she had the perfect solution for combatting these dreaded temperature swings and I immediately loved how effortless her sense of style seemed.  The crop top was one of the biggest trends of the summer, and I love seeing girls who are confident enough to wear them. Confidence is the key to standing out in one, as this Fashionista clearly demonstrates. The shorter length is the perfect way to take a basic T-shirt from boring to eye-catching. Her choker necklace, light-wash denim shorts and the fading on her crop top immediately remind me of the ’90s, arguably the biggest influence for this summer and fall. Her long cardigan is perfect for staying warm in frigid classrooms, while the texture and color variation in the knit adds just enough detail to keep it interesting without overshadowing the other details in the outfit.

This Fashionista paired her outfit with a great pair of sandals, perfect for walking around campus all day while staying comfortable and cool. Keeping the accessories to a minimum, she topped everything off with a red woven belt, which added just the right amount of texture and detail to complete her look. This Fashionista came up with a great way to update the typical college uniform of a T-shirt and shorts, all without sacrificing style or comfort.