Campus Style — Lace It Up

This rainy day didn’t keep Chelsea from looking chic for class. I couldn’t help but adore her simple, vintage-chic, laidback sense of style.  I loved her outfit complete with a lace top, skinny jeans, combat boots and a utility jacket. I like the contrast of the delicate lace with the tough, army-inspired pieces in her look.

Read on to learn more about Chelsea!

Name: Chelsea

Hometown: Dana Point, California

Age: 19

Year: Sophomore

Major: Global Studies

What are your hobbies and interests? “Going to the beach, listening to live music, playing volleyball.”

Describe your style in three words. “Laidback, beachy, boho.”

What inspires your style? “Surf culture.”

Is there a specific article of clothing that you can’t wait to buy? “A leather bomber jacket.”

Where do you like to shop? “Urban Outfitters, little boutiques at home in Dana Point.”

Why did you choose this outfit? “Because it was cute alternative to a generic t-shirt, yet comfortable for class.”

Would you wear lace?

Marc Jacobs Fall 2011 -- Image Courtesy of Elle

Lace has dominated the runways this fall in the form of Victorian-style pieces, complete with high-collars and ruffles. But don’t be intimidated by this trend. Tone it down by pairing a sheer lace top with your favorite skinny jeans, or a skirt and tights.

Here’s how to get Chelsea’s look…

Lace Tee, $70 topshop.com

Rich & Skinny Low-Rise Skinny Jeans, $79 theoutnet.com

7 for All Mankind Utility Jacket, $159 bluefly.com

Long Gold Chain Necklace, $25 debenhams.com

Steve Madden Troopa Lace-up Combat Boot, $100 piperlime.gap.com

Images courtesy of Polyvore

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