Street Style: Coffee Shop Chic

Name: Sara Farrell
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Concentration: Environmental Studies

While panning for fashionistas in the stream of students flowing through the center of campus, this nugget of gold caught my eye.  Excited that I asked her to be my model, Sara put down her Starbucks cup and took to the brick runway.

Sara describes her personal style as a “beautiful mess”.  This makes sense considering her taste in specific pieces, which alludes to a flexible wardrobe.  Upon asking Sara about her favorite trends, she told me that she loves commando boots.  Especially during these frigid days, boots should be your footwear of choice.  She also appreciates leggings, which continue to be popular in women’s fashion.  You can also find pleated dresses with a high neckline in her closet.

Paying homage to her birth state and the upcoming season, “winter in California” was the inspiration for Sara’s dress.  Her outfit was dominated by black and nude tones, a combination that has always intimidated me.  One of my style rules that I have held dear since high school is to never mix black and nudes, but Sara made me question it.  She tutored me in how to pull off the contrasting duo – don’t overthink it; subtlety will go a long way.  Pairing a cream cowl neck sweater that she brought from PTA Thrift Shop with black leggings from Forever 21, she demonstrates this delicate engagement.  Her nude textured flats from LOFT, which match her sweater, further enhance the effect.  Sara completed her outfit by accessorizing with a pair of pairs: H&M rose lens sunglasses and diamond stud earrings.  Although the palette was limited, simplicity colored her outfit.

The paralyzing choke hold of finals is just around the corner, but that is no excuse to dress down.  Instead, you should take after Sara and dress with an elegant simplicity.

 

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