Hippie Summer Traveling

Whenever I think about the summer, one thing always comes in mind: traveling. At least, to me, that’s what summer means. I have all the time in the world to travel and feel free. I meet new people, try some new food, get a ton of photos, shop, and, of course, check out different styles and fashion trends. Traveling during summer makes me think of one very specific era: the Summer of Love, when hippies from all over the world were celebrating altruism, mysticism, honesty, joy, and nonviolence.

This style itself is very laid-back, very effortless, and open to choices. Because of that, it makes a great choice for an airport look or even a road trip. You can go with a maxi dress, plain or majestically decorated with colors, ruffles, and patterns that bring out an ethnic, boho vibe. Another great choice would be the classic tie-dye T-shirt, or any T-shirt for that matter, with bell-bottom pants or jeans. Most of the clothing in the hippie era was either handmade or purchased from thrift stores, so feel free to roam your local flea market before adopting this style.

Since it’s hot outside and your feet can easily get sweaty, wearing sandals is the number one option. Pick a pair of colorful sandals or neutral, bold, and more earthy colors. Sandals are comfortable and can easily lead the whole outfit in a different direction based on your choice. In the hippie era, both genders wore sandals, moccasins, or went barefoot. Women wore little or no makeup, with many going braless. Hippies often chose brightly colored clothing with Native American, Asian, Indian, African, and Latin American motifs being the most popular. Their clothes were, in general, loose-fitting clothes as opposed the tight and uniform clothing of the ’40s and ’50s.

Hippies tended to travel light, and could pick up and go wherever the action was at any time. A small purse is great for your day-to-day adventures, and even better, the crossbody bag. A backpack or a small sac voyage or weekend bag is great for traveling light and can fit more things than you might think. At this point, a lyrical quote from Lana del Rey always comes to mind: “Dying young and I’m playing hard… Drink all day and we talk ’til dark. That’s the way the road dogs do it—ride ’til dark.”

Will you be adopting the flower child look? How would you style it? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to share your look with @CFashionista on social media.

How to Punk Rock for a Wild Summer

New beginnings require new appearances, and that’s exactly why in this article for the new semester of CollegeFashionista I am going to teach you, Style Gurus, how to punk rock. It’s almost summer, finals are almost over, and it’s time to run free and get a little wild.It all started when I decided to dye my hair a different color. I had in mind something crazy, something eye-catching, and something new. My hair turned from the initial purple dye to green/blue with a variety of shades mixed. It reminded me of old school punk hair. This gave me the bad street attitude vibe and so I started working around that. I got some ideas from the movies Ghost World and SLC Punk!, as well as the well-known Ruby Rose green hair, don’t care.

To get the most out of this look, you should put yourself out there. It’s all about loud, wild clothing. It’s almost as if you’re rebelling. One thing is for sure: everyone’s attention will be on your outfit. So, start with your favorite band T-shirt. It can be a crop top, it can have holes in it, it can be worn out and cut in weird shapes such as side cutouts, and more. It’s about achieving the street look.

The rest is pretty easy. Denim shorts, in any color, any cut, and style. I went with white to make the rest of the outfit stand out more. Next up are some fishnet tights. A good twist would be a ripped fishnet. The great thing about this outfit is that you don’t have to make it look great, it’s effortless. Add leather leg suspenders to give you a signature punk look. Studs in any piece of clothing are also welcome. The final touch is the shoes. Make it bulky, make it chunky, and make it stand out. It’s your power tool. Throw on a pair of colorful shades and you’re good to go.

That’s all for now, and remember that besides looking super hot, you’re also going to look super cool and laid-back.

What’s your favorite way to dress in the summer? Let us know in the comments below!


Can you believe it? It’s finally May! Summer is right around the corner, but before we jump that far ahead, lets focus more on that warm, light weather we still got going on around the campus, right before finals.

I figured out, what better and more iconic way to show off your style around the campus, than an all-time classic, with a modern twist, ’90s vibes outfit. Since ’90s fashion is making a comeback, I think it’s the ideal time to start getting your groove going.

Denim is a huge must to complete this look, so scout your closets and find the raddest pairs of jeans you have. It can either be the skinny tube kind of jeans, or the timeless bell-bottoms. Having a few fun patches here and there or some worn out parts will make your outfit look even more authentic. Now for the top, a cute crop top with oversized, wavy bell-sleeves is the key. It adds confidence, and a very playful note. Pick a top preferably with floral kind of tones such as bright pink, green, red or even orange. Band tops are also acceptable with a knot in the center or on the side to make them look like crop tops.

I think it’s a very effortless look so the only accessories you will need are a nice, vintage looking pair of sunglasses and a small bag with nice details to keep it interesting. If you’re an earring type of person, you could also add a statement piece. Leather is my go to material because it’s always in fashion and never fails to give diversity. Other than that, let your hair loose, wear your spring perfumes and spread your positivity.

ALL IN THE DETAILS: Bad and Boujee

Great news everyone, spring is finally here. Just as with autumn, spring is the perfect season for fashion. Lightweight, colorful, and more detailed designs that you can style as desired. I find myself being more fancy and boujee on campus during spring than any other season. The floral, the pastels, the bags, the combinations. My favorite part about fashion during spring.

The floral, the pastels, the bags, the combinations. My favorite part about fashion during spring is that you can work more details into your outfit. During winter or summer, something like that would be impossible due to having to wear too many layers or not enough layers. Let’s face it, accessorizing and putting too much effort in a look during extreme cold or hot weather is just not your cup of tea.

So, my little spring flowers I present you with a simple yet detailed outfit to rock on the campus: the B&B, aka the Bad and Boujee. If you feel that it’s still too early for colors because, truth be told, it is still a little bit cold, you can work with pastels, black, white, gray, beige. To be bad, you need textures such as leather/faux leather, satin, and lace. For the boujee part, I suggest gold or silver details.

Satin or silky looking bomber jackets are the bomb (pun intended). It can take your class-swag to a whole new level. Plus, it feels good to the touch. A nice print on the back would also be a perfect detail. Next up, a lacy top, or even better, a crop top. Lacey tops with a lot of details have been trending lately so I think it will make a nice, fashionable centerpiece for the look. Leather pants with small details? Where do I sign up? It’s the ultimate choice to show off your body and attract all the attention that you deserve. Who doesn’t feel bad ass with a leather piece?

Moving on to a different section. The holy trinity: shoes, bag, and accessories. Given that the weather is not yet suitable for sandals, espadrilles is a God given invention. Lately, I have been seeing a lot of espadrilles with cute designs and prints on the front. Either the same, or different, for a more playful and eye-catching look. As for the bag, I have been dying to wear my white and beige bags and put the black and brown ones where they belong—in the closet. A plain and chic looking bag will do the trick. Oversize bags are back in fashion so no more struggling on where you can carry your whole house in a bag. For the final touch, a golden watch, an elegant pair of hoop earrings, and a slaying manicure. Congratulations, you have now mastered the art of the B&B.

WHAT TO WEAR: Streeting Your Look

Street fashion is generally associated with youth culture, and is most often seen in major urban centers. So being a Style Guru in an urban center, you should master the art of “streeting” your look. There are many street style groups to choose from, such as Hippies, Teddy Boys, punk fashion, Skinheads, preppy, and many more. I have decided to address the urban style (colorful apparel, large accent jewelry, skinny jeans/pants, jackets, T-shirts).

The number one thing you must remember is to not always go by the rules. Sporting an urban style means you can always stray from the path of wearing what’s expected of you, since new trends can rise or be brought back from the past. Starting off with the apparel, the Fashionisto didn’t choose a colorful apparel, but did replace the colorful aspect with a printed sweater. Printed sweaters or T-shirts with patterns and stamps is the key to mastering this look. As for the pants, he has chosen a colorful pair of trousers but really kept the whole look in earthy colors. The trousers are and should be skinny to complement the apparel.

A traditional good old leather jacket is always fit for the occasion. Keep it shiny, keep it rock and you got yourself an urban look. If you do not own a leather jacket, you can always replace it by wearing a denim jacket. This works like a charm. To complete the look, he has a colorful deep red beanie with a small detail design in the center. You can go for a sport hat with a print on it as well. We also have a chunky watch, a vintage looking pair of glasses and, of course, the socks.

Socks are such an amazing and fun detail to work with. You can spice up every look with this tiny accessory. It doesn’t catch your eye right away; however, you will find yourself appreciating a good pair of printed or patterned socks. For the shoes, I believe that the best option is a pair of sneakers: comfy, urban, fashionable.

I hope you have found this helpful and insightful.

STYLE GURU STYLE: Simple Chic(k)

Hey, y’all I hope 2017 has been great so far and that you’ve kept your New Year’s resolutions. Speaking of resolutions, one of my goals for 2017 is to dress more feminine but at the same time looking professional, independent, and determined. Black is my power color, so I try to wear a lot of it. It’s bold, mysterious, and matched with everything. That reminds me of a funny quote from the cartoon Daria, “This is how deep people dress,” (while wearing black).

Let’s start with the main piece. It’s a one-piece bodysuit. Nothing screams determination and strength more than a simple, black jumpsuit. It complements the body and gives a vibe of “I know what I’m doing.” It can either be sleeveless if you’re living somewhere where it’s too hot or with long sleeves and probably a turtle neck if the weather is cold. I got mine from H&M on sale. It was around 25€. And that dear reader is called luck, straight from the fashion Gods.

Next, of we have the coat. Not just any coat, a faux fur coat. First of all, I don’t support wearing furs made out of animals and second, I am a university student so even If I wanted to I couldn’t afford a real fur. Plus, faux fur coats are trending so hot right now. Wouldn’t miss out on sporting one now that the weather still allows it. Anyway, I chose this pink, curly faux fur because like I said I still want to look feminine and kind of stand out. Wearing all the black might actually make you invisible.

You know what they say, “I see bold accessories as a woman’s armor,” -Rachel Zoe. I decided to use statement accessories. Simple but chic. You always need a bag to keep all your paraphernalia such as lipstick, concealer, a fragrance in a small bottle, and, of course, your phone and keys.

Since fur is in fashion, a black faux fur clutch. One that’s big enough to hold your stuff, will do the trick. I added a small silver bracelet. Shining has nothing to do with size. Although, you could pair your outfit with a huge statement necklace.

The shoes. Yes, the most important accessory of all. The shoes. I have always considered women who wear pointed toe stilettos to be the biggest business bosses. You can either wear a simple pair or a pair with details and crazy designs that will catch everyone’s attention.

That’s all for now, and may the fashion Gods be with you.

STYLE GURU BIO: Alexia Kouvela

Hey there fashion lovers, I’m Alexia. My friends and family call me Alex. I am 19 years old and I live in Greece. I have always been into fashion. Dressing up and sporting different looks is what spices up my day. My style changes when my mood changes. And trust me I go through major mood swings.

After this small introduction, I would like to talk a little bit more about myself and interests. First of all, I am a student at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. I study Journalism and Mass Media Communications and so far, I very much enjoy it. In my spare time, I like watching movies. A LOT of movies. Everyone who knows me also knows that I am a huge Star Wars fan. I also like anime. Some of my favorite are Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Soul Eater, and Daughters of Mnemosyne. When it comes to music I’m a jazz and rock lover. I love playing my vinyl discs, especially my Eric Clapton and Edith Piaf ones.

Recently, I fell in love with making videos. Nothing much, but I just like spending my time making them, editing them, and showing them to my friends. I am always in for an adventure and I love to travel. Food is kind of my addiction since I don’t smoke ordrink coffee, but don’t tell anyone.

Last but not least, as I mentioned at the beginning, fashion is my passion. I strive to become better at having my own style signature and buy pieces that truly express my inner personality. Getting to write about fashion has been an amazing opportunity that really opened my mind and helped me evolve. For this outfit I picked all the basic things I love. I really love my hat. I am all in about hats. I own at least 5 of them. And what would I do without my trusty leather jacket? To top it off, a black bag that matches everything. I hope you have an amazing new year and let’s all have a rad semester.

ALL IN THE DETAILS: Dressing Class Hero

University life can be hard at times. Projects, deadlines, studying, attending classes and finals—everything seems to be a mess aside from your outfit of course. Going to class every morning and looking rad is truly what makes a college student a Fashionista. This is why I decided to talk to you about this alternative outfit on this very unique girl.

Let’s start from the top down. I have always wanted to wear a turban hairband but somehow I can never pull it off. Only people with great confidence (and hair) can pull out such amazing and extreme fashion choices. Turbans can go with everything from casual to formal and they’re also very convenient when you wake up early and your hair is a mess. You just pop it on and you’re ready to go take class notes.

This time of the month it’s very cold to be outside. Sporting a lengthy coat with big pockets to keep your hands warm is just the right thing to do. Black, white, gray and beige usually match with a lot of colors so be sure to choose something neutral that goes with everything. After all, no one wants to be too flashy when attending class.

Comfy jeans and baggy blouses; what could be more convenient (and stylish with the right accessories) than a “goes with everything” outfit. Wearing your trusty jeans and cute warm blouse can be a life saver. You can always match them with your black booties like this Fashionista did, or wear plain sneakers for extra comfort. Top it off with a cute edgy bag and there you have it.

The key to being a dressing class hero is to be you in the utmost comfort while remaining stylish.

STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Man(tzouris) in Fashionland

Spiro Mantzouris, a creative Fashion Stylist with extensive project experience from concept to development; including styling, designing, photo shooting with a great eye for fashion. Currently the Brand Ambassador at Teen Vogue magazine. His adventures are reflected in his clothing which he describes as rock, funky and eclectic. Parsons is a huge chapter in his life.  “They helped me understand that styling can’t be taught even if you have the greatest teachers on the planet. You have to be born with it”.

Spiro is all over the place from outfit to outfit and uses his clothing to express how he feels. Usually, he loves to wear jeans and feel comfy. Two things greatly affect his style: mood and affect. His mood inspires the outfit choices he makes daily but more importantly, he considers what affect he wants his outfit to have for the day, situation, or event. Then he goes on to dress accordingly. “Today’s outfit is the outfit I love to wear mostly when we have a photo-shoot—ripped baggy jeans, a black knitted blouse, this gorgeous jacket—a gift from Patricia Fields’s private collection, ankle boots and my favorite hat”.

For me, fashion helps you express ‘yourself’ and therefore it should always be based on what you find interesting. “I’ve always been an aesthetic person, extremely picky about details”. Fashion should be seen as something that represents a rhythm but the steps we choose to move to the music with should be our own; we should move freely. Because seriously, nothing is as refreshing as seeing someone walk down the street in their own little world of awesomeness. Remember fashion is constantly fleeting while style is forever. Put down those trend enslaved zombie hands and become an admirable masterpiece.


It’s finally that time of the year! If this is also your favorite season you know what I’m talking about. It’s the season where it’s neither too cold nor too hot and it’s the perfect time for a nice warm cup of tea or hot chocolate. It’s that time of the year when the leaves are changing color. That’s right, I’m talking about fall. I think winter is overrated—most specifically Christmas. Autumn is “the most wonderful time of the year”.

I love autumn not just because of the climate and the hot beverages, but because it’s the best time to let your inner Fashionista shine. You can layer and create cute outfits that are perfect for the not too hot or cold weather. Today I decided to create such a look for you. The goal is to achieve a look that is effortless, chill and cute.

 Like I said you can’t have fall without layering. This is why I took a long dress and paired it with an oversized sweater. Now you don’t want to get too baggy with this look. The dress shouldn’t be too tight but it shouldn’t be as oversized as your outer layer piece. If you get easily cold like I do, then you might want to get those leather jackets out. Think about it, what better weather to wear your leather jacket?

For my accessories I picked up a cute beanie to keep me stylish and warm and an H&M bag which I hold near and dear to my heart. It was the last one in the store and I actually found it on sale. It was love at first sight. I kept my shoes comfortable and casual and had them my match my brown leather jacket. The color pallet I used for this outfit is autumn leaf inspired. You could also throw in a little bit of cypress green.