Sadly, this is my last post for being a Style Guru with CollegeFashionista. Thank you for all my supporters and especially Amy Levin for accompanying me through each weekly style submission — you are all truly great.
As the summer approaches faster than ever, I found myself packing lots of boxes and bags to move out of my beloved college dorm. With two closets, I realized the amount of clothes I had brought to school was beyond immense. So, with my mother yelling at me that I always have too much “stuff” (considering all of it couldn’t fit in the car), let’s just say that I have learned my lesson.
This summer I’ll be living and interning in New York City. Surprisingly enough, even with a new life chapter approaching, I’m most terrified about what to pack and wear. (eeek!) I know the humid weather and walks down thousands of blocks will really get to me, so this matter needs to be approached with care.
This Fashionista truly helped me realize the staple (comfy) necessities are key. I found her on one of my last days at Wheaton College and her laid back but completely cute style caught my eye.
A true '90s baby, she wears white Converse, cuffed jeans and a stripped rainbow tank. Converse All-Stars are the perfect shoe to strut around campus in, providing both comfort and a classic style. This sneaker is featured in a bunch of funky colors and styles. The Chuck Taylor All-Star that has a retro high-top vibe and are my favorite. I know that even though I’ll love sporting my wedges and strappy sandals this summer, comfort is key.
The second fashionable yet functional piece is the cross-body bag. This bag is the perfect size for your college ID, credit cards, cash, phone and so on. Not only are cross-body bags functional for the essentials, they can easily transform an everyday outfit into a chic ensemble. My advice is to look into the two categories that every Fashionista must cover: the neutral and then the bold, loud bag. I know that many Fashionistas love to play around with prints and colors, yet it is often difficult to find a bag that doesn’t match up with the attention. Two designers that tend to always feature beautiful cross-body pouches are Rebecca Minkoff and Michael Kors, so be sure to take a peak for this season!
So, I say farewell to all, have a wonderful summer and once again thank you CollegeFashionista for an amazing semester. I know our paths will cross again, and hopefully some time soon! Stay classy and sassy.