CollegeFashionista x BOP Shopping Event Recap

I think it’s safe to say that we all bopped ‘till we dropped last Thursday at the CollegeFashionista X Bop shopping event. The store was crawling with Fashionistas, Style Gurus and Bop Tarts galore from the start of the event all the way to the very end. A few lucky shoppers walked away with a free Adia Kibur necklace, one Fashionista’s name was drawn to win a Marc by Marc Jacobs wallet and our best dressed pick of the night snagged a Rebecca Minkoff mini-MAC in the color of her choice (she picked light pink!).

We Wisconsin Style Gurus each styled a mannequin to display what we thought was the ultimate summer ensemble. We also each picked two pieces that we thought were Summer Essentials you must have in your summer wardrobe. In case you weren’t able to attend to event, check out all of our Summer Essentials choices below and relive the night through our photo recap.

Summer Essentials:

Denim vest – My first pick is a denim vest because I think it is crucial for this summer and worth investing in! It is very versatile and always takes an outfit up an extra notch of style. I love it styled over a sundress with a bold statement necklace and Rebecca Minkoff mini-MAC for an easy, comfortable outfit for those hot summer days. For a more edgy look, I like to pair it with high-waisted black denim shorts and a cute bralette. –Jamey Hastings

Tie-dye shorts – My second piece that is essential for summer is a pair of tie-dye and bleached denim shorts. After a long winter, I can’t wait to wear shorts all summer. I choose this pair specifically because I love bold colors. Since they are bold, I would pair them with a simple white tank top, brown booties and an oversized purse. For nighttime, I would pair them with a solid orange blouse and a pair of black wedges. – Jamey Hastings

Cropped tank – This cropped tank is perfect for summer because it is so breezy, comfortable and versatile. You could wear this shirt with a pair of high-waisted denim cutoffs, a silver necklace and sandals for an easy, everyday outfit. For a night out, pair this colorful tank with black skinny jeans and statement heels. – Nicole Lettiere

Leather shorts – Leather shorts are one of my summer essentials because they are so sleek and trendy. Leather makes any outfit look ultra-cool regardless of what you wear with it. I love these shorts with an open back top, black wedges and bangles for a going out outfit. – Nicole Lettiere

Statement pants – These yellow pants are definitely a summer essential because you can wear them to your internship with a blouse, a little blazer and heels, hanging out with friends with a baseball T-shirt and tennis shoes, or on a night out with a cute tank top and some crazy heels. Pants are definitely doing the talking in fashion lately. – Sammy Luterbach

Floral dress – The versatility of this fun dress makes it an easy summer essential. It would look fabulous at your job or internship with a jacket and heels and super cute on the weekend with Supergas and sunglasses. – Sammy Luterbach

Colored leather skirt – I chose this vegan leather skirt in periwinkle because of the fun and fresh look it creates. Periwinkle has been one of my favorite colors ever since I was a little girl and this skirt, is perfect to create a playful and youthful look in the summer. Plus the leather adds a unexpected edge. – Taylor Viegut

Crochet top – Crochet is my guilty pleasure during the summertime. Once the weather heats up I crave clothing that has a crochet look. It brings out the bohemian in all of us and keeps your summer outfit from looking too planned out. It has a carefree vibe and is also great to layer over your other basic summer essentials like shorts, skirts and dresses. – Taylor Viegut

Pencil skirt – I chose this Milly pencil skirt because of the spring colors and abstract patterns. The skirt is great to pair with a casual top (even a white V-neck) and also with something a little more dressy if needed. – Chelsi Zollner

Day Dress – My second summer essential was this STYLESTALKER day dress. I just felt it was perfect for transitioning from day to night by pairing it with jeans or leggings and lots of accessories. – Chelsi Zollner

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