Taking full advantage of warm weather in Indiana is vital in the summer months. I spotted this Fashionista doing some window shopping before meeting up with friends. Her cool vibe was evident from her top knot bun to her leather sandals. The best part about this Fashionista’s ensemble was that she was probably more comfortable than I was in my running shorts that day.

Name: Anna Malatestinic

Major: Education

Year: Junior

CollegeFashionista: Where do you get your style inspiration?

Anna Malatestinic: My fashion inspiration definitely comes from anything and everything Free People. I purchase a lot of pieces from there and look to Free People’s styling when choosing my own outfits. I love that they are able to incorporate a hippy style into high fashion.

CF: What is your go-to outfit for class and being around campus?

AM: For class, I love looking casual but still put together. I can always be found on campus wearing my combat boots with leggings or skinny jeans. They are the necessities to any college girl’s wardrobe.

CF: What is your favorite piece of every outfit?

AM: My favorite items to accessorize my outfit with are tons of bracelets. I usually wear a bunch of braided and beaded bracelets to add color and a unique look to my outfit. They are so easy and fun, and they always complete an outfit! Today, I am wearing my new kate spade new york bracelets. I love them because they are simple but give a polished look.

How To: The key to the ideal summer outfit is simplicity. Don’t drag your look down with too many extras. Summer is all about allowing yourself zero minutes to fuss over details. To recreate this effortlessly simple summer outfit, begin with a breezy tank dress, like the one this Fashionista found at Free People. The neutral shade of the dress allows her to accessorize in any color. One of my favorite things to wear is a completely neutral outfit with loud jewelry — it makes the jewelry a statement. Add a pair of strappy leather sandals with no heel to keep this look casual. Next, toss on a few gold bangles or rings. This Fashionista is wearing a pinky ring with her birthstone — the perfect touch. Enjoy the easiness of summer while it lasts!

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