Keep it simple, students… and non-students, as well, to those of you who have graduated! Summer is here and the weather is working on catching up. For some, that means suits, pencil skirts and ‘business casual.’ For others, it means flower-child festival gear and three months without shoes. Whatever your summer personal, remember that sometimes too much really is too much. Take a few tips from the week’s Fashionista and focus on clean lines, cleaned up hair and just a little bit of tearing it up.

Name: Molly Coleman

Major: Political Science and History

Year: Junior

CollegeFashionista: Where do you get your style inspiration?

Molly Coleman: My style inspiration generally comes from the city where I happen to be at the moment. Every place that I’ve ever lived has had unique ways of dressing and it’s fun to try to combine it all together into my own personal style.

CF: What is your favorite piece in your wardrobe?

MC: My favorite wardrobe piece is the brown leather jacket that my parents bought in Italy for my 21st birthday.

CF: Any other pieces with an interesting history?

MC: Definitely the bright pink harem pants that I bought in Morocco. I’d been looking all over for them and I finally found the perfect pair, but there was no changing room or anything, so I basically just hid behind a counter and tried them on. It took me awhile to figure out how to actually wear them, but now they’re one of my favorite pairs of pants!

CF: What are you looking forward to wearing over summer break?

MC: Jorts, obviously.

How To: Need to clean up your spring to summer wardrobe? Follow this Fashionista and pair breathable (read: ripped) denim with easy sweaters. Lighter washes are big this season and a high-rise will balance out the tearing. Remember that although neon is in and the runways are pigmented, you can’t beat the color black. Black sweaters and black flats keep you from looking sloppy. If you want to delve into the colors start with cobalt. It has been called the color of the season, and a bright blue shoe will keep your look clean while saying hello to summer. And on that note, in the words of every middle school yearbook signature: have a great summer, Fashionistas!

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