Recently I arrived in Gold Coast, Australia, to spend the semester studying at Griffith University. Attending college near a beach town has its perks, especially when it comes to what is appropriate to wear to class. It is not uncommon to find boys wearing board shorts or swim trunks to class. While walking to lecture, I found this Fashionista heading to the bus strop after her last class to catch the next ride to the beach. She is fashionable and cute all while covering up her bathing suit.

Name: Peggy Healy

Year: Junior

Major: Exercise Science

CollegeFashionista: What is your favorite piece of clothing that you are wearing?

Peggy Healy: I really like my shirt because it’s versatile and I can wear it out or during the day.

CF: What is your advice to other students traveling who want to stay fashionable?

PH: Pack lightly and make sure to include fabrics that do not wrinkle. 

CF: How would you transform this outfit for a different occasion?

PH: I could change out of my bathing suit and wear a cute skirt or jeans instead of shorts. I would add heels or a nicer sandal to wear out at night.

CF: What other advice do you have for students who are studying in a beach town?

PH: Wear lots of sunscreen every time of day and always have a bathing suit with you!

How To: It is very easy to find a way to cover-up a swimsuit. This Fashionista wears jean cut-offs with a cute top. Urban Outfitters has a variety of shorts that include cut-offs and high-waisted shorts. This outfit could be altered to a dress as a cover-up instead.

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