When in doubt, throw a blazer on! A form-fitting blazer finishes off any look with a classic feel and dressy edge. This Fashionista wore a baby doll cut, dark teal dress with a slightly draped neckline. Her black blazer was form-fitting and fell just below her hips; the slightly over-sized fit made the blazer slightly less formal and perfect for class. She finished off this polish look with black Tory Burch flats and simple jewelry.

Name: Alex Kiel

Major: Accounting

Year: Junior

CollegeFashionista: Who inspires your fashion choices?

Alex Kiel: Rachel Bilson and Kate Bosworth as well as anything I see on campus or in magazines! If I like what I see I do it!

CF: How would you describe your personal style?

AK: I tend to lean towards a preppy and sophisticated style with a beachy spin. I love east coast fashion but I can’t help but be influenced by San Diego’s weather, especially living in Mission Beach.

CF: What is currently your favorite trend?

AK: Chunky wedges! I have a black pair from Coach that I try to incorporate into every outfit. I also love skinny jeans!

CF: What would you consider a staple piece of your style?

AK: Striped T-shirts, scarves, ballet flats and watches! I’m at least wearing one of these pieces a day!

How To: Achieve this look by finding a blazer that fits you properly in the shoulders and waist. You can either dress your blazer up by sticking with a classic cut above your hips, or keep it relaxed by finding a blazer that falls loosely below the hips and is made of a softer material. Beneath your blazer wear a form-fitting dress and stick with neutral day colors to avoid clashing with a dark blazer and to stay class-appropriate. Finish this look with black flats and some delicate jewelry.

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