FASHIONISTA SPOTLIGHT: Cassie Strauss

A much-anticipated Spring Break has arrived. It’s time to break away from your everyday routine, change up your typical outfits and celebrate the fact that you’ve made it through the first half of the semester. A weeks worth of music festivals, picnics in the park or a trip to the closest beach are some of the best places to show off your fresh outfits. Fashionista Cassie Strauss is certainly spring break ready. Although her spring break destination is somewhere with cooler weather, we can takes notes from her pictured outfit. It's exactly what I think of when spring break fashion comes to mind.

Name: Cassie Strauss

Year: Freshman

Major: Journalism and Political Science

College Fashionista: How would you describe your personal style?

Cassie Strauss: I wear a lot of dresses, especially when it's scorching here in Arizona. I try to avoid buying clothing made in China and gravitate toward vintage stores because they are oh-so-much-more interesting. Mall shopping terrifies me. On lazy days I resort to high-waisted shorts and my Birkenstocks.

College Fashionista: What do you plan on wearing over spring break? Are you traveling? How will that influence your wardrobe?

CS: I'll be in New York City, so I have my velvet leggings and lots of layers to keep me cozy. I also have to travel with carry-on baggage, so I'll bring mostly leggings and interchangeable outfits.

College Fashionista: What's currently on your must-have list?

CS: I'm on the hunt for tan flats. My friend has some that I'm so jealous of. I also can never, ever have enough simple dresses.

How To: Strauss’s ensemble is a look inspired from the 70s that's especially hot this season. To make it your own, pair a solid colored tube such as this sunset knit tube top from Free People with a pair of denim high-waisted shorts from Delia's. Once you’ve got your aviator shades in hand, you’ll be set for a stylish time strolling the streets of your chosen spring break getaway. For more flair, try adding a large floppy hat, such as this Staring at Stars canvas floppy hat from Urban Outfitters.
 

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