Between the frenzy of finals and humidity hitting the city, this year's homestretch hasn't exactly been smooth sailing. CollegeFashionista's are trying to avoid frizzy hair and faux pas, all while burying their heads in the books. But this week's Fashionista solves the sticky situation with a simple combination of beautiful basics.

Junior Erin Reynolds dawns an easy side braid to fight frizz with minimal effort. She combines a high-low hem beach sweater with distressed denim shorts for a comfortable yet classic look, suitable for every occasion from library to lunch. Reynolds adds a touch of color with seafoam blue polish and a streak of subtlety with a gold pendant necklace to trim her look with ease.

Name: Erin Reynolds

Major: Political Science and Spanish

Year: Junior

CollegeFashionista: Where do you typically look to for style inspiration?

Erin Reynolds: I guess I just look around for things I like on other people. I just look at the people around me and what they pair together.

CF: If you had to whittle down your wardrobe to five items what would they be?

ER: Probably my turquoise TOMS, a pair of dark jeans, this necklace, a basic V-neck shirt and probably a sweater of some sort.

CF: Is there a trend you're looking forward to wearing this summer?

ER: Brighter nail colors, definitely!

CF: Has living  in NYC influenced your style in any way?

ER: I think so. I went to an all-girls school in high school so I never really had to think much about what I looked like. But I think living here had made me think more about dressing nicely and made me more creative with how I dress.

CF: What do you feel best/most confident wearing?

ER: Actually, sundresses. They're so comfortable and easy, and you can transition them through all the seasons.

How To: Get Erin's beachy chic look by pairing a cream-colored knit with distressed denim shorts or boyfriend-fit denim. Pair with understated accessories like a simple pendant necklace or simplistic bracelet to complete the effortlessly appealing look.

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