It was one of those just-almost-crisp days that happen right before fall wakes us all up. The afternoon was sunny but not too hot, windy but not too chilly—a perfect chance to shake up your outfit. And this Fashionista did. She looked super sleek in all black (I adore her high-waist shorts!) but added an unexpected pop of neon on her neck and feet with fun accessories.
Name: Kayla Konidas
CollegeFashionista: What are you wearing?
Kayla Konidas: I’m wearing a Forever 21 sheer top, American Eagle Outfitters high-waist shorts and my shoes and necklace are from Francesca’s.
CF: What are some of your go-to pieces when dressing for class?
KK: I’m such a dress girl. I usually throw on a dress for class. But I also love mixing and matching different pieces. I actually wore this shirt with colored skinnies earlier today when it was cooler out.
CF: What’s one item you’re most looking forward to wearing this fall?
KK: Blazers. I have so many blazers, and I can’t wait to wear them. I usually top a blazer over a sweater and skinnies for class.
CF: Where do you go to get fashion inspiration?
KK: I read a lot of magazines. Nylon is probably my favorite.
CF: Where’s your favorite place to shop?
KK: I love boutiques like Francesca’s. And since I’m on a student budget, I also stick to Forever 21. I like to put together one really nice, higher-quality item then have the rest of my outfit from boutique-y places so my outfit’s trendy but still affordable.
How to: Transition your outfits into fall and go for a look like Kayla’s—but with tights for chillier days. My favorite outfit in the fall is to wear a sheer long-sleeved top with shorts, black tights and cute booties. This way you’re not completely steering away from summer fashion but still welcoming the cooler weather. And a fun pop of color, like Kayla’s gutsy green, can never hurt as well!