The perfect tee is a summer staple and this summer is all about the crop top. This Fashionista rocks the perfect cropped tee with a twist in a tie-dye pattern. She references the '70s with the tie-dye print and as we have seen from fashion magazines and blogs the '70's are back. Other decade inspired trends for this summer include the maxi dress and maxi skirt, wide-leg jeans and pants and shorts with higher waistlines.

Name: Laila Khan

Year: Junior

Major: Psychology

College Fashionista: What is the favorite part of your outfit?

Laila Khan: The favorite part about my outfit would have to be the tee. It's simple yet has a lot going on: the colors, the pattern and the fit.

CF: Who is your style icon?

LK: I don't think I have a style icon per say. I look towards a lot of modern day celebrities’ styles especially in magazines and blogs. I do love Audrey Hepburn’s classic style but at the same time I think Madonna did a lot for fashion in terms of setting trends. So I guess both of them, even though they are total opposites!

CF: Are there any trends that you are particularly inspired by this season?

LK: Yes! This season I have been seeing a lot of tribal-type jewelry. Especially with lots of stones and in rich colors like turquoise and adobe. I love it!

CF: What clothing item would you say is timeless?

LK: I would have to say a scarf. I have way too many of them and that's because I keep buying them but never quite get rid of any.

How To: To get this look, throw on your favorite pair of skinnies and add the perfect cropped tee. Any top with a pattern can stand alone, like this one from Urban Outfitters. However, if you pick a solid version make sure to add a statement necklace or light scarf to liven it up. This Fashionista tops off her outfit with a great cross-body bag with a bird detail and thong sandals. Her sandals take the look to another level with color-blocking like these flats from Sam Edelman. Add simple accessories (friendship bracelets or an oversized watch), sunnies, and a headband to complete your look. Headbands are great for any type of hair and are super-practical in the summer. Look towards American Apparel to satisfy this need.


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