School is finally in session, and I don't know about you but I am not ready to start packing away my summer clothes! Can it just be funny and warm forever? I love when a Fashionista can take summer style and keep it going into the school months. I caught up with this lovely Fashionista splashing around Splash. With all of BU's student body on one field, it is easy to get lost in the crowd but this Fashionista's edgy look is defnitely a showstopper. From her sunnies to her shorts, her look has a lot of attitude and originality. She may be a freshman in college but she is no freshman to style.

Name: Lauren Mateen

Major: Marine Biology

Year: Freshman

CollegeFashionista: How would you describe your own personal style?

Lauren Mateen: I guess I'd have to say my personal style is classy chic gone punk rock, if that's possible…

CF: What is your favorite part of this look?

LM: My shorts. I got them from my favorite Israeli boutique Razili in Tel Aviv. They're great because they are loose and comfy but can be worn day or night.

CF: Do you have a celebrity idol or role model that you look to for inspiration?

LM: I don't have any specific celebrity icon. I usually am inspired by my friends and family, but I do love Elizabeth and James, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's brand.

CF: What is your secret style weapon for fall?

LM: Circle scarves! They're stylish but they also keep you nice and warm.

How To:  To get this Fashionista's edgy look, pair some high-waisted shorts like these or these with a looser cotton or silk tank. Add a pair of round sunglasses like these and a pair of flats or boots and you will be ready to take on any event your campus has to offer. For a final touch, add a purse like this one, similar to our Fashionista's. 

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