Even though fall is right around the corner, the air still hot and humid. Most people will opt for running shorts and a t-shirt when it is hot out and the walk to class is more than just a couple blocks. However, it is important to realize that you can dress comfortably for the weather while still looking fashionable and put together! This fashionista dressed for the weather while taking into consideration her love for fashion.

Name: Samantha Merrell

Major: Journalism

Year: Junior

CollegeFashionista: Tell me about your outfit

Samantha Merrell: My outfit incorporates a dressy blouse with casual shorts and a statement necklace. I decided to combine these together to get a laid back but still fashion forward outfit.

CF: What is your favorite store to shop at?

SM: In Iowa City I would have to say my favorite store to shop at is Inbox because it is very eclectic. I would not say I have a favorite store outside of Iowa City

CF: Where do you look to for fashion inspiration?

SM: I am very inspired by fashion bloggers, not so much specific designers. I do not have a specific style; I instead just throw outfits together based upon my mood and what I am currently inspired by.

CF: Did your make your shorts yourself?

SM: Yes I did. It was very easy, all you need is bleach and scissors!

How To: Wear a flowy top so you will not be overheated by something tight, a blouse material makes it easy for your skin to breathe. This past summer many cut off denim shorts were seen as a trend and it is very easy to make your own. Once you have a fashionable and comfortable blouse paired with a unique pair of shorts, look for chunky jewelry and a pair of strappy sandals to complete your look.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *