It’s official, grab your shades, towel, trashy mag (I mean, chem homework) and head to the green; spring has arrived! In a red and white flowered dress this Fashionista is ready. Floral is one of the quintessential summer prints. A floral dress can be worn on the balmiest of beaches and the steamiest pavements, if accessorized correctly. Emily Schuman of Cupcakes and Cashmere (check out her College Fashionista interview), shows how to wear floral in an urban setting with a military style jacket, wedges and a thick leather belt. Her same dress could be worn without the jacket and belt, and with flats and delicate jewelry to translate into a more casual or beachy situation. For an array of flowy floral print dresses, try Blu Moon via Planet Blue. For other floral options, try Topshop for their playsuits and Zara for printed harem pants.
Made of light cotton, the dress that this Fashionista wears is a great summer weight. Its soft and airy cut allows for ample movement, which makes it an excellent option for even the most humid day. It also has pockets, which I usually find to be a selling point. By wearing a pair of off-white Converse Chuck Taylors, this Fashionista gives her seemingly girly dress a tomboy twist. While they add an element of unpredictability, their discrete color helps them to remain as a subtle addition. For a more bold footwear option, choose a dark combat boot (doc martens are a fan favorite). This festival bound girl exemplifies this style by wearing a pair of black leather boots with fold-over studded tongues. With a pair of wayfarer shades resting at the base of her charming crosscut bangs, this Fashionista is undoubtedly ready for a day on the college green.