Fall is officially here. We’ve been teased with unseasonably warm weather here and there, but with November quickly approaching, fall is here to stay. On these confusing days, when the weather has a slight chill, but is still warm, what is a Fashionista or Fashionisto to do? Today’s CollegeFashionista has the answer: you layer and you layer smartly. Her beautiful merlot colored short-sleeved knit sweater is a perfect hybrid for this in-between weather. Paired with a basic white top it is simplistic and stylish.
I’m a huge fan of simplicity. Sometimes, less is definitely more. This Fashionista’s classic black pants are an item every Fashionista needs to own because of their versatility for both work and play. With a basic outfit such as the one shown, there is room to play with accessories. These are what made her outfit stick out. Her bag instantly grabbed my attention. Take a look at the close-up photo below. The black leather is a great classic, but it is embellished wonderfully with copper, gold, and silver grommets. In addition, the central detailing is a beautiful turquoise stone. This bag is individual and stunning, and makes a statement when put it with any outfit. Her shoes also play up another trend—menswear fabrics. Adding a touch of menswear tweed brings sophistication to any outfit, as well as mixing masculine and feminine elements in an interesting way.
Hint: Incorporating one or two fantastic accessories to a simplistic outfit instantly transforms what could be boring into something much more special. Overdoing it can make or break the ensemble. Take a look at these bags and shoes to take your outfit to a whole new level.
Fashion Week blew into New York with a hint of trends to come and left behind some great inspiration that we can all use right now. When you look at all the wonderful handbags that were featured in the Big Apple, and what are in stores right here in Athens, there seems to be one bag that Bulldog Fashionistas keep gravitating to – Longchamp! It seems like the leather and nylon foldable bag is popping up everywhere! The fact that Kate Moss, trend-setter-extraordinaire, is now designing her own line for Longchamp just makes it that much more covetable.
Nowhere will you find a bigger college following of the Longchamp Le Pliage tote than on the campus of the University of Georgia! This stylish, practical, chic handbag can be seen, in every color, from downtown to East Campus. This Fashionista's Longchamp is recognizable from a distance. Because she has chosen black, she can use it with almost any fall outfit. Here, she pairs her Longchamp with white shorts and a cute black blouse – still the fashion in Clarke County since the weather can be warm in the fall. Flat black sandals compliment this look and she adds a splash of color with a cute flowered headband. Everything about this Fashionista's outfit says simple, classic, stylish, and chic.
Even though spring clothing and handbags spilled onto the scene in New York during Fashion Week, some accessories don't depend on the weather to reflect style. This Fashionista's bag is a good investment because it can be carried year round. It's foldable so you can store it almost anywhere and it's perfect for traveling on airplanes or the bus! Longchamp lasts a "long time." The French handbag is a staple at Heery's Clothes Closet in downtown Athens, on College Avenue. Longchamp has the impact that every college girl wants when trying to make a statement, along with the durability that a busy coed needs to get from class to class. It's in the bag, Fashionistas!
Hint: Longchamp bags come in different sizes. The Le Pliage Tote Bag is the best for going to class. The handles are perfect for simply holding or for throwing over your shoulder. The bag itself can carry small books or agendas.
It’s that time of the year when the thought of summer’s end lingers in the back of everyone’s mind. One way to make the inevitable end of summer a little easier is to go back-to-school shopping. It’s the perfect time to stock up on summer-to-fall transitional pieces and fill your closet with back-to-school essentials. As the hunt for the perfect school-ready wardrobe begins, I always find myself faced with a daunting task. One item that is a necessity for any Fashionista to have when classes begin is the perfect schoolbag. Every year I spend countless hours scouring stores and websites to find a bag that is both fashionable and practical. This Fashionista has perfected the combination of chic and sensible by sporting a stylish backpack. Backpacks have always been useful for carrying schoolwork, but frequently seem too practical to be stylish. The tassels and shape of this Fashionista’s bag, however, make it instantly trendy. She pairs her bag with floral shorts, (a back-to-school staple), metallic flats, an embellished cardigan and a chunky gold watch to make her outfit back-to-school ready.
To prepare your summer wardrobe for the start of the semester, like this Fashionista, try this vintage-inspired backpack that doubles as a messenger bag. For a more wallet-friendly option, this black canvas backpack is both simple and modern. If you are not ready to test the backpack trend, a messenger bag is just as fashionable and functional. An embellished messenger bag, such as this one, is the perfect choice to hold all of your schoolwork in style. This green satchel and this similar canvas one will take any outfit from summer-chic to school-ready. Adding a trendy schoolbag to your wardrobe is the easiest way to ensure that you are prepared to start the new school year in style.