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Looks on Campus: Marina – Kent State University

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Meet Marina! Spotted in the student center after a long day of classes, her bright attire caught my eye. Although she claims she doesn’t pay much attention to fashion and trends, it is clear she cares a lot about looking great. Marina presents a very positive, well-dressed image to her peers.

Kent State University student street style

Marina 101

Name: Marina

Year: Junior

Major: Occupational Therapy

Let’s Talk Fashion

Who or what inspires your style? “My roommate, because she majors in Fashion Merchandising and I love her style.”

Where do you like to shop? Forever 21 and Express.”

What do you do for fun? Do you have any unique hobbies? “I like to hang out with friends, [go] running, and go to the movies.”

What are your favorite trends right now? “I am really into skater skirts right now.”

What fashion advice would you give to other students looking to improve their style? “Don’t think too much! Just go with what you like and that’s all that matters.”

Do you have any favorite designers? If so, who? “I honestly don’t know much about designers specifically; I just like certain styles of clothes.”

How would you describe your style? “Very typical girly! I love pink dresses and skirts. Dressing up is always my favorite.”

Why did you choose this particular outfit? “The weather was nice and I really love this skirt.”

If you could raid anyone’s closet, who would it be and why? Kim Kardashian, because I love the clothes she wears.”

Elements of Marina’s Outfit

1. Floral Print Skirt

Kent state student wearing a floral skirt

The weather on campus for the past few days has been cold and dreary, but today’s warmth was a pleasant surprise. Marina took full advantage by rocking a bright pink floral skater skirt. The length was perfect for a day around campus and the girly print made quite the stylish statement.

2. Studded Top

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Marina’s casual white tank looked great tucked into her bold skirt. The studded detailing around the collar adds additional flair without competing with her skirt.

3. Gladiator Sandals

College trend gladiator sandals

These golden gladiator sandals brought Marina’s entire look together. The braided straps look so chic. In fact, these sandals look more like accessories than footwear!

We want to know what you think:

Do you like Marina’s warm weather style? What do you think about her bold floral print skater skirt? Are you loving those sandals as much as we are? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

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Runway Looks for Less: Kate Spade New York Fall 2014 RTW

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Kate Spade New York Fall 2014 RTW | ELLE

Kate Spade New York’s Fall 2014 collection blended relaxed yet professional elements to create looks that were fun, put-together, and perfect for college girls! There were blazers, cropped pants, and party-ready looks in vibrant hues, along with more subdued colors for neutral-loving fashionistas. I consider this collection to be a true embodiment of a rainbow. From cobalt to navy, yellow to camel, and pink to black, there were shades (and prints!) for every taste.

Are you lusting over these sophisticated yet fun looks, but aren’t too into such a hefty price tag? Keep reading for three cheap but chic outfits inspired by KSNY’s fall collection:

1. Classic Chic with a Twist

Kate spade fall 2014 look 1
Photo: ELLE

When I first laid my eyes on this getup, I almost sobbed because of how sophisticated and ladylike it was. The neutral colors and clean lines evoked that sort of elegance that’ll never go out of style. However, I was also aware of the more contemporary trends that further elevated this outfit, such as the gorgeous cat-eye sunglasses and the skirt’s fun, giant bow.

Get the Look:

Kate spade fall 2014 inspired outfit 1
Product Info: Top- JCPenney, Skirt- Modcloth, Shoes- DSW, Sunglasses- Mango, Bag- Forever 21, Lipstick (in “Crave”)- Topshop

To recreate this outfit, start with this Modcloth skirt that has the same cute bow detail as the Kate Spade one. Pair with a simple black turtleneck and slip on a pair of cat-eye sunglasses. Grab a black bag with a snap-closure detailing and sleek leopard-print loafers. Finish the look with a sophisticated neutral lip.

2. Sparkles and Cobalt

Kate spade fall 2014 look 2
Photo: ELLE

I love a bright skirt, so when this cobalt blue skirt popped out at me, I knew I had to recreate the look for less. This is definitely one of the quirkier outfits from this collection and features a lot of unique details. Who knew sparkles, cobalt blue, and polka dots would work so well together?

Get the Look:

Kate spade fall 2014 inspired outfit 2
Product Info: Top- Forever 21, Sweatshirt- Lord and Taylor, Skirt- Forever 21, Tights- Topshop, Shoes- Topshop, Bag- Nasty Gal, Blush (in “Sunbaked”)- Sephora

For this outfit, start with a cobalt blue pleated skirt and polka dot tights. Slip on a crisp but lightweight button-down and add a sweatshirt with sparkly jeweled detailing. Continue to channel Kate Spade and choose slip-on sneakers. To complete the ensemble, carry a cute bag and sweep on a bit of blush. This layered look is perfect for those cool fall days.

3. (Leopard) Lady in Red

Kate spade fall 2014 look 3
Photo: ELLE

Red and I just get along so well; it’s one of those colors that makes you stand out and it pretty much looks good on everyone. It’s a fiery color that is best styled with classic or fierce details, so the gold chains and giant leopard print were the perfect complement to the red leather skirt.

Get the Look:

Kate spade fall 2014 inspired outfit 3
Product Info: Sweater- Mango, Skirt- Forever 21, Jacket- ASOS, Clutch- Forever 21, Shoes- Charlotte Russe, Necklace- Forever 21, Highlighter (in “Kitten Shimmer”)- Sephora

Get inspired by the designer outfit and pair a red, faux leather skirt with a cream-colored sweater. Slip on a gorgeous faux fur jacket in a fierce leopard print, then accessorize with a red clutch and a delicate gold necklace. Choose slingback booties instead of red pumps to add a little more edge. Finally, dab on some highlighter to get the model’s fab, dewy face.

Your Thoughts?

What did you think of this collection? Has Kate Spade inspired your fall wardrobe? Which one of these outfits is your favorite? Would you wear any of them? Are there any designers you’d like to see featured in upcoming weeks? Remember to let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

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Write for College Fashion! (Spring 2015)

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If you’ve been wanting to get involved here at CF, good news: We’re now accepting applications for Spring 2015! Want to contribute to the #1 fashion resource written just for college women? Read on for all the details!

CF is currently accepting applications for both writers and Looks on Campus contributors for Spring 2015 (January through June). We will be accepting applications from today, October 1st, through November 2nd, 2014.

Spring 2015 Positions:

We are currently accepting applications for Writers and Looks on Campus contributors. Click on each link below for all the info on what each position entails and how to apply for each:

Note: We no longer use an auto-responder so you will NOT receive an automatic response when you submit your app. Rest assured that we’ve received it and will be contacting those who are selected for a position between November 17th and November 21st. We will also contact you if we need more information from you. Also, please note that we do not send rejection notices due to the large number of applications we receive.

Not sure which position you want? Apply for both!

If you love taking photos and seeking out style on campus but also like to write longer articles, you are welcome to apply for both positions. Just send your applications separately and indicate in each application that you have applied for both positions.


If you want more info, please see this post, this postthis postthis post, this post, this post, this post, and this post, all from past semesters – you’ll find the answers to many frequently-asked questions in the comments sections. (Please check to see if your question was previously answered before posting here.)

Feel free to leave a comment below if you have any questions that weren’t answered in the posts linked above. We look forward to hearing from you!

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