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College Fashion Street Style Roundup: March ’10


College Fashion Street Style Roundup

I don’t know about your hometown, but here in California, the sun has finally decided to come out to play. And all I have to say is… FINALLY! It’s time to dust off your favorite day dresses, iron your shorts, and slip on some sunnies because spring/summer weather is finally here!

Don’t remember how to dress for warmer weather? Why not grab some inspiration from some stylish folks all over the web? For this month’s CF street style roundup, I’ve picked out some fun summer looks to sport all season long! Excited? Me too! Scroll down to check it out.

A Cut Above

Street style outfit 1

(Source: Altamira | Product Information: Blazer, Cutoffs, Shirt, Bracelet, Ring, Boots)

I saw this look and immediately fell in love. Not only does this girl show us that blazers don’t have to be boring (love that pink color!), but she also shows us that boots don’t have to be constrained to those long winter months. Our friend here mixes class with grunge by pairing her awesome blazer with a plain white tee and a pair of denim cutoffs.

The best part? It’s a fun look that you too can try out! Just take the basics I chose up above, and slip them on just like Pinky does. Pretty simple, yet so cool! Along with the blazer, cutoffs, and boots I chose, I also added a cool studded bracelet and heart-shaped ring. They add a little bit more of a punky edge to the outfit, and give it just a little more pizzaz!

Birds of a Feather

They say birds of a feather flock together, and I guess “they” are right (whoever they are). After all, look at how cute these two ladies are in their spring day dresses. For the first time in Street Style Roundup history, I’ll be breaking down TWO fabulous outfits in one picture- I know, I’m excited too.

Street style outfit 2

(Source: Miss Pandora | Product Information: Cardigan, Clutch, Brooch, Dress, Flats)

For outfit breakdown number one, we will check out our friend in the the nudes on the right above. This outfit is a great transitional ensemble for those of you who are still stuck in chillier weather. She is covered from head to toe, but still looks “spring-ready” since she is wearing nude colors.

To mimic her style, I chose a fun ruffle dress and paired it with a cardigan in a beige-y pink color. As those two garments are in the same color family, I decided to also include a fun brooch to break things up. But instead of a traditional one like the one in the picture, I found an adorable yellow brooch that can easily be pinned on either your dress or your cardigan for that extra pop of color. For your feet, I found a fun pair of floral flats. Lastly, just for kicks, I thought I would look for a similar clutch, and what do you know- for the first time in history (two firsts in one post!), I managed to find the exact same clutch as the one in the picture! Anywho, this look is fun, functional, and perfect for summertime.

Street style outfit 3

(Source: Miss Pandora | Product Information: Dress, Boots, Jacket, Purse)

Looking at this second outfit reminded me of those old western movies they show on AMC sometimes. Both flirty and proper in one look, this little lady looks springtime-fresh in her day dress and denim jacket! To get a similar look, grab a floral dress like the one I chose, and put on a denim jacket. After that, slip on some fun boots in a tan brown color, and then throw on a basic purse like the one above. You’ll be good to go, whether you’re planning to frolic through the fields or go for a hayride.

Summer Noir

Street style outfit 4

(Source: Behind the Seams | Product Information: Bangles, Shirt, Aviators, Shorts, Heels)

I don’t know about you, but I love, love, love, wearing black. And although I love summer just as much as the next girl, it makes me sad to think that as winter leaves, black might not be the best choice for those sweltering summer afternoons. Luckily for me, I stumbled upon this little adorable look featuring this fab side-slit blouse, offering just enough ventilation to keep us gothic-inclined fashionistas in check with our “looks”.

To get a similar look, I found a black shirt with a similar styling and paired it with some fun dark wash denim shorts. Then I picked out a pair of cute peep toe booties to elongate those gorgeous stems of yours. Finally, to accessorize your outfit, I chose some wooden bangles similar to the ones our model is wearing. Now all you need is a fun pair of aviators like the ones I picked out, and you’ll be ready to face those bright UV rays.

Time Warp

Cute street style look

(Source: Lookbook | Blouse, Socks, Black Ring, Fish Ring, Bangles, Clogs, Skirt)

We’ve gotten some pretty mixed reactions to the “clogs” trend ever since we wrote an article about it. But whether you love them, hate them, or are still wondering how you time warped back to the 70s, you gotta admit, this girl makes clogs look pretty cute. I love the color family and how she didn’t stray too far in her color palette, giving off a fun, earthy vibe.

For my “inspired” outfit, I chose a fun peasant blouse in a basic off-white color. Tuck that into this drop dead gorgeous eyelet skirt I found, put on some ankle socks, and then throw on some clogs to rock out in (or not- shoes of your choice are acceptable as well). Accessories wise, I chose some fun rings and bangles that you can wear all together, or pick and choose from.


Are you ready for summer, or are you already missing your leather jackets and eternity scarves? What’s your favorite summer outfit? Did you like the looks I chose? Whatever your thoughts, leave them in the comments! I love your feedback!

Posted on on April 12, 2010 / Filed Under: Inspiration / Tags: , , ,

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25 Responses to “College Fashion Street Style Roundup: March ’10”

  1. 1
    April 12th, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    First of all, when is California not enjoying spring-ish weather? I guess its all relational. Your winter is my May.

    Anyway, I think the first inspiration picture is rather atrocious. I cannot stop staring at the awkward effect those shorts have on that poor girl’s crotch region. Plus, I have an deep, deep hatred of shorts in which the pockets hang out. I also very much dislike the shorts with the boots. The girl looks like she is either (a) confused about the weather, or (b) is about to trek through some mud. However, I very much like your interpretation of the first photo. I think you have made it much more realistic. The boots don’t bother me quite as badly because they have a more cowboy look to them, which I think are the only boots that do not look strange worn in warmer weather.

    That being said, I really love all the other inspiration photos and your inspired outfits (except for the clogs which truly should have stayed in the 70s). I really really like “Summer Noir” photo and outfit. Its a great evening outfit for warm weather.

  2. 2
    April 12th, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    I think the first outfit is my favorite. I’ve been loving the “summer music fest” style of dressing lately (as demonstrated on Who What Wear today), and this is an iteration of that. I actually DO like the pockets-hanging-out effect, as it lends an easiness, which is, to me, what defines summer dressing.

  3. 3
    April 12th, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    I love the AE blouse in the last inspired outfit! That’s about it as far as the rest of the outfits go..not quite my style.

  4. 4
    April 12th, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Please let me know where in California you are. I’d love some sun right about now. It’s currently storming in the Bay Area. :P

    With that said, I love love love that first and Summer Noir outfits! I have all the necessary pieces to wear them, sans the pocket-showing shorts (sorry, not a fan). I’m just waiting for the sun to come out and play. LOL

  5. 5
    April 12th, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    i’ve seen the last two outfits on lookbook myself! love ‘em :)
    i really love the last girl’s outfit, trendy and daring :)!

  6. 6
    April 12th, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    I love your choices for this month, Kim! I’m feeling the first look a lot – obsessed with the hot pink blazer (and I think I have the same Frye boots as the girl). Also I’m LOVING Trang’s black top (wonder if it’d be easy to DIY?) paired with those shorts. She is too cute!

  7. 7
    April 12th, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    Love it! I really liked the first “Birds of a Feather” look and the Time Wrap (though I’m not exactly a fan of clogs.) Awesome job and great post!

  8. 8
    April 12th, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    black socks + clogs! ahhh the things you can pull off when you have mile-long tan legs!

    I love all these looks. great inspiration for the spring/summer! I really feel like I nailed some good winter style this year so I was a little bummed to have to transition into more warm-weather friendly outfits but the black top & shorts combo makes me excited to adapt my looks for spring!!

  9. 9
    April 12th, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    The clogs and black socks made me cringe. I guess its because I’m 5’2 with stumpy short legs so that particular look wouldn’t look good on me. Same for the rest of that outfit: I like the skirt and blouse (on the model and the inspired outfit) but I’m not sure if I would (or could) wear it together.

    That second nude bag on Birds of a Feather is pretty awesome, but the rest of those outfits aren’t really my style. Something about going all nude/pink doesn’t appeal to me.

    The Summer Noir Look is wonderful. I don’t normally like boots with the peep toe, but I love the picture. It makes her legs look even longer!

  10. 10
    April 12th, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Haha! A lot of you remarked about how envious you were of the California sun, but it’s ironic because right after I wrote this article, the sun went back into hibernation and it’s been windy and rainy all weekend. I guess summer is still too tired to come and play.

    @Zamia- I’m located in Long Beach (45 min from LA) but my hometown is San Jose too!

    @Suzi- So true, if only my legs were miles long- at least heels help though!

    @Juicy- I agree with you on the clogs thing. I like how they look, but as I am not blessed with long legs, they aren’t the best for me. I am not really on the clog’s wagon either- they’re fine for editorial work, but I am not going to be wearing any next season, I’d just feel silly.

  11. 11
    April 12th, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    LOVE these outfits! My favorite was definitely the last one with the clogs… I’ve been dying to buy a pair and experiment, and I love the outfit you paired with them! These are some really great and inspirational photos! Thanks!!

  12. 12
    April 12th, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    Wow, I really am loving the first outfit & Trang’s outfit! =)
    I really want a blazer to add to my wardrobe now! :D Some great inspriation here!

    And also, I live in California too! … and these outfits make me wish for the sun again! :( There was some horrible rains last night… and even more tragic winds today! Blehhhhhh! D: wind = makes my hair a mess.

    Can’t wait ’till it gets hotter this week! =]


  13. 13
    April 12th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    Pockets hanging out of the shorts are a big no-no for me. Absolutely not.
    My fave is the 3rd one. perfect for a night out, minus the short mess I mentioned beforehand.

  14. 14
    April 12th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    I’ve worn clogs before with bell bottom pants for a very retro look, which was fine, forgiving, and had a warm earthy vibe. At a stretch, I might consider wearing **just the right pair** with some very opaque black tights and **just the right** skirt length. But I’m not really willing to put all that work & money for the sake of achieving a single look.

    One thing I’m really glad to see is a couple of these girls wearing boots. I just love love love boots, but always feel kind of pressured to put them away once the weather starts warming up. I love the free feeling of sandals for sure, but I feel like my boots give me so many other outfit options.

  15. 15
    April 13th, 2010 at 6:43 am

    These are all really good outfits and everything, and you’ve obviously put a lot of thought into it. However, people like me (who don’t want to get naked simply because it’s warm outside) have a really hard time finding different types of clothes to wear, in a season where all the emphasis is on showing flesh.

    I was wondering whether you might be able to do a post of summer wear for those who like to cover up??

  16. 16
    April 13th, 2010 at 7:45 am

    This is the best post (no offense to the others, cf is always awesome!) I’ve seen in a while, I loooooveeee thissss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. 17
    April 13th, 2010 at 11:17 am

    @ Maria- You’ve raised a GREAT point! I’m really glad you brought this up, I will definitely keep your input in mind for my next post. Thanks for speaking up, I’m sure lots of other people were thinking this too, we write our articles for you readers, so I’m glad you voiced your opinion. I will definitely start thinking about some more conservative outfits and mix them in with my other summer articles.

  18. 18
    April 13th, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    I second Maria’s idea– that would be a great post! It’s also difficult, I find, dressing for work or internships during the summer. Trying to look professional but stay cool can be tough!

    I love these outfits, especially the first one… I like the slouchy boots and the bright blazer. Fantastic. I also love some of the bloggers you featured… Miss Pandora and Aimee from Song of Style (last girl) have awesome taste!

  19. 19
    April 13th, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    The first girl is the model Eniko Mihalik. She’s very models off-duty and she’s Hungarian like me :)) I love her blazer and my favourite is the 3rd outfit.

  20. 20
    April 13th, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    I love song of style’s (the last girl) outfit especially because I know how hard it is to pull off white clogs.

  21. 21
    April 14th, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    Great style, Kim!

  22. 22
    April 16th, 2010 at 7:38 am

    enough people said this already…but I still want to say that the cut offs in the first picture literally made me gag. Also, boots in warm weather will lead to swamp feet…which is not pleasant.

    Having said that, I really like that last look, even though I’d still switch out the clogs for something else, probably mary-janes.

  23. 23
    April 21st, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    I very much dislike clogs. Always have, always will.

  24. 24
    August 10th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    it’s a nice stuff i think, and this weaher make me comportable with use many stuff that now in :)

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