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Looks on Campus: Joelle – California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo


I’ve always admired Joelle‘s sense of style. Whenever I spot her on campus, her outfits always look incredibly cute, yet also completely effortless – it’s kind of unfair. The day I spotted Joelle in her trendy high-low dress, I had to take the opportunity to chat with her about her fashion favorites as well as her California style.

Joelle 101

Student style at cal poly san luis obispo

Name: Joelle

College: California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo

Major: Business

Year: Sophomore

Let’s Talk Fashion

Where do you look for fashion inspiration? “I really like looking at Pinterest for fashion inspiration. I also find inspiration in the things my mom, sisters, and cousins wear because I get their hand-me-downs.”

How would you describe your sense of style? “Comfortable, California, and cute. I love casual basics like Rainbow sandals, jean shorts, and tank tops.”

Where do you like to shop? “I really like shopping at the San Diego Buffalo Exchange and my sister’s closet.”

Why did you choose this outfit today? “It was very warm outside today so I wanted to dress appropriately (and soak up some sun).”

What fashion advice would you give to other students looking to improve their style? “Always add girly touches to whatever you’re wearing.”

What are your favorite fashion trends? “I really like high-low skirts and cute beaded headbands.”

What is your favorite part about spring? “I like having an excuse to wear a bathing suit (spring is the beginning of bathing suit season around here) and knowing that summer is coming soon!”

What is your spring staple piece? “My Rainbow sandals!”

What do you like to do for fun? “I like to go to the beach, go swimming at the pool, and watch movies on Netflix.”

Elements of Joelle’s Outfit

1. High-Low Dress

High low dress at cal poly san luis obispo

The asymmetrical hemline on Joelle’s dress is right on trend this season and is a light and breezy choice perfect for rising temperatures. The dress’ elastic waistline flatters Joelle’s shape by cinching her body at the narrowest part. Both the pattern and flowy material of the dress are sure to catch eyes around campus.

2. Statement Jewelry

You had me at hello bracelet at cal poly san luis obispo

Joelle’s unique bracelet gives her outfit an unexpected pop of hardware detailing. The engraved message gives her accessory personality, plus it’s a great conversation piece!

3. Louis Vuitton Tote

Louis vuitton tote at cal poly san luis obispo

The size and shape of Joelle’s LV bag make it perfect for carrying notebooks to class. The bag’s casual appearance contrasts with Joelle’s dressy outfit to create a well-balanced look for campus life. Also, a tote is an ideal carryall for the transition from spring semester to summer break — it can go straight from toting textbooks to carrying a towel and sunblock for the beach!

What do you think?

How do you like Joelle’s outfit? How do you style high-low skirts? Are you inspired by California style? Let us know in the comments below!

Posted on on May 15, 2013 / Filed Under: Looks on Campus / Tags: , , , , ,

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9 Responses to “Looks on Campus: Joelle – California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo”

  1. 1
    May 15th, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    I like to be inspired by Looks on Campus but I feel like a lot of the outfits (like this one) aren’t very interesting.

  2. 2
    May 15th, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Where is the dress from?

  3. 3
    May 15th, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    I’d really love if sometimes you included where the people bought some of their pieces from so I can get something similar if I really love something.

  4. 4
    May 15th, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    That bracelet is really cool!

  5. 5
    May 15th, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    Dress is from The Closet in Oceanside, ca ($17) and bracelet is from a children’s boutique in Encinitas, ca ($30)

  6. 6
    May 15th, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    I would love to have that dress!!

  7. 7
    May 15th, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Lovely outfit. Also, I think it is inspiring because it’s shown me how to dress down my new high-low dress (with a casual tote bag!) and she’s also inspired me to work out! Look at those legs! So, the first comment is just negative for no good reason.

  8. 8
    May 15th, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Its not that I dislike her outfit. I just think it’s really average.

  9. 9
    May 25th, 2013 at 1:48 am

    Where are those shoes from?

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