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Looks on Campus: Alexa- University of Georgia


With the dorms newly opened and students ready for the new school year, it’s clear that September is nearly upon us. Incoming University of Georgia freshman, Alexa shows just how ready she is for college in the Classic City by taking a modern outfit and accessorizing it with timeless pieces. Read on to find out more about Alexa’s style and personality!

Alexa 101

Alexa - Full Body

Name: Alexa

College: University of Georgia

Year: 2015

Major: Pre-Business

Let’s Talk Fashion

Who or what inspires your style? Katy Perry. Her style is so unique and has a retro-modern feel to it which is really fun.”

Where do you like to shop? “Topshop, H&M, Urban Outfitters, and sometimes, Banana Republic. They are inexpensive and carry interesting pieces. It makes it easy to update your wardrobe without spending a fortune.”

What fashion advice would you give to other students looking to improve their style? “A one-of-a-kind piece can enhance your outfit and make it more your own. Look for interesting pieces that stand out from the rest. You don’t need to spend a lot of money to make your outfit look polished and complete.”

What are your favorite trends right now? Feathers, sequins, and bright colors. And chunky platforms (I don’t have some, but I wish I did!).”

Do you have any favorite fashion designers? If so, who? Michael Kors is so modern. His pieces are simple but classy. And Chanel is just classic.”

What do you do for fun – do you have any unique hobbies or interests? “I shop and read. And I love watching old movies.”

Elements of Alexa’s Outfit

1. High-Waisted Shorts

Alexa - High Waisted Shorts

I have a slight obsession with anything high-waisted, so it’s no wonder that Alexa’s look instantly stood out to me. Her loose tan shorts are the perfect length for strolling around campus during this (unbearably) warm weather, and provide a classier substitute to the Nike shorts many college students reach for. The combination of khaki shorts paired with a basic white tank creates a perfect summery look. The darling bow in front polishes off the shorts’ comfortable but feminine aesthetic.

2. Old School Vintage Flats

Alexa - Vintage Shoes

At just five dollars, these vintage flats were simply a steal! As Alexa told me, she found them while exploring a thrift store near her home in Peachtree City, Georgia and added them to her outfit to give it a slightly retro vibe. I love these flats because they have a chic pointed shape, but are still fun thanks to the bursts of red found on the heel and toe. The perforated detailing on the front and sides adds a dash of glamour while maintaining the simple balance of the shoe.

3. Vintage Stud Earrings

Alexa - Vintage Earrings

Rather than piling on several other accessories, Alexa chose to keep it simple by donning these large and lovely spiraled pearl earrings. Another thrift store find, these vintage earrings are the perfect way to add a little flair to an otherwise-simple outfit without breaking the bank.

4. Vintage Dooney and Bourke Handbag

Alexa - Dooney and Burke Bag

I am a sucker for old handbags, and this one is no exception – the clean cut design of the bag gives Alexa’s look an elegant feel. Alexa found this vintage gem while shopping in Little Five Points in Atlanta. Although the designer originally created this handbag in the ’80s, Alexa effortlessly pulls it off without looking dated.

What Do You Think?

What do you think of Alexa’s outfit? Do you love her vintage-inspired style as much as we do? What’s the most exciting item you’ve found while thrifting? Leave a comment and let us know!

Posted on on August 24, 2011 / Filed Under: Looks on Campus / Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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13 Responses to “Looks on Campus: Alexa- University of Georgia”

  1. 1
    August 24th, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Love, love, love, love those SHOES! I’m sad they’re vintage because I want to buy a pair. Anyone know where I could find a similar style?

  2. 2
    August 24th, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Those shoes and the shorts are absolutely amazing and katy perry as a style icon = <3

  3. 3
    August 24th, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    this is such a cute outfit, and the shoes are adorable.
    however I disagree with including banana republic in that inexpensive statement.
    love her style though.

  4. 4
    August 24th, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Shoes!!! <3

  5. 5
    August 24th, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    I just love this whole outfit :D from the earrings down to the shoes and bag.

  6. 6
    August 24th, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    This is really casual yet chic at the same time! Awesome balance!

    Driftwood and Daydreams

  7. 7
    August 24th, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    So cute! I really like her shorts!!

  8. 8
    August 24th, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    i am going to need her shoessssss <3

  9. 9
    August 25th, 2011 at 2:11 am

    WOOT WOOT! Someone from UGA! Represent! :D

  10. 10
    August 25th, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    I love the accessories :D

  11. 11
    August 26th, 2011 at 7:06 am

    She definitely has the right idea going on. :)

  12. 12
    August 27th, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    I was so excited to see someone from UGA on here as we’re not a super stylish school. Most people walk around in gigantic t-shirts and nike running shorts. How come I don’t know anybody else who dresses cute in this town?? This is such a cute outfit too! I love the shorts, vintage shoes, and earrings. Adorable.

    Go Dawgs!

  13. 13
    September 14th, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    It’s a cute outfit, but that “vintage Dooney” is an APALLING fake. Never mind, as another poster said, she’s got the right idea. Love the shorts.

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