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Looks on Campus: Audrey – Point Park University

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This week, my photography class took a trip to Pittsburgh’s Strip District – an open-air, public market not far from campus. In the midst of bright floral bouquets, fresh produce and colorful handmade wares, Audrey‘s vibrant outfit seemed just as cheerful. Her style struck me as genuine and simple, yet effortlessly captivating and I hope you agree!

Audrey 101

Point Park University style - Green high-waisted shorts, coral sweater, red belt, gold accents

Name: Audrey

School: Point Park University

Year: Junior

Major: Journalism and Dance

Hometown: Traverse City, Michigan

Favorite hobbies and interests? “There’s always a book within reach, or a crossword puzzle. I’ve gotten into this new habit of seeing a piece of clothing I really like, sketching it out and sewing it. I’ve always loved sewing, but I had never actually designed anything.”

Let’s Talk Fashion

Describe your personal style: “Motivated by the weather and my mood. I’m all about being comfortable throughout the day. The first thing I do every morning is hit snooze, but then I check the weather to see if it’s a shorts or pants day. I definitely have go-to pieces, like leather cuffs made out of my Papa’s old belts and my watch.”

Favorite places to shop? “Thrift stores in Florida; I love older pieces of clothing that have seen more than just my own life. There are so many of them in Florida and they have the best things. I bought this navy plaid blazer at a Florida thrift store for $1 last spring break and it’s one of my favorite things.”

Who or what inspires you to wear what you do? “I have this gorgeous picture of my grandma at age 15 next to my bed. It’s so simple, but there’s just something about her that captures you. I look at it and think, ‘When do I get to be that captivating?’ She’s a professional seamstress and she taught my mom how to sew, and my mom taught me. My inspiration comes from them. They remind me to be myself, always.”

Why did you choose this particular outfit?
 “It’s all that I could think of to go with orange lipstick. When did I get brave enough to wear orange on my lips? Also, the J.Crew March 2012 catalog is partially to blame. But I made these shorts last summer and have been longing to wear them ever since.”

What are your favorite trends right now? “For hair, the return of the middle part. Remember when people called it ‘curtains?’ I also love high-waisted everything: pants, shorts, skirts, all of it. And mixing prints. It’s fun.”

What would you say is a wardrobe essential, something everyone should have in their closets? “An over-sized crew-neck sweater (say, for instance, one that used to belong to your father) and a pair of chinos.”

What fashion advice would you give to students trying to develop their own look? “There is so much out there in the fashion world right now, but don’t get overwhelmed. As long as you do you and stay true to that, you can’t go wrong.”

Element’s of Audrey’s Outfit

1. Bold Color Combo 

Audrey_belt

I be just a little obsessed with Audrey’s love triangle of seafoam green, coral and red orange. I think solid color blocking in threes can work with practically any combination, so don’t be afraid to mix it up. And Audrey’s outfit is such a great formula for trying out the trend: her contrasting top and bottom look great with coordinated extras, like her belt, nails and lipstick.

2. DIY High-Waisted Shorts

Audrey_shorts

You know an outfit is special when you catch yourself thinking, “I’ve never seen anything like that before!” – which is what my mind blurted out when I first saw Audrey’s standout high-waisted shorts. And really, I haven’t. Because she made them.

3. Cable-Knit Sweater

Audrey_sweater

I love that Audrey wasn’t afraid to rock a sweater on a 70-degree, sunny day. Even though it may seem like as big a part of the “spring has sprung” ritual as taking your homework outside, don’t condemn your usually-only-winter wears to the back of the drawer. As Audrey proves, you can still make them work, no matter the weather.

4. Casual Wedges 

Audrey_wedges

I love how Audrey’s strappy espadrille wedges tie together all of her outfit’s gold accents and add just enough extra shine. In addition, metallic wedges like hers work with just about any outfit – talk about wardrobe versatility!

What do you think?

Do you love Audrey’s style as much as we do? Have you ever tried your hand at sewing or designing your own clothes? What are your favorite color combos this spring? Share your style stories or suggestions in a comment!

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51 Responses to “Looks on Campus: Audrey – Point Park University”

  1. 1
    April 11th, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Hello there, girl after my own heart! Were we separated at birth or something? I adore Audrey’s outfit (coral+green is my favorite combination right now) and also obsess over thrifting, J. Crew catalog lipstick, sewing pieces from street style inspiration, and high waisted everything. I’m going to stop raving now..

    tl;dr Love, love, love!

  2. 2
    April 11th, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    she is absolutely beautiful and I love this whole outfit, and her whole style vibe. Great post, Audrey you are fabulous!

  3. 3
    April 11th, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Love the seafoam green of her shorts! Jaw dropped when I read she MADE them! I mean hello plz??!! She is such a doll! Keep on being ‘true to you’ Audrey! :)

  4. 4
    April 11th, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    This outfit is so cute!! love the red belt and the blue is so pretty!!! AHAHA curtain hair…

  5. 5
    April 11th, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Audrey’s gorgeous! And this is such an unexpected color combo, but it’s perfect for spring! Love it all and I’m obsessed with her belt!

  6. 6
    April 11th, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    This Is THe First Look On Campus I Absolutely LOVE!!!!

  7. 7
    April 11th, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    what a classy girl ! =) I can’t decide which one I like better-her outfit or her answers!

  8. 8
    April 11th, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Gosh, I cannot get over how gorgeous this outfit is! This is the epitome of my spring style and I am so jealous I couldn’t come up with a better color combination!

  9. 9
    April 11th, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    I am IN LOVE with this outfit! seriously, it’s the best I have seen in weeks and there’s simply nothing about it that I don’t love!
    also, I’m really jealous of her gorgeous hair ;)

  10. 10
    April 11th, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Love those colors together! I’m so surprised she made those shorts herself. She is stunning!

  11. 11
    April 11th, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    this is so gorgeous! I love the shorts so much, especially how they’re so flowy that they look like a skirt.

  12. 12
    April 11th, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Love! Oh my gosh, its so pretty and fresh and well put-together!!!!

  13. 13
    April 11th, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    I love it! It reminds me of Alison Brie’s character on Community.

  14. 14
    April 11th, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Looove it!! So elegant and pretty and fresh!

  15. 15
    April 11th, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Gotta love that color combo.

  16. 16
    April 11th, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    This HAS to be my absolutely favourite “Looks on Campus” post. This girl definitely has some real style. Straight out of a J. Crew ad!

  17. 17
    April 11th, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Love her outfit! That color combination is amazing! And I can’t believe those shorts are DIY, great post! :)

  18. 18
    April 11th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    This is the first Looks on Campus that I really liked. I love every aspect about her outfit, and the bit about her grandmother was so sweet.

  19. 19
    April 11th, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    This is the best “Looks on Campus” look I’ve seen to date. I ripped a few pages out of the J.Crew March 2012 catalog for inspiration!

  20. 20
    April 11th, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    One of the best looks on campus, in my opinion !

  21. 21
    April 11th, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    So gorgeous!

  22. 22
    April 11th, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    Gorgeous on the outside but even move beautiful on the inside.
    We love our girl no matter what she wears!!!

  23. 23
    April 12th, 2012 at 12:02 am

    Ms Hepburn would be so proud and slightly jealous….

  24. 24
    April 12th, 2012 at 12:31 am

    cute girl, cute outfit. i like!

  25. 25
    April 12th, 2012 at 12:37 am

    Sweetheart, you’re already “that captivating”! Absolutely stunning; I’ll go along with everyone else by saying that this is easily one of my favorite Looks on Campus ever.

  26. 26
    April 12th, 2012 at 1:24 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE ! My fave ‘ On Campus Look’ so far !

    Such a classy yet cute outfit for spring ! Those DIY shorts are fantastic !

    She looks very beautiful !

    Keep on staying true to yourself Audrey !

  27. 27
    April 12th, 2012 at 1:30 am

    So cute! I have to know how she make her shorts ADORABLE!

  28. 28
    April 12th, 2012 at 8:09 am

    Audrey’s cuteness and savvy style go way back (I’ve known her for 9 1/2 years)!! Her originality and talents never cease to amaze me. This is a perfect example of her creativity and she is adorable as usual! I can hardly wait to see where she lands once school is done. GREAT ARTICLE on a GREAT young woman!!

  29. 29
    April 12th, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Dear god, she is so gorgeous and put together! I’m insanely jealous.

  30. 30
    April 12th, 2012 at 11:09 am

    One of the better Looks on Campus posts so far!

  31. 31
    April 12th, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Her shorts are AMAZING

  32. 32
    April 12th, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    coral is all the rage now.. and she’s gorgeous! good job Audrey! Absolutely adore the outfit and your attitude on the pics!

  33. 33
    April 12th, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    oh and the lip color… amazing!

  34. 34
    April 12th, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    She’s a very pretty girl and I love her clothes! The colours match perfectly and she keeps it elegant, yet comfortable.

  35. 35
    April 12th, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Far and away the best “Looks on Campus” installment yet. Love her radiant personality in her answers and hr style, and kudos on setting off her delicate, paler skin with that sumptuously lovely lipcolour. I’d like to know her!

  36. 36
    April 12th, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    This may be my favorite Look on Campus in the history of CF. What an inspiration this chick is! This entire ensemble and her glowing personality that shows through her writing is simply stunning. You go, Audrey!

  37. 37
    April 13th, 2012 at 3:15 am

    Wow – this look is amazing! (Amazing that it drew me out of lurkerdom haha) She looks gorgeous and well put – definitely agree with previous commentators who said that she looks like she stepped out of an ad.

  38. 38
    April 13th, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    favorite look on campus in ages

  39. 39
    April 13th, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    now that’s a lovely outfit! Most of the Looks on Campus don’t impress me, but this has got to be the one of the best I’ve seen on the site.

  40. 40
    April 13th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    My absolute favorite LOC ever, ohmygosh. Beautiful outfit, beautiful girl.

  41. 41
    April 13th, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Awesome outfit, the colors go great together. And she’s gorgeous!

  42. 42
    April 15th, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!! And she studies journalism, just like me :-D… I love it all, maybe except for the shoes but everything else is just stunning!!

  43. 43
    April 16th, 2012 at 10:07 am

    I LOVE this!

  44. 44
    April 16th, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    I go to Point Park University! I almost died when I saw this!!!! <3 <3 <3 Point Park is like a fashion show everyday! Everyone is so chic!

  45. 45
    April 18th, 2012 at 2:12 am

    Your namesake would be so proud :’)

  46. 46
    April 19th, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    Those shorts (I thought they were a skirt) are awesome, and I love that she sews her own clothes! She has a really beautiful, classic makeup look too. Rock on!

  47. 47
    April 20th, 2012 at 12:35 am

    I love bright color combinations. Other combos I really like right now are pink & green and blue & yellow. I try to look to colors in nature that look good together for inspiration. Also, if Audrey likes thrifting she really needs to check out the suburbs of Pittsburgh. AND more importantly the smaller towns in Ohio and West Virginia. The church thrift stores in that area seriously have some of the best stuff I have ever found thrifting and it’s priced amazingly low.

  48. 48
    April 26th, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    so classic, so stunning- conservative and demure, but bold, strong and sexy. she seems quite the sweetheart; i wish i had that ability to rock simple, vintage-inspired pieces without looking awkward.

  49. 49
    May 6th, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    I love your outfit! Super chic!

  50. 50
    August 8th, 2012 at 1:38 am

    Love the color contrast with the shorts and sweater. I’m not the type for reptile patterns but wow she uses it well.

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