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Looks on Campus: Becky – Hendrix College

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Midterms and wacky fall weather can make even the most polished of students want to throw on the first thing they find in the morning. So when I spotted Becky looking chic during midterms week, I knew I had to snap her picture.

You wouldn’t know it from her impeccable American accent, but Becky calls Italy home. Her classic yet edgy look is perfect for fall and oh-so European chic. I now introduce you to the friendly fashionista, Becky!

Becky 101

Hendrix college street style

Name: Becky

School: Hendrix College

Hometown: Turin, Italy

Major: English

Hobbies and Interests: Baking, reading, music, watching movies

Year: Sophomore, Class of 2015

Let’s Talk Fashion

Why did you choose this particular outfit? “It’s really comfy but edgy at the same time, and it’s an outfit that doesn’t take a lot of effort but looks nice.”

Who or what inspires your style? “I don’t take inspiration from one particular person. I usually pick up on ideas by watching TV and movies and by looking at what other people are wearing. And I also look to my best friends’ styles. They’re sort of indie, and I’ve noticed that I’ve kind of adopted some of their style. I try to incorporate new things into my style – like blending Italian chic with a US indie rock look.”

If you could switch wardrobes with someone, who would it be and why? “Probably Taylor Swift because I love her country-ness even though I don’t think I could pull it off. Or maybe Miley Cyrus – I love her edgy look.”

Where do you like to shop? “I really like Zara and H&M. H&M is my favorite even though there aren’t very many of them in this area. I also like TJ Maxx, thrift stores, and Forever 21.”

If you had to pick a favorite item of clothing, what would it be? “I definitely love my boots and scarves. I don’t think I could choose between the two. I wear my black boots pretty much every day— even in the summer. A lot of Italians wear the summer boots look.”

Do you think your style has changed since coming to the States for school? “I was exposed [to US style] throughout childhood because I would spend every summer in California, but I can definitely see differences between the way people dress here and in Italy. In Italy, casual clothes are elegant, and here, casual clothes are sweatpants and an oversized shirt. Here, people seem to be either super casual or to put lots of effort into their look. I’ve started to dress a bit more casually [since I came to Hendrix]. A while ago, I wore sweat pants on a plane ride, and my sister made fun of me. She said I looked super American.”

Elements of Becky’s Outfit

1. Tailored Blazer and Simple Jewelry

Becky Blazer Necklace

Becky transforms her basic jeans and striped shirt into a chic ensemble with the help of a polished black blazer and silver jewelry. Her adorable silver pocket-watch necklace is a fabulous find from Etsy.

2. Classic Makeup

Becky Makeup

Classic red lips and dark, winged liner are always in style, and the look is especially hot for fall. As Becky proves, a swipe of bright lipstick can add sass to even the most neutral-colored outfit.

3. Metallic Nails

Becky Nails

Becky’s metallic nails are the prefect complement to her sleek ensemble. Bold metallic polish is perfect for the season and adds a touch of glam to regular school day outfits.

4. Edgy Boots

Becky Boots

Becky’s black boots (from Target!) are both edgy and practical. As Becky told me, she gets a lot of wear out of them, and it’s easy to understand why: Edgy boots look just as great with a girly dress or skirt as they do with a trusty pair of jeans. In addition, a flat boot like Becky’s ensures comfort when running between classes.

Your Thoughts?

What do you think of Becky’s look? How to you switch up your makeup on a daily basis? Have you shopped on Etsy before? Have you added combat boots to your closet yet? Let us know with a comment!

Posted on on November 17, 2012 / Filed Under: Looks on Campus / Tags: , , , , , , ,

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12 Responses to “Looks on Campus: Becky – Hendrix College”

  1. 1
    November 17th, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    Two good Looks on Campus in a row? It’s a bleeding miracle!
    I’m lovin’ the look. She is rocking that hair.

  2. 2
    November 17th, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Love her outfit!! It is definitely something I would wear :)

  3. 3
    November 17th, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    I love her look but I wouldn’t describe it as “edgy”.Is it kind of special and unique for Americans?In Europe this outfit is something you will see every single day in at least two girls.

  4. 4
    November 17th, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    i love the outfit but i wouldn’t call it edgy though

  5. 5
    November 17th, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Not bad! I think i would pair it with darker blue jeans though, just a thought. and I feel the red lipstick is a little much for the outfit… overall cute though! Her hair is pretty!

  6. 6
    November 17th, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    it’s cute, but i don’t see anything special about it.

  7. 7
    November 17th, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    very well put together, but not “edgy” (which is good), perfect for looking professional on campus

  8. 8
    November 18th, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Very simple, cute and classic :)

  9. 9
    November 18th, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Very cute! :) Love her style! Would definitely wear that outfit :)

  10. 10
    November 19th, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Cute outfit, but living in the UK we see these outfits day in and day out. It’s dated and “out of fashion” here already.

  11. 11
    November 20th, 2012 at 12:29 am

    I can’t handle how many times the word “edgy” was used to incorrectly describe this outfit.

  12. 12
    November 29th, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Hey y’all, just want to let you know that I loved this girl’s necklace so I looked up pocketwatch necklaces on Etsy and found this store: http://www.etsy.com/shop/NineMuseJewelry I bought two of her pocketwatch necklaces. I’m not her, I swear, haha. Just passing on the good word because the price point is amazing as well, and I really love these original pieces.

    I bought this one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/115711673/bird-nest-charm-necklace-with-pocket

    And one similar to this one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/112815566/antique-brass-glass-pocketwatch-necklace (the one I bought appears to be sold out).

    OK, PSA over, happy shopping!

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