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Looks on Campus: Ella – Mount Holyoke


Ella lives in my dorm and whenever I see her, she always looks awesome! On this particular evening, I spotted her rocking sparkly tights, fiery red cowboy boots, and a unique necklace. I soon found out that her necklace is vintage from her grandma and her style is anything but ordinary.

Ella 101

Mount Holyoke style

Name: Ella

Class Year: 2016

Major: Undecided

Hometown: Manhattan

Hobbies/Interests: “I sing a lot. I’m in the Vocal Jazz group and I’m on the diving team. I also play guitar and piano.”

Let’s Talk Fashion

How would you describe your personal style? “Spunky, urban, and eclectic. I try to be bold and innovative with my style. It’s boring when people repeat other people’s styles. I like to bring different elements into my outfit.”

Where do you like to shop? “I wish I could shop on Prince Street in NYC! I mostly shop in the backstreets of Soho where there are private designers and boutiques because you can search through them and find stuff that isn’t so ‘commercial.’ It’s like a little treasure hunt!”

What are your favorite trends right now? “I love patterned tights! I also love boots and any statement shoe!”

If you could raid any celebrity’s closet, who would it be and why? “I’d have to say Heidi Klum. I love her! She’s always wearing something fabulous and I feel like it’s so hard to define her style that I would love to look through her closet and see everything she has.”

Who are your favorite fashion designers?Alexander McQueen and Betsey Johnson. They are both very bold and unique!”

What advice would you give to other students looking to improve their style? “Of course it’s always good to look at other people’s personal styles! Also, when you’re shopping don’t look at what’s in the windows or on the mannequins, find interesting items that you like that maybe aren’t the latest trends.”

Elements of Ella’s Outfit

1. Sparkly Tights with Statement Boots

Red cowboy boots

Ella started with a simple outfit of a blazer and body-con skirt, but instead of regular black tights, she wore shimmery tights which added a fun touch to her outfit. Ella also rocked a pair of worn-in red cowboy boots that her friend didn’t want anymore (although I don’t know how you could get rid of these). These boots show off Ella’s funky style and add a bold pop of color to her look.

2. Vintage Necklace and Studded Belt

Vintage necklace

Ella’s necklace was inherited from her grandma and looks handmade. This one-of-a-kind piece is interesting and eye-catching. Ella said that every time she wears it, she gets compliments and questions about where it’s from. Ella was also wearing a dark blue belt with studs to add extra interest and sparkle to her look.

Your Thoughts?

What do you think of Ella’s look? Do you own a pair of cowboy boots? How do you incorporate family heirlooms into your style? Let us know with a comment!

Posted on on November 24, 2012 / Filed Under: Looks on Campus / Tags: , , , , ,

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9 Responses to “Looks on Campus: Ella – Mount Holyoke”

  1. 1
    November 24th, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    I LOVE the necklace, very steampunk. The belt is super cute too. I don’t know if I would wear those boots, but good for her for having the confidence to rock them.

  2. 2
    November 24th, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    The boots remind me of “Wonder Boys”.

  3. 3
    November 24th, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Love it when someone looks really different and individual! Really nice outfit! and the boots remind me of Ted’s from How I Met Your Mother!

  4. 4
    November 25th, 2012 at 6:49 am

    Her style looks bold and chic. All the pieces just come together so well that I can’t decide which is the most awesome. I adore her necklace and belt, they sparkle and shine just like her!

  5. 5
    November 25th, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    this would be great without the black blazer over the navy skirt, and just the cream shirt on top. love the primary color accessories/shoes

  6. 6
    November 25th, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    All I can think of when I see this outfit is Ted from How I Met Your Mother, as someone else has said.

  7. 7
    November 25th, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Love the necklace! :)

  8. 8
    November 25th, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Love the whole look. Very edgy and chic. I adore the sparkly tights and the mini. The boots look like the focal point of the outfit. I keep kicking myself for not buying a pair of bold teal or gold cowboy boots from a Goodwill in LA!

  9. 9
    November 25th, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    The first thing I thought when I saw this was Ted Mosby saying “Pulling. It. Off.” and then I saw a couple other people thought of him, too

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