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Looks on Campus: Fran – BYU


Rainy weather often puts a damper (no pun intended) on the fun, breezy styles of late summer. However, it can also make way for some great accessories. Coming down the campus stairs, Fran immediately caught my attention with her bright umbrella. Against the misty backdrop of a light drizzle, Fran’s entire outfit really popped; even in stormy weather, she managed to look perfectly polished.

Fran 101

College student street style at BYU

Name: Fran

Year: Junior

School: Brigham Young University

Major: Communications with an emphasis in Journalism

Hometown: Washington, D.C.

Let’s Talk Fashion

Why do you dress up? “[You never know what might happen during your day, so] you always want to be dressed for every opportunity. I never want to feel underdressed. I want to meet whatever occasion presents itself.”

Where do you like to shop? “Nordstrom Rack, Zara, Mango, Steve Madden for shoes. I find the nicest things on sale on the Urban Outfitters website.”

How would you describe your style? “Urban chic.”

What fashion advice would you give to other students looking to improve their style? “Once in a while, try to find a piece you wouldn’t normally wear. Be a little adventurous when you shop.”

What are your favorite trends right now? “I’m really into ankle boots. They’re fun and they’re comfortable enough to wear all day. I also love metallics, specifically rose gold – it’s very feminine. And I love wide-brimmed hats and cowl neck tops.”

Do you have any favorite fashion designers? “If I had the money, I’d say Chanel. I also love Rebecca Minkoff: I have a laptop case and a cross body bag from her. She’s very modern, but [her pieces are] functional. And Tory Burch: I have this beautiful quilted jacket from her line.”

What do you do for fun? “I’m very studious, so I definitely indulge when I’m not occupied with academics. I love to pamper myself. I will waste my life savings on eyelash extensions! The hair salon is my best friend.”

If you could raid anyone’s closet, who would it be and why? Blair from Gossip Girl! Blair is very polished and feminine. She just looks so fabulous. She wears those outfits, they don’t wear her. It’s the whole package: from her hair, to her makeup, to the way she cares herself– to me, that is style.”

Elements of Fran’s Outfit

1. Rose Gold Bag


Fran mentioned that she loves metallic pieces, specifically rose gold, and this purse is proof. It manages to be on-trend while still looking unique and different. Popping against her navy blazer, Fran’s purse really takes her outfit to the next level, while also remaining functional enough for everyday academic needs.

2. Leopard Booties


The low heels of Fran’s booties make them comfortable enough for long treks across campus, but they’re also a literal step up from the everyday ballet flats we all see everywhere. The fierce leopard pattern matches Fran’s vivacious personality, and truly goes with everything. (Remember what we always say: Leopard is a neutral!)

3. Poppy Print Umbrella


Umbrellas are non-negotiable on rainy days, and can be a great way to “wear” color during stormy weather. Fran’s pretty red umbrella stands out, bringing a little bit of sunshine to a gloomy day.

Your Thoughts?

What do you think of Fran’s look? What kind of ankle boots are in your closet? What color is your umbrella? What is your favorite part of Fran’s outfit? Let us know with a comment!

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19 Responses to “Looks on Campus: Fran – BYU”

  1. 1
    September 15th, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    I’m a BYU student myself! I didn’t know that College Fashion had a Looks on Campus writer. That is so exciting. This girl’s style is wonderful! Love this post.

  2. 2
    September 15th, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Omg..I want her umbrella!! Any idea where she got it from?

  3. 3
    September 15th, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    I love her! I like how she has a basic outfit but makes it her own…this is exactly my style(: love the boots! She seems so down to earth&genuine(:

  4. 4
    September 15th, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    I like it when people realize that even with as little as an umbrella you can really underline your style.
    In Tokyo people usually all have transparent umbrellas in order to not hinder the other people from seeing everything,eventhough you might be walking in a huge crowd. But transparent umbrellas are not very pretty and not very cheerful.
    Great pick, girl!°

  5. 5
    September 15th, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    i like her outfit, but i feel like she needs a statement necklace, because her upper half just seems way too bare.

  6. 6
    September 15th, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Love it! I just wish these Looks on Campus mentioned where they got their clothes! I want to know where she got that bag! <3

  7. 7
    September 15th, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Love her outfit! It’s very straightforward and feminine at the same time. I agree with Jessica above though, a statement necklace could really bring the whole look together.

  8. 8
    September 15th, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Yup. I’m going to go ahead and say that this is definitely my favorite “Looks on Campus”. Beautiful!

  9. 9
    September 15th, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    soooo cute!!

  10. 10
    September 15th, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    My favorite look on campus so far! Go BYU!

  11. 11
    September 15th, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    I love the outfits you guy put on here! I read the website like almost everyday!

    I would love to see some from my school Virginia State University, the best HBCU out there!

  12. 12
    September 15th, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Simple but cute – love it

  13. 13
    September 15th, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Simple-but effective ;)

    LOVE this ^_^

  14. 14
    September 15th, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    She looks fantastic! One of the best looks on campus I’ve seen.

  15. 15
    September 16th, 2012 at 3:45 am

    So cute! Love all the details! :)

  16. 16
    September 16th, 2012 at 9:43 am

    As Jessica said,she could use a necklace.

  17. 17
    September 16th, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    Love the metallic bag! Anyone know where it is from?

  18. 18
    September 17th, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Michelle and Kendall – the bag looks like a Rebecca Minkoff. Possibly the MAC iPad case

    I agree with everyone else who has asked that these posts include where the pieces are from! It’s so frustrating to have to hunt it down, or find something similar on my own!

  19. 19
    May 11th, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    She looks great. An outfit I would still wear to an event at my HBCU events and just on an everyday basis.

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