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Looks on Campus: Jacqui – Mount Holyoke College


I was eating in the dining hall when Jacqui walked in. Her outfit immediately caught my eye – I wished that I had been wearing it myself! After accosting her while she made some tea, I learned all about Jacqui’s classic sense of style.

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College style at Mount Holyoke

Name: Jacqui

College: Mount Holyoke

Year: 2016

Major: Undecided but possibly math and music

Hobbies/Interests: “I play violin and viola!”

Let’s Talk Fashion

How would you describe your style? “I guess mostly I like classic items. If I’m going to spend the money, I’d rather buy timeless pieces. I don’t want to waste money on things that’ll go out of style in a week!”

Where do you like to shop? “Lately I’ve been really into J.Crew and Gap. Also, Madewell. I really like them right now!”

If you could raid any celebrity’s closet, whose would it be and why? “I would say people with classic styles like Kate Middleton or Emma Watson. I like their styles since I’m not really into trendy clothing.”

What are your favorite trends right now? “Fall colors, scarves, boots, light jackets, just things that remind you of fall and give you that fall feeling. I can’t wait for winter and wool sweaters, though!”

How did you choose this particular outfit? “Completely by accident! I put the dress on and decided I didn’t like it, so I was just going to change into this sweater and a pair of jeans, but when I threw on the sweater, I realized it looked cute with the dress!”

Do you like to follow the trends? “I don’t really consider myself a trendy person. I don’t want to possibly embarrass myself by wearing something totally out there, so I usually stick with simpler pieces that I know I love.”

Elements of Jacqui’s Outfit

1. Worn-in Oxfords and Opaque Tights


Jacqui’s worn in oxfords with tights are the perfect choice for a crisp fall day. Oxfords are such a great staple in fall wardrobes. The tights are also perfect for keeping you warm during the occasional fall breeze but cool enough for walking in the sun.

2. Pull-Over Sweater


I really loved Jacqui’s choice of a pullover sweater over a dress: It’s the perfect way to transition your summer dresses into fall! She paired her basic, cozy sweater with a cute necklace that has both a compass and butterfly charms – pretty adorable, right?

Your Thoughts?

What do you think of Jacqui’s look? Do you ever pair a pull-over sweater with a dress? What are you wearing for shoes this fall? Have you worn tights yet? Let us know with a comment!

Posted on on October 3, 2012 / Filed Under: Looks on Campus / Tags: , , , , , , ,

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15 Responses to “Looks on Campus: Jacqui – Mount Holyoke College”

  1. 1
    October 3rd, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    I like her sweater

  2. 2
    October 3rd, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    I absolutely love that look. I wear it a lot on chilly summer days

  3. 3
    October 3rd, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    SO cute. I love how its a very quiet and discrete style, yet so elegant.
    Absolutely lovely.

  4. 4
    October 3rd, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    She’s so pretty! I love this look. I love the sweater, skirt, and oxfords combo.

  5. 5
    October 3rd, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    darling! I love it :)

  6. 6
    October 3rd, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    I adore Jacqui’s look it’s so simple and chic. I like the neutral colours and the jumper dress combo which I wear a lot my self just because it’s more comfortable sometimes than wearing jeans. I love brogues can make any outfit instantly cute and love the light tan pair she has! A x

  7. 7
    October 3rd, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    I need this outfit-now! XD

    Aha, thanks CF! <3

  8. 8
    October 4th, 2012 at 12:16 am

    I am absolutely IN LOVE with this outfit! It’s one of my favorite Looks On Campus yet! It’s lovely, and also easy to get inspired by!

  9. 9
    October 4th, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Okay thanks to this post, today I am wearing a dress with a cream sweater over it, and some oxfords c:

  10. 10
    October 4th, 2012 at 11:20 am

    great outfit!

  11. 11
    October 5th, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    I love this outfit!!

  12. 12
    October 5th, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    I LOVE this style!!! This is my favorite “Looks on campus” post so far!!

  13. 13
    October 12th, 2012 at 3:40 am

    I’m so, so pleased to see someone else who doesn’t really follow trends! Seriously one of the best Looks on Campus yet!

  14. 14
    November 19th, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    I loved reading your blog about fashion trends at MHC. I wrote fashion news for the paper back in the early ’80s. A different time, but just as fun! You’d be amazed how similar (and great) things still look on campus!

  15. 15
    November 25th, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    I agree with the above posts–this is one of the best Looks On Campus yet. She has a real knack for looking so casual and low-key, yet perfectly put-together. Her look is very sweet and geek chic, with a retro edge–perfect for a math and music major at Mt. Holyoke! I adore the vintage-looking oxfords! And I’m amazed at how well she pairs the opaque tights with the dress and shoes. I’ve always had a hard time finding the right tights to go with a skirt and shoes.

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