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Looks on Campus: Lauren – Texas A&M University


On a dreary February day, I found Lauren flaunting a polka dot dress to beat the winter blues, and I later discovered that she’s a College Fashion reader! Classy yet cute, she was definitely eye-catchingly adorable on a Valentine’s Day filled with clouds and rain.

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Texas A&M University student fashion - polka dot dress, pink cardigan, oxfords

Name: Lauren

College: Texas A&M University

Year: Class of 2015

Major: English with Math Minor (she wants to teach high school!)

Let’s Talk Fashion

What are you wearing? “This dress is from Target and I actually first saw it featured on in red! That last Fabulous Find of the Week article was where I pulled inspiration from today! When I saw the dress in the store, I found it in black and white and I absolutely had to have it. I have an unhealthy obsession with polka-dots. I’m also wearing a ballet-pink sweater from Old Navy that I think I stole from my sister, rings from Charlotte Russe, this old bangle of mine, and super comfortable black oxford heels.”

How would you describe your style? “I have a very girly style. I wear heels nearly every day, and I love polka dots, lace, floral prints, and full skirts. Vintage fashions and silhouettes are my absolute favorite, so I take it as a compliment when people say I dress like my grandmother!”

Any favorite trends? “I’m very into color blocking right now, as well as that shade of Yves Klein blue (a cobalt blue) I saw featured in New York Fashion Week, and I also love statement necklaces.”

Where do you get your inspiration from? “Well, my style is very ‘50s. I love flared skirts and patterns, so I pull a lot of inspiration from Lucille Ball and her show, I Love Lucy. I also love Blair Waldorf and Kate Middleton (I would kill for their closets!), and the show What Not To Wear.”

What are your favorite pieces? “I actually just ordered a pair of lace-up pumps from the Prabal Gurung for Target collection. They’re statement-making, but girly, and I love the floral fabric around the ankles.”

Elements of Lauren’s Outfit

1. The Patterned Dress

Polka dot dress and pink cardigan

Though she keeps it simple, Lauren stays true to her girly style with her polka-dot dress and waist-cinching belt. Her sweet black and white dress is not only super-trendy for spring, but it shows off her amazing curves while looking very retro-fabulous. Lucille Ball would approve!

2. Mint Green Nails & Simple Accessories

College trend: mint nails

Wearing only small rings and simple earrings, Lauren allows her dress to remain in the spotlight. Still, her charming accessories – and adorable mint green nails – add a bit of subtle pop to her outfit.

3. Black Oxford Heels

College shoe trend: Black oxford heels

Lauren said she loves wearing heels to class, and what better way to do that than with a pair of comfy-cute oxford heels? With their short, stacked, heel, they give a little boost of height but remain comfy and wearable all day long.

What do you think?

What do you think of Lauren’s take on CF’s Fabulous Find? Do you love her girly style as much as we do? Oxford heels – do you like them or prefer oxford flats? Let us know with a comment!

Posted on on March 2, 2013 / Filed Under: Looks on Campus / Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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13 Responses to “Looks on Campus: Lauren – Texas A&M University”

  1. 1
    March 2nd, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    Where did she get those Oxford heels? I love them!

  2. 2
    March 2nd, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Um, adorable!!!! One of my favorite looks on campus… the shoe!

  3. 3
    March 2nd, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Adorable! Love the thumb ring.

  4. 4
    March 2nd, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    gorgeous!! yowza!!

  5. 5
    March 2nd, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    i love that dress!

  6. 6
    March 2nd, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    Beautiful! Wish it was hot enough to wear something like that in NYC!

  7. 7
    March 2nd, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    I probably would have paired this with a top-knot but it’s a lovely look! Great find.

  8. 8
    March 3rd, 2013 at 10:38 am

    Those Oxfords are from Payless!! I have the same pair and they are so comfortable =]

  9. 9
    March 3rd, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    Great look! I’d only add that, proportionally speaking, fewer and larger accessories, whether in black or as a pop of color, would improve the outfit (say, a chunky bracelet or ring). Because she has a larger polka-dot scheme, thicker heels, and a medium/large bag, the jewelry seems smaller. As a result, her hands look larger than they actually are (the jewelry is practically lost in the full-body shot).

    I really do like the outfit, though!

  10. 10
    March 3rd, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    ?wesome outfit!

  11. 11
    March 3rd, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Adorable outfit! Definitely looks like something I would wear (although I am more of a 60s than a 50s person style-wise)

  12. 12
    March 3rd, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    What a great look! I actually like the retro jewelry. Only the shoes look like they cut the legs short at the ankles, flesh-colored pumps would really lengthen the legs here.

  13. 13
    March 4th, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    This is adorable and perfect for any body shape! bravo.

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