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Looks on Campus: Lexi – Northern Arizona University


Lexi‘s style is a breath of fresh air compared to the crowds full of girls wearing shorts with UGG boots here at NAU. On such a small campus, it can be hard to come by someone who has strong personal fashion sense. But Lexi caught my eye because she incorporated vintage and quirky elements into her outfit without looking like she was trying too hard. Not only is she as cute as a button, but, as I learned when I interviewed her, she’s also incredibly sweet!

Read on to learn more about Lexi’s boho-chic sense of style!

Lexi 101

College fashionista from Northern Arizona University


School: Northern Arizona University

Class Standing: Sophomore

Hometown: Mesa, AZ

Major: International Affairs and Foreign Languages

Hobbies/Interests: “I like being crafty and making things – I made a beanie recently. I also have a pattern for a poncho and I think it would be awesome to make one. In my apartment, half of my closet is filled with craft materials. I like being outside and hiking, too.”

Let’s Talk Fashion

Who or what inspires your style? “I’m really hung up on the 1970s – I love the music. My jacket is from that era and I wear it all the time.”

Where do you like to shop? “Import stores, thrift shops, and old antique shops – they have clothes like nowhere else. You can find pieces no one else has.”

How would you describe your style? “I would say my style is ‘world-traveler’ – I love to travel. I have a lot of Asian-inspired clothing. I also collect pins from different antique stores – I really like old political pins. And for the most part, I always try to add a splash of color.”

Why did you choose this particular outfit? “I feel like this is my ‘go-to’ comfy outfit. It’s put-together but not too flashy, and it’s super comfortable.”

What fashion advice would you give to other students looking to improve their style? “You just have to find what you like and go with it. Go with whatever feels good to you and know what you’re comfortable in. You can’t necessarily judge people by what they wear, but you can get a sense of a person through their sense of style.”

What are your favorite trends right now? “I like the boot trend, it seems like a lot of people are wearing boots now. The color tan is popular too, which I like.”

If you could raid anyone’s closet, who would it be and why? “My mom has a bunch of old clothes from when she was in high school in the ’70s. I love wearing that sort of stuff.”

Elements of Lexi’s Outfit

1.  Bright accessories

Northern Arizona University fashion - hat and headphones

Lexi’s teal hat and brightly-colored headphones add an unexpected pop of color to her neutral outfit, giving it a really cool vibe. The hat makes a great alternative to beanies or hoods in cold weather, and her headphones are just plain awesome!

2. Statement Pins

Fashion at Northern Arizona University

With her love of pins, Lexi gives her outfit a quirky touch by adding various ones to her jacket that she has found at antique stores. I love her Frida Kahlo and Wendell Willkie pins – they make for one-of-a-kind accessories!

3. Cultural Jewelry

Lexi's necklace

I love how Lexi incorporated pieces from various cultures into her outfit. This necklace not only adds to the ’70s vibe of her look, but it also contrasts nicely with the bright colors of her hat and headphones.

4.  Canvas Sneakers

Lexi's Shoes

Lexi’s rugged and worn canvas sneakers add a laid-back feel to her outfit and make it all seems effortless. Plus, I love how the shoelaces unintentionally match her jacket!

Share Your Thoughts!

What do you think about Lexi style? Do you collect pins, too? What about the world-traveler vibe – do you like to channel that look in your ensembles? Do you wear vintage accessories? Are you inspired by the ’70s? Share your thoughts with a comment!

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14 Responses to “Looks on Campus: Lexi – Northern Arizona University”

  1. 1
    February 12th, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    She looks so positive and fun! Love the effortless feel of her look!

  2. 2
    February 12th, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    This is not fashion. She doesn’t look bad (with the exception of those truly past their prime sneakers and cardigan) but this isn’t really anything worth promoting on a website.

  3. 3
    February 12th, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    tbf, fashion isn’t always about being unique and standing out, its more to do with style- so that’s why i love this post, because it really expresses her personaily well! :)

  4. 4
    February 12th, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    WHOO NAU! :D
    Arizona native; had to say “Represent!”
    I love her style though; so cute!

  5. 5
    February 12th, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    Yayyaaayy fellow Lumberjack hereeeee

    Adore Lexi’s necklace and sneakers! :)

  6. 6
    February 12th, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    Love the layers! and the color of the hat is so cute for spring. j’adore.

  7. 7
    February 12th, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Not really a fan. I feel like there’re too many things going on there – hat, headphone, necklace, and pins. I’m also not a fan of worn sneakers. But I love her confidence and smile!

  8. 8
    February 12th, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    I think her look is cute. She definitely has her own unique style :)

  9. 9
    February 12th, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    I am personally not a fan of this look but if she likes it, then who are we to judge? I feel like there’s too much color going on here, and I wouldn’t pair orange with black (just a personal thing for me, I feel its too Halloween-y) but she seems confident about her look so I give her props for that :)

  10. 10
    February 13th, 2011 at 6:45 am

    She looks like a cute person, but I’m not a fan of her outfit either. For me, the series is a source of inspiration from fellow college students and not runaways, but I just dont see anything I could learn or get inspired by there.

  11. 11
    February 13th, 2011 at 8:25 am

    this is not a comment on her specifically, but i really am uncomfortable with the encouragement of incorporation of symbols that could be religious in order to look fashionable. a lot of people from these cultures do find it very insulting and offensive, and i think that should be respected.

  12. 12
    February 14th, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    I dnt really feel it either, it doesnt look like something id look at and admire, but i believe in wearing what you love and feel comfortable with so long as you can rock it with confidence! confidence=70% of ur look! oh and i agree with marina abt religious symbols…

  13. 13
    February 18th, 2011 at 12:56 am

    I love this look! I think she is bold with her color choice- LOVE the teal hat and I have always been a fan of the worn-in sneakers: I feel like it gives the outfit a little history.

  14. 14
    February 18th, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Love the headphones! And the unique necklace! Her laid back, genuine style is something I’d love to emulate (and pull off). :) She should teach me her ways as to how to find unique things at thrift stores. :)

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