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Looks on Campus: Maggie – Wesleyan University


With the temperature drifting down to the mere teens here in CT, it’s been a bit difficult lately to look stylish while staying warm. However, there are a select few that have mastered this dilemma. Maggie took the chilly day and used it as a fashion opportunity.

Maggie 101

College fashionista wearing the latest trends at Wesleyan University

Name: Maggie

School: Wesleyan University

Class Standing: Freshman

Hometown: Border of Pennsylvania & New Jersey

Major: Sociology & Vocal Performance

Hobbies: “Singing, reading, cheerleading, and saving the world.”

Let’s Talk Fashion

How would you describe your style? “I’d say that I’m a combination of girly and conservative. I’m definitely more of a Charlotte than a Samantha, but I’ve got a lot of Carrie in me too.” (Sex and the City reference, anyone?)

What or who inspires your style? “Both my mother and my best friend Erica inspire me. They both dress in clothes that physically suit them and make them happy.”

Where are your favorite places to shop? “I love Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and Marshall’s because I can easily mix and match seasonal pieces there.”

Who are your favorite designers?Marc Jacobs, Diane Von FurstenbergBetsey Johnson, and Elie Tahari.”

What’s your favorite trend right now? “Currently, I’m loving fur-trimmed coats – they’re both functional and classy. I also love using animal prints as a neutral.”

Elements of Maggie’s Outfit

1. Overall Look

Wesleyan University fashion

Maggie’s style philosophy is smart and simple. She says, “to create a nice, polished look, mix one or two higher-end pieces with basic, more subtle pieces.” Her combination of a Bailey 44 Jacket, Marc Jacobs Skirt, vintage vest, and Gap tee display this perfectly.

2. Headband & Jewelry

College street style Accessories

Minimal, practical accessories are always a great choice for any girl on the go. Instead of a hair-tie, Maggie opted for a sparkly headband to keep her hair in place. She also paired a Citizen watch and a plain bracelet with a copper ring (from a gumball machine!) to create her functional and fashionable look.

3. Loafers

Wesleyan University college fashionista Maggie

“I love loafers,” Maggie says, “They’re so comfortable, and instantly make any outfit smarter.” We’re loving this preppy classic, too – they work well with pretty much any look and add a dash of prep to your ensemble.

What do you think?

Do you like Maggie’s style? Do you wear animal print? What do you think of penny loafers? Let us know in the comments!

Posted on on February 16, 2011 / Filed Under: Looks on Campus / Tags: , , , ,

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14 Responses to “Looks on Campus: Maggie – Wesleyan University”

  1. 1
    February 16th, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    If it is so cold in Connecticut, where are her tights?!

    The outfit was cute, but she should be wearing tights if it is that cold out.

  2. 2
    February 16th, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    Cute, but not practical for northeast winters.

  3. 3
    February 16th, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    I’m not so much into the look, there’s a little too much going on with the leopard print, i think maybe if the coat was tailored, it wouldn’t look so gaudy and overwhelming. She seems like a nice girl, but this look isn’t for me.

  4. 4
    February 16th, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    Love her boldness with her wardrobe, however there are a few things that might help it work more harmoniously. I like each piece of her outfit but for some reason all of them in combination seems off balanced and overwhelming. The feather headband, leopard jacket and animal skin loafers is a huge overload on animal print. Perhaps if she just chose one animal based piece. Also the shortness of her skirt in contrast with her longer jacket really makes her bare legs look accentuated and exposed (especially for the cold).

  5. 5
    February 16th, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    this look is just not doing it for me. it doesn’t look polished at all, and those shorts?! BRRRRR!!!

  6. 6
    February 16th, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    this just looks sloppy, imo.

  7. 7
    February 16th, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    Hmm I’m personally not a fan of the outfit….especially the loafers. Also I don’t find it practical at all for the winter time!

  8. 8
    February 16th, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    I like the basic outfit, but not so much the leopard jacket and loafers.

  9. 9
    February 17th, 2011 at 2:40 am

    @terrah- i was just about to say the exact same thing! isn’t she cold?:-P

    i guess wool tights would remedy this. without them, the oufit seems seasonally innappropriate. this would maybe be suitable for fall but definately not winter. i dunno… maybe its warmer there for fur jacket and barelegs?

    THE LOAFERS- she seems to be giving loafers a bad rep. loafers are classic and verstile. its just the type of loafer she chose was aged,worndown, and not age appropriare for her. and that was the only conservative part of her outfit. they are more suitable for a middle age person, they r are to old lady like. nowadays there are quality *hard* leather/ fake leather loafers that are even more modern, sleeker and more timeless, and definately more youthful. definately based on the neo-mimalist movement. we sho

  10. 10
    February 17th, 2011 at 2:52 am

    … in fact someone should do an article on how to wear loafers

    i admire her fazhion intellegence though.
    her philosphy would make more sense if she used more high end pieces that show their obvious quality and luxury. without that element her philosophy doesn’t make sense with basic items appearance wise. she especially missed her chance to do this with her fur coat. she managed to cheapen the look of it, as if it was from f21, which it might as well be. especially when spending on basic elements. for some reason she not looking polished which is the purpose of her phiosophy. and i wouldn’t call her feather pink headband minimal.
    i do admire her general outlook and attempted style. i kinda get the idea

  11. 11
    February 17th, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    I’m slowly starting to notice that College Fashion only picks Caucasian students for these looks on campus. Or am I wrong? I check this website out about 2 times a day, and never see any other ethnic identities here.

  12. 12
    February 17th, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    Mintii – You’re definitely wrong about that. Look through the archives – We’ve featured a variety of students from different racial backgrounds in the past, and will continue to do so.

  13. 13
    February 17th, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Maybe because I live in Canada, but I really don’t see this being on trend. I think there’s too much going on and overall it looks cheap. Definately not into that large quantity of leopard print.

  14. 14
    February 18th, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    <3 Where can i find similar loafers ?

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