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Looks on Campus: Marisol – Duke University


College Fashionista Marisol from Duke University

Although here at Duke, it is right after Fall Break, most people are still running around as frenzied as ever. Not only that, but Durham had a typical wishy-washy weather day recently: cold and rainy one hour and warm and partly cloudy the next.

However, college fashionista Marisol’s fresh look was a bright ray of sunshine amongst the dreary crowd of sweatpants, Uggs, and leggings on campus. I had to ask her about her chic yet comfortable-looking style and here is what she had to say.

Marisol 101

Name: Marisol

Class: Sophomore

Major: Psychology

How do you stay stylish during fickle weather? “Well first of all, I refuse to wear rain boots. So I have my sturdy shoes on that work well. I also wear lots of layers. If need be, I can strip down to my tanks and be comfy.”

Where do you shop? “In particular I like Charlotte Russe for accessories, Forever 21 for trendy pieces, and Express for good jeans. I also make many of my clothes. This cardigan used to be a shirt! When it was a shirt I thought it was a tad too short and awkward, but the color and patterns were too nice to throw away, so I cut it down the middle!”

Why did you choose this particular outfit? “A good outfit is always a little risky. My fear of combining patterns was a huge hurdle for me to jump over, but I like doing it now, so I did it today. I also now like to pair my fall colors with other things in my closet to get more wear out of them. I have peach in both of my tank tops – it is subtle, but it warms up my outfit.”

Elements of Marisol’s Style

Statement Accessories:

Duke University Fashion Earrings

Duke University fashionista Jewelry

Marisol made a statement by adding simple makeup and some key accessories to her basic ensemble of jeans, layered tank tops, and a cardigan. Her studded earrings added more pop to her face and highlighted her natural-looking makeup, while her wallet, rings, bracelets, and nail polish added more color, shimmer, and shine to her mostly dark ensemble.

Mixed Prints:

Mixed prints, one of the latest fashion trends at Duke University

I loved that Marisol was brave enough to rock mixed prints, one of the latest fashion trends for fall. Her checked scarf and outer tank top both incorporate shades of gray which made them go together. And, as said before in the previous CF article on the mixed prints trend, Stripes + Florals = Love. Although her cardigan and tank top didn’t match in color, they still looked fabulous together.

Alternative Rain Boots:

Cute shoes on a Duke University college fashionista

I loved Marisol’s studded leather ankle boots as an alternative to your typical neon rain boots because they not only looked great with her outfit, but they were functional too, keeping her dry all day.

Share Your Thoughts!

Do you like the way that Marisol dresses for crazy weather days? Would you rather wear rain boots or normal water-resistant shoes on rainy days? Are you brave enough to mix prints? Share your thoughts and let us know with your comments below!

Posted on on October 20, 2010 / Filed Under: Looks on Campus / Tags: , , , , , , ,

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13 Responses to “Looks on Campus: Marisol – Duke University”

  1. 1
    October 20th, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    i love this outfit! especially mixing prints – which i love to do! :) great job at finding her outfit!
    xoxo, kylie

  2. 2
    October 20th, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    I love her entire outfit and it is a plus that she makes her own clothes:) That proves she is creative and talented.

  3. 3
    October 20th, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    I LOVE that ring!!! It’s so unique!

  4. 4
    October 20th, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    I want her ring! It’s so beautiful! Wish you had of asked where that was from.

  5. 5
    October 20th, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Thanks yall! Glad that yall liked this look as much as I did. :)

    Claire – I’ll ask her where she got her ring if I see her around campus some time soon.

  6. 6
    October 20th, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    Her style is very similar to mine, and even her hair lol – she looks alot like me! I also agree about the alternative rainboot idea – I personally never wear rainboots, and stick to my sturdier boots when in rains.

  7. 7
    October 20th, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    How do leather boots work in the rain?? Aren’t they going to get ruined? I lost a good pair of leather boots to a snowstorm last year because of salt stains.

  8. 8
    October 20th, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Wow, she’s gorgeous! And I love the outfit! I feel like it’s risky for me, but then again the pieces on their own are so basic. I just love it :) Oh, and the ring is really pretty too.

  9. 9
    October 20th, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    I love this ring, too! I love seeing unique accessories that work really well…maybe you could do a post on that??

    I admire her for not wearing rainboots, but my university town is SO rainy all the time, and even if I wear a pair of “sturdy” boots, water still seeps in from the tops and I don’t like getting them all murky. So, I think I’ll sacrifice and keep dry on those days. Plus, I found a really cute pair of motorcycle-type rainboots for 20$ at DSW and I’ve gotten so many compliments on them!

  10. 10
    October 21st, 2010 at 2:01 am

    i love this outfit. it’s stylish and cute, yet very laid back. it looks as effortless as throwing on a pair of boring sweats. very cute!

  11. 11
    October 21st, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    about the rain boots… where i live it rains a lot! i hate boots in general.. but i think i’ll have to get rain boots because i can’t stand wet feet. especially when it’s freezing outside!!

    i love her make-up

  12. 12
    October 22nd, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    Hey yall! I saw Marisol again and I asked her about her ring. She said she got it at Charlotte Russe. :)

  13. 13
    October 29th, 2010 at 11:18 am

    Its so nice that you are not wearing pajamas and uggs. you are a 10 baby!

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