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Looks on Campus: Rebecca – Syracuse University


In my Retail Management course, everyone wears the latest fashion trends and it’s not uncommon to see looks translated from the runways to the classroom. Rebecca, who I know from that course, is the girl who goes to every class looking polished, classy, and well put-together. Despite the fast-paced life as a business undergraduate student, she never forgets to put on her best outfits and a smile. Truly, she’s one of the finest fashionistas around Syracuse University and her photos and interview can attest to that.

Rebecca 101

College street fashion at Syracuse University

Name: Rebecca

College: Syracuse University

Year: Sophomore

Major: Retail Management

Let’s Talk Fashion

Who or what inspires your style? “The things that mostly inspire my style are magazine ads, blogs, and just people on the street. Style is portrayed differently in each of those ways and help convey my own style.”

Where do you like to shop? “I like to shop at Urban Outfitters, Forever 21, and online stores you can’t find in the United States. It also depends on if I am looking for something in particular. In that case, I give every store a try.”

How would you describe your sense of style? “I would like to say my sense of style is a dressed-up urban look. I like to go outside the box and wear things most people would not be willing to try. As Rachel Zoe said, ‘Style is a way of saying who you are without having to speak.'”

Why did you choose this particular outfit? “I chose this particular outfit because I love unique pants (and wash in this outfit) and I go crazy for jewelry, especially gold. So adding a couple of gold necklaces is a good way to dress up a look.”

What fashion advice would you give to other students looking to improve their style? “Some fashion advice I would give to other students is to dress how you view yourself as a person. For example, if you are loud and outgoing, wear bright colors or fun patterns because you are one to stand out.”

What are your favorite trends right now? Do you have any favorite fashion designers? If so, who? “Some of my favorite trends currently are mixing bright colors and printed/colored denim shorts or pants. I would not say I have a favorite fashion designer because each company or designer has something special to offer.”

What do you do for fun- do you have any unique hobbies or interests? “For fun (I know this is going to sound cheesy), I still like to play dress up – I discover so many pieces of clothing that I never thought would work together! I also enjoy making my own jewelry, taking photographs, dancing, and pretty much anything that allows me to be creative.”

If you could raid anyone’s closet, who would it be and why? “I would love to raid Aria’s closet from the show Pretty Little Liars because she has the most interesting outfits.”

Elements of Rebecca’s Outfit

1. Sheer Blouse


What do half-cut shirts and sheer blouses have in common? They’re the best pieces a girl can wear to celebrate the start of the sunny season. After more than six months buried under thick coats and heavy layers, a girl can have fun wearing any of the two options.

Rebecca nailed her look by rocking this beige long-sleeved blouse that practically screams spring. Her choice of blouse is not too revealing, and its sleeve length keeps her from getting frozen by irregular winds. Sometimes, a sheer top can be risky, but Rebecca pulled this one off in style.

2. Acid Wash Jeans


Let’s talk acid wash: To be honest, before I spotted them on Rebecca, I hadn’t seen acid wash jeans in months. That said, as soon as I saw hers, I was quickly reminded of their versatility and style. Since Rebecca was wearing a very simple top, she made her look stand out with her creative jean choice.

3. Gold Jewelry

College student fashionista Rebecca wearing the sheer blouse trend

Rebecca completed her one-of-a-kind look by accessorizing with layers of gold. Nothing looks better than seeing someone wear the right amount and kind of jewelry for a school session. A minimalist look, just like Rebecca’s, can become a head-turner with the right accessories.

Share Your Thoughts!

What do you think of Rebecca’s style? Would you wear acid wash jeans? Have you added sheer pieces to your wardrobe yet? Let us know with a comment!

Posted on on April 21, 2012 / Filed Under: Looks on Campus / Tags: , , , ,

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15 Responses to “Looks on Campus: Rebecca – Syracuse University”

  1. 1
    April 21st, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    I love Rebecca’s look! It’s so breezy yet sophisticated!

  2. 2
    April 21st, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    My favorite LoC yet…what a classy young woman.

  3. 3
    April 21st, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Such a cute outfit. Everything pairs so well together. She can really pull off acid wash jeans. I like acid wash and have a pair of vintage shorts, but I don’t know if I would be able to pull off jeans.

  4. 4
    April 21st, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Not into the jeans, but everything else is greatttt.

  5. 5
    April 21st, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Love her look! She’s has a great sense of style, great post!

  6. 6
    April 21st, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    love everything about this outfit. her style is very cute.

  7. 7
    April 22nd, 2012 at 4:09 am

    So cute! I try to look my best for class as well!

  8. 8
    April 22nd, 2012 at 5:35 am

    This is definitely my favourite! She looks amazing, even though her jeans are not really my style.

  9. 9
    April 22nd, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    This is GORGEOUS!! I think I would wear a bandeau under the sheer top instead of just a bra, but I love her jewelry! Is it okay to wear a tank top under a sheer top? I want to get this mint green sheer top I saw at Dynamite (a business-casual/dressy store in Canada). It was collared, and looked sophisticated like the one in this post. I wanted to wear it to work this summer (my work environment is pretty relaxed, as long as you’re not wearing anything revealing or messy -looking), so I figured pairing it with a tank top underneath and nice work pants would be okay. Any opinions?

  10. 10
    April 23rd, 2012 at 8:30 am

    A nice polished look, but she needs a camisole or something! You can see her bra clearly through her top.

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    April 24th, 2012 at 1:04 am

    nice style i like the sheer tops, but i feel they need to be a top layer not your main layer. I like the jeans and when you make and wear your own jewelry it can just add to the statement on your personality and who you are.

  12. 12
    April 29th, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    “a minimalist look?”…even without the necklaces I’m not sure that outfit would qualify as minimalist

  13. 13
    September 9th, 2012 at 12:23 am

    That’s such a cute outfit!

  14. 14
    October 23rd, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    I like it, but personally I like to tie those bows on the kind of blouses she’s wearing.

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