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Looks on Campus: Sara – Ball State University


Sara and I have lived in the same dorm since last year, and every time I see her, she always has a smile on her face and looks very put together. When I ran into her this year in the mailroom, I jumped at the chance to discuss her style. I’m glad I did, because I made an awesome new friend in the process!

Sara 101

College street style fashionista at Ball State University

Name: Sara

School: Ball State

Year: Sophomore

Major: Photo Journalism

Let’s Talk Fashion

Who or what inspires your style? “I’m really inspired by 1940s covergirls and vintage stuff.”

Where do you like to shop? “My favorite store is T.J. Maxx. I also love outlet malls!”

How would you describe your sense of style? “I just wear things that make me happy.”

Why did you choose this particular outfit? “I just got these pants and I hadn’t worn them yet. I was so excited about wearing them!”

What fashion advice would you give to other students looking to improve their style? “Have fun with it! Sometimes when I’m shopping I think, ‘I don’t know when I’ll wear that,’ but if you love something then you’ll find a way to mix and match it and make it work.”

What are your favorite trends right now? “I love vintage and pinup girl style. I’m also very glad that people are wearing dresses everywhere.”

What do you do for fun – do you have any unique hobbies or interests? “I’ve been dancing since I was 3. I also love photography and reading.”

Elements of Sara’s Outfit

1. Polka Dot Jeans

College street style at Ball State University - polka dot jeans

I love Sara’s polka dot jeans. They’re quirky and fun while still being understated enough to function as a neutral base for her look. The styling possibilities with these pants are endless!

2. Fun Sunglasses

College street style at Ball State University - lolita sunglasses

It seems like the summer sun has been working hard to eke out as much light as it can before fall starts up. As such, sunglasses are still a necessity for getting around campus. I love these funky, heart shaped Lolita frames – they help show off Sara’s fun personality.

3. Sophisticated Accessories

College street style at Ball State University - dainty watch and leather bracelet

Sara’s dainty watch and edgy leather bracelet complement the color scheme of her outfit.  Plus, there’s nothing better than an accessory, like this classic watch, that’s both practical and pretty.

Your Thoughts?

What do you think of Sara’s look? What kind of sunglasses did you rock this summer? Patterned jeans are all the rage this season — are you adding some to your closet? Let us know with a comment!

Posted on on September 19, 2012 / Filed Under: Looks on Campus / Tags: , , , , ,

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11 Responses to “Looks on Campus: Sara – Ball State University”

  1. 1
    September 19th, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    I been looking for polka dot jeans all summer I can not find them anywhere! Just online. Maybe I have to order them or does anyone know where I can get them?

  2. 2
    September 19th, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    I love this whole outfit. Usually I’m not a big fan of the printed denim trend but it’s so cute here. I also have these exact same sunglasses! I adore them. They’re so simple but add such a happy vibe to an outfit.

  3. 3
    September 19th, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Where did she get those jeans? I want them. Madewell had polka dot jeans in store in August, but I’ve been hoping to find a more affordable option.

  4. 4
    September 19th, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Hey @Nicole, you may want to check out Old Navy. Their “RockStar Jeans and Cords” collection had a pair of polka dot print skinnies.

  5. 5
    September 19th, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    @ Amy and Nicole: I’ve seen polka dot jeans at Macy’s and Charlotte Russe, I think. or if you’re up for a diy project, you could find some plain jeans you love and paint polka dots on em!

  6. 6
    September 19th, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Buy black skinnies and use a bleach pen- easier and lasts longer!

  7. 7
    September 19th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Quirky cute! My favorite style of the moment :)

  8. 8
    September 20th, 2012 at 10:02 am

    Omg, how cute is she? She looks like a real life illustration from a children’s book, and I mean that in the best way possible!

  9. 9
    September 20th, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Love the jean!!

  10. 10
    September 20th, 2012 at 11:43 am

    Need those polka dot jeans, ASAP!

  11. 11
    September 20th, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    So so pretty! Love the polka dots :-) Sara seems like such a sweet girl :)

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