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Looks on Campus: Simone – Penn State


One Saturday afternoon, while walking to our campus’s downtown area, I stumbled upon Simone. She was on her way to a friend’s apartment to play guitar but I was too obsessed with her boho-chic outfit (complete with floral headband!) to let her go by without photographing it.

Simone 101

Penn State student street fashion

Name: Simone

School: Penn State

Year: Junior

Major: Public Relations

Hobbies: Singing, playing guitar, dancing

Let’s Talk Fashion

Who or what inspires your style? “I love looking at lookbooks of various stores, such as Free People and LF Stores, and I’m always checking up on what celebrities are wearing. I particularly gain a lot of inspiration from Miley Cyrus’s style.”

Where do you like to shop? Urban Outfitters, T.J. Maxx, H&M, Forever 21, and Free People.”

How would you describe your sense of style? “My style combines many different elements, usually depending on the mood I’m in. Today, I was in a bohemian mood so I went with this flowy lace dress and chunky sweater for some layering. It’s starting to get so cold at school so I’m wearing thick, high socks and boots to stay warm.”

What fashion advice would you give to other students looking to improve their style? “Don’t be scared to take risks because it’s exciting! Make sure to be unique because it’s easy to blend in with the crowd and looking different makes you feel like your own person!”

What are your favorite trends right now? “I’m a huge fan of studs and spikes on sweaters and shoes. I recently bought a pair of Jeffrey Campbell sneakers with silver spikes all on the front. I also love wedge sneakers and just bought a pair during Thanksgiving break – I can’t wait to wear them! You can always find me with a chunky scarf, too!”

What do you do for fun – do you have any unique hobbies or interests? “I like to play the guitar and the piano and sing occasionally. I also enjoy going running outside.”

If you could raid anyone’s closet, whose would it be and why? “Miley Cyrus because she has a cool and edgy style. She takes a lot of risks with her outfits and I admire that.”

Elements of Simone’s Outfit

1. Chunky Sweater

Chunky sweater

Simone’s big sweater, from LF Stores, combines comfort and style. Its oversize shape and brown and cream color scheme contribute to the bohemian feel of her outfit and emphasize the rich hue of her boots. A chunky sweater like Simone’s is a perfect layering piece in the winter  – thick cardigans look great over flowy dresses or tops, allowing you to stay warm and stylish.

2. Eclectic Accessories


As you can tell, Simone loves her rings! As she informed me, she always mixes colors and shapes to spice things up.

There’s a lot going on with her jewelry collection: Two long metal rings add a hint of edge, while a classic gold cocktail ring and turquoise and purple jeweled ring contribute to the look’s eclectic vibe. She gets extra boho style points for her cool studded leather cuff.

3. Military-Inspired Tote

Utilitarian bag

Simone’s outfit would not be complete without her awesome military-inspired bag from Urban Outfitters. Its adjustable strap and handles allow it to be worn in a variety of ways – it can be carried by its handles, worn cross-body, or – as Simone demonstrates – worn as a messenger bag. It’s the perfect size for school because it can fit plenty of books and even a laptop.

I love the functionality of this bag, but I’m also obsessed with its form factor: The brown leather pockets contrast the surrounding thick green material, creating a two-toned look that makes any outfit more stylish.

Your Thoughts?

What do you think of Simone’s boho-chic look? Do you layer sweaters over your dresses? Do you love her rings as much as we do? Let us know with a comment!

Posted on on December 8, 2012 / Filed Under: Looks on Campus / Tags: , , , , , ,

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22 Responses to “Looks on Campus: Simone – Penn State”

  1. 1
    December 8th, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Best Look On Campus ever!

  2. 2
    December 9th, 2012 at 1:50 am

    she looks straight out of a movie

  3. 3
    December 9th, 2012 at 3:28 am

    Love the look except for the floral headband! I think it’s just tooo much… But otherwise this is such a great, unique style! I’m sure she stands out at uni!

  4. 4
    December 9th, 2012 at 6:42 am

    The outfit is cute but a bit over the top, the headband and guitar make her look like she’s trying to hard. I love the cardigan though.

  5. 5
    December 9th, 2012 at 8:32 am

    love this! one of my favourite looks on campus looks. boho is a style i rarely embody but adore to see on others. well well done.
    xandra ?

  6. 6
    December 9th, 2012 at 11:48 am

    It’s cute but a bit too much

  7. 7
    December 9th, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    I love it!! More boho please! I also think it’s fantastic seeing outfits that are “too much”, they provide inspiration and allow you to copy them by toning down or up as much as you please (:

  8. 8
    December 9th, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    I love her look, I’m absolutely in love with the tote, I want one! :D

  9. 9
    December 9th, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    I love this, but I think if she didn’t wear the headband it would be perfect! The headband just distracts from the great sweater and amazing bag

  10. 10
    December 9th, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    I L0VE her style. It’s super cute and I don’t think it’s too much this look represents her and as mom always told me you wear what makes you comfortable and not what others think you should wear. This look shows the REAL her. She’s not dressing to impress us but to impress herself. For those who say the guitar is a little too much if you would have read the article you would see that she is a musician and was on her way to a friend house for a jam session.

    I love it!!!

  11. 11
    December 9th, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    this is one of my have Looks on Campus yet. Simone pulls of this look perfectly. I love the accessories, I think they really pull it all together.

  12. 12
    December 9th, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    She looks adorable! Like an extra cool modern day hippie. I’m getting Lisa Bonet vibes, and she’s my fav celeb! lol

  13. 13
    December 10th, 2012 at 5:38 am

    I love this look! One of the best I’ve seen so far. I agree that the headband is a bit much though, but that’s the beauty of it.

  14. 14
    December 10th, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    She has the same style as me! I absolutely love studs, wedge sneakers, and Miley Cyrus’s style as well!! Awesome post.

  15. 15
    December 10th, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Aw, cute!

  16. 16
    December 10th, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    woow, that look is really really cool! love it. so carefree and beautiful.

  17. 17
    December 10th, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    This look is AMAZING!

  18. 18
    December 10th, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    She’s really pretty and looks great, but this is approaching looking costume-y. Like, it’s just 1 item too many.

  19. 19
    December 11th, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Lovely dress and cardigan but you can’t really notice the dress because of whatever else is going on…. too many rings (maybe the guitar should be in a case?) the headband! this girl looks confused… really confused!

  20. 20
    December 11th, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    Does anyone else think her outfit, and probably entire style, is ironic? I mean, the hippie culture is all about being environmentally friendly and socially responsible and yet some of her favorite stores use child labor, out sourced materials, etc. I’m not trying to personally attack her at all, it just upsets me when people go for an image without the knowledge of what they are truly representing.

  21. 21
    December 11th, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    Very cute! loved all the outfits

  22. 22
    December 11th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    @Samantha… though your comment makes some kind of sense, I disagree. You are assuming she is trying to be a ‘hippie’ when in reality it is just her sense of style. Nothing in her interview says she is trying to be a hippie. It is stereotypical to think just because she is playing the guitar and goes for a ‘boho’ look she considers herself part of the hippie lifestyle.

    on the other hand, i love the outfit and the scenery too! i think she looks great and unique!

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