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Looks on Campus: Tessa – American University


As the temperature continues to drop in D.C., Tessa’s traditional fall pieces are perfect for a day on campus. I spotted her last week wearing an updated look inspired by classic fall fashion. Read on to learn about Tessa’s style!

College student fall street style at American University in DC

Tessa 101

Name: Tessa

Year: Sophomore

School: American University

Major: Psychology

Hometown: Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Hobbies/Interests: Playing ukelele, hiking, tennis

Let’s Talk Fashion

Who or what inspires your style? “I’m inspired by menswear and bohemian styles.”

Where do you like to shop? “I love Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, and Free People. I also love thrifting — Goodwill is great for that!”

How would you describe your sense of style? “Bohemian, free, outdoorsy, natural. I don’t really keep up with fashion trends, I just wear whatever I think looks good and is comfortable!”

What fashion advice would you give to students looking to improve their style? “Love yourself, love your body. The key is to wear clothes that you feel good in.”

If you could raid anyone’s closet, whose would it be and why? Florence Welch, Kristen Bell, or Emma Watson— they always look so effortlessly beautiful!”

Elements of Tessa’s Outfit

1. Light-Wash Denim Jacket


With the onset of fall, it’s pretty much impossible to leave the house without a jacket here in DC. And as we all know, it can be difficult to find a fall jacket that complements your outfit. Tessa’s denim jacket is the perfect fall transitional piece – it’s comfortable and trendy, yet still super functional and versatile.

2. Sweater Skirt


Here, Tessa wears a fall-appropriate skirt that gives a new meaning to the phrase “sweater weather”! A knit skirt like hers can keep you warm and looking fresh through the winter months.

3. Purple Tights and Combat Boots


Tessa’s purple tights add an exciting pop of color to her outfit and perfectly complement the fall colors she’s wearing. Also, I love her combat boots: They’re totally on-trend and act as the perfect finishing touch for a look that evokes both toughness and femininity.

Your Thoughts?

What do you think of Tessa’s look? Have you seen a sweater skirt on campus before? How do you make jean jackets look fresh with your outfits? Let us know with a comment!

Posted on on October 24, 2012 / Filed Under: Looks on Campus / Tags: , , , , , ,

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9 Responses to “Looks on Campus: Tessa – American University”

  1. 1
    October 24th, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    I really like this L.O.C! Her outfit and her are both adorable. She looks stylish and comfortable. Also, her Fashion advice answer was perfect.

  2. 2
    October 24th, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    I adore the tights and boots! I love layered looks and this is one of the best looks on campus thus far :)

  3. 3
    October 24th, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    I love the mix of girly and edgy, with the feminine skirt paired with combat boots!!! What an absolutely adorable LOC!!!!!!!!!!

  4. 4
    October 24th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    I went to AU too, class of 2011! I know where that pic was taken! hahaha. Love the boots!

  5. 5
    October 25th, 2012 at 12:39 am

    I love her look! So adorable!!!! Great post!

  6. 6
    October 25th, 2012 at 3:58 am

    Tessa’s traditional fall pieces are perfect for the campus wear. Classic fall fashion inspires her look and she looks so gorgeous in it.

  7. 7
    October 25th, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    I love the purple tights + combat boots combination – she did a fantastic job layering for fall!

  8. 8
    October 25th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Her hair distracts me from her outfit! So pretty!

  9. 9
    November 10th, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    I like the chambray shirt and tights, but something about the color matchup here doesn’t seem to quite fit.

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