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Looks on Campus: Sydney – Sarah Lawrence College


Sydney is a witty, intelligent, and genuine girl who loves fashion as much as she loves cooking for her friends. She’s a master of making pumpkin risotto and mixing high-low pieces, and she loves to share these experiences with the people close to her. Whether she’s serving dinner or sharing fashion tips, Sydney’s style is an inspiration for college girls everywhere:

Sydney 101

Street fashion at sarah lawrence

Name: Sydney

School: Sarah Lawrence

Year: Freshman

Focus: Gender Studies & Art History

Let’s Talk Fashion

Who or what inspires your style? “Right now Shoshanna from the TV show Girls is one of my style icons. She always looks so put together! And I’m always inspired by the super-stylish girls on our campus.”

Where do you like to shop?Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, H&M, Urban Outfitters, and Gilt.”

How would you describe your style? “Casually sexy. I try to look sophisticated and feminine but comfortable at the same time. I also wear lots of vintage items that my grandmother passed down to me.”

Why did you chose this particular outfit? “Part of my choosing this outfit has to do with warmth – I’m wearing thick tights and a dress that I knew I could layer a sweater over, and this beautiful wool jacket from my grandmother. I also wanted to place a lot of attention on my new Kate Spade bag!”

What fashion advice would you give to other students looking to improve their style? “I always try to incorporate a statement piece in my outfit and keep the rest of my look pretty comfortable, so maybe some good advice would be to invest in a few key pieces that you’ll always wear and love.”

What are your favorite trends right now? “The camo and anorak jacket trends are really fun, and I love all of the great patterned socks that are visible under booties. Socks are everywhere all of a sudden!”

Favorite fashion designers? “I always love what Valentino puts out; his gowns are amazing. I’m also fond of Chanel, Alexander McQueen, and Zac Posen.”

What do you do for fun/hobbies? “I love to online shop, go on photo shoots with my friends, cook, and bake!”

If you could raid anyone’s closet, who would it be and why? “I’m into the style of the characters on Girls, and I feel like I would love a lot of pieces from all of their closets.”

Elements of Sydney’s Outfit

1. Vintage Wool Coat

Vintage wool coat

Isn’t it wonderful to wear a vintage piece that a family member close to your heart used to own? Sydney cherishes her grandmother’s coat and the chic combination of wool fabric and a high collar keeps her extremely warm.

2. Kate Spade Bag

Student street style striped bag

Sydney’s black-and-white striped purse is a perfect example of a statement piece – the patent leather is high-quality and the shape is large enough to hold Sydney’s iPad and even a few books! She goes the bold route by pairing it a color-blocked coat, and pulls this look off flawlessly.

3. Lace-Up Booties

College style trend lace up boots

These booties just scream “fall,” and the maroon laces are a fantastic contrast against the black leather. The chunky heel adds a fashionable boost of height, but these boots are still comfortable enough for treks across campus.

Now we want to know what you think!

Do you have any vintage hand-me-downs in your closet? Sydney is not afraid of color in these chilly months – have you been sticking to neutrals or branching out in bright hues like her? Let us know by leaving us a comment below!

Posted on on December 14, 2013 / Filed Under: Looks on Campus / Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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6 Responses to “Looks on Campus: Sydney – Sarah Lawrence College”

  1. 1
    December 14th, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    That coat is fantastic!

  2. 2
    December 14th, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    I love this! It’s so style haha. Also, awesome photography!

  3. 3
    December 14th, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    Obsessed with the coat! She looks adorable (and warm)! That bag is awesome, too.

  4. 4
    December 15th, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    Love her coat!

  5. 5
    January 7th, 2014 at 3:59 am

    Those booties are fantastic. I had to get bright laces for my combat boots after seeing this. Dark gray boots with turquoise laces.

  6. 6
    February 18th, 2014 at 7:53 am

    Hi, I just wondered what model Kate Spade shoulder bag that is??

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