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Looks on Campus: Noelle – UNLV


As summer draws near and the weather heats up, UNLV students are starting to rock comfy and casual looks that are nice and cool, but are not necessarily the most fashionable. So as soon as I spotted Noelle, I was immediately drawn to her sophisticated, feminine ensemble.

Noelle’s chic, seasonal outfit combines elements of casual summer style (like gold sandals!) with classic, structured pieces, creating a look that is both warm-weather- and academia-appropriate.

Noelle 101

Student street style at unlv

Name: Noelle

School: UNLV

Year: Senior

Major: Political Science

Let’s Talk Fashion

Who or what inspires your style? Audrey Hepburn is definitely my style inspiration, as is Jackie O. with her classic American style. I really admire Jackie’s little tailored jackets. The J. Crew catalog is like my fashion Bible.”

Where do you like to shop?  “I love shopping at J. Crew. Madewell is another store that I like for summer. And then there’s Nordstrom. I used to work there and they have everything from cosmetics to accessories and shoes.”

How would you describe your sense of style? “Definitely very classic. I like to wear clothing that could look professional in the workplace, but is also still casual enough to wear to school. Some people probably look at me like I’m way overdressed. I love a quote by Oscar Wilde that says, ‘You can never be overdressed or overeducated.’ I like to apply that.”

Why did you choose this outfit? “Honestly, I just threw it on this morning! But most of my clothing is like this… and like I said, I can take [these pieces] from a workplace to school and I feel like I look fine.”

Do you have any fashion advice for other students? “There’s nothing worse than when you look back at a picture from a few years ago and you’re like, ‘What was I wearing?’ so I like to try and dress in pieces that are pretty classic so I don’t feel as embarrassed when I look back at pictures.”

What are your favorite trends right now? “I’m really loving tailored pants that go to your ankle, like flood pants or trousers, and I love stripes, especially nautical stripes on blouses and cardigans. I also love pops of color.”

Do you have a favorite fashion designer, and if so, who? “For high end, I would love to own pieces by Carolina Herrera one day, or even Ralph Lauren Black Label. Lower, designer end… Kate Spade.”

What do you do for fun? Do you have any hobbies or interests that contribute to your style? “Shopping is huge! I love shopping, I always have. But I love finding a good deal. I love to look on the Internet when I get emails like, ‘30% Off Sale Items.’ That’s when I really like to do my shopping.”

Whose closet would you raid and why? Olivia Palermo. I just think everything she puts on looks amazing. She finds a way to make anything look feminine. She can wear a two-piece pantsuit and can accessorize and layer in a way that looks very classic, but still very feminine.”

How did studying abroad in Paris influence your style? “I’m really tall, so I’ve always shield away from wearing heels, but in Paris all the women wear heels all the time. You’ll hear at 4 o’clock in the morning someone walking outside, clicking their heels, or even at 3 o’clock in the afternoon. They’re always in them. It definitely made me branch out and wear them more often, but I don’t wear them to school.”

Elements of Noelle’s Outfit

1. Defined Shapes and Neutral Colors

on campus style at unlv

The defined lines of Noelle’s J. Crew knit cardigan provide structure against her loose, cream-colored blouse, which is also from J. Crew. Tucking her shirt into her pleated skirt from Express gives Noelle the ability to control the shape of her outfit, creating a feminine silhouette. The grey, cream, and black pieces work together to create a sophisticated, uniform appearance.

2. Classic Watch

classic wristwatch at unlv

Noelle’s Michael Kors watch adds a subtle pop of color to her neutrally-hued outfit, bringing in an element of summer style that Noelle appreciates. She explained that as it gets warmer, she likes to incorporate subtle hints of color into her outfits.

3. Metallic Sandals

metallic sandals at unlv

Noelle’s gold Boutique 9 sandals are an ideal complement to her outfit. Not only do the sandals match her watch, but they also bring in a casual summer vibe to help dress down the look.

4. Longchamp Bag

longchamp bag at unlv

Noelle purchased her leather and nylon Longchamp bag in Paris, where she studied abroad. These popular bags are also available in the United States in stores such as Nordstrom and Bloomingdale’s.

What do you think?

What do you think of Noelle’s outfit? What are your favorite classic pieces? How do you transition outfits from school to work? Has travelling influenced your style like Noelle? Leave a comment, and let us know!

Posted on on May 29, 2013 / Filed Under: Looks on Campus / Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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22 Responses to “Looks on Campus: Noelle – UNLV”

  1. 1
    May 29th, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    YES! Love this!!! So much!

  2. 2
    May 29th, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    I usually never read/like any of the Looks on Campus, but I lovelovelove how Noelle is dressed!

  3. 3
    May 29th, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Absolutely flawless. Snaps for Noelle!
    Also, “The J. Crew catalog is like my fashion Bible”–are we fashion twins, separated at birth?

  4. 4
    May 29th, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    We’re loving this look! Definitely something a college fashionista should wear!

    Great post!

  5. 5
    May 29th, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    She looks fabulous!

  6. 6
    May 29th, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    She looks great!! Very polished and put together.

  7. 7
    May 29th, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    Thank you for putting where she got the pieces! I was just about to ask where she got that amazing structured skirt.

  8. 8
    May 29th, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Fantastic outfit!

  9. 9
    May 29th, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    I definitely want to start dressing like this! I’m going into political science/law, so it’s definitely the look of the field. It’s just so hard finding pieces like this as a plus size college student on a budget!

  10. 10
    May 29th, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    Her style is so classic. I really love it. I would have loved to see a statement necklace with this outfit. I think it would have been a great finish for this outfit, but you’re such a beautiful woman. It doesn’t take away from the outfit.

  11. 11
    May 30th, 2013 at 2:16 am

    I love her style :)

  12. 12
    May 30th, 2013 at 8:12 am

    Bag is very cute?I like It?

  13. 13
    May 30th, 2013 at 9:35 am

    Overdressed? She’s not overdressed. It’s called looking respectable. More college girls should make this kind of effort.

  14. 14
    May 30th, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    This is probably my favorite “look on campus” you’ve ever done. So classic and chic! This fits in perfectly with my style. Well done!

  15. 15
    May 30th, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    She looks amazing!

  16. 16
    May 30th, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Like it! Especially the skirt and the bag! And we share the same name (I’m also a Noelle!)

  17. 17
    May 31st, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    I also never really relate to the outfits on the street style but I’m loving this! Completely my style!

  18. 18
    June 1st, 2013 at 12:42 am

    Ditto :”I usually never read/like any of the Looks on Campus, but I lovelovelove how Noelle is dressed!”

  19. 19
    June 1st, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    This is the BEST! I never liked the other posts. She looks lovely.

  20. 20
    June 3rd, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Bringing the Culture to the Campus ! Nice, Classy, Cool

  21. 21
    June 7th, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Amazing! one of my favorites LC looks! Girl is adorable and she does have her good style

  22. 22
    June 14th, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    I LOVE this look! Very chic and classy :)

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