Looks on Campus: Danielle – Jefferson University

Classic doesn’t have to be stuffy.

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Danielle proves that preppy and glam styles can go together like Sunday mornings and brunch. There’s nothing boring about a classic look when you mix in some statement pieces. If your taste veers towards classic or preppy, think about tossing in some trendy elements à la Danielle for an updated style.

Jefferson University student Danielle wears an off-the-shoulder blue ruffled top with bell sleeves, light-wash distressed denim jeans, and simple grey and white flat sandals.

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Name: Danielle

Year: Junior

Major: Architecture

School: Jefferson University

Hometown: Holtsville, NY

Let’s Talk Fashion

Who or what inspires your style? “I’m inspired by ‘preppy style.’ This includes bright colors, patterns, anchors, boats, [and] nautical styles. I also enjoy wearing ruffles and button-downs, inspired by preppy and business casual style.”

Where do you like to shop? “I like to shop at Banana Republic, J.Crew, LOFT, Gap, and Vineyard Vines.”

How would you describe your sense of style? “My sense of style is a collective combination of preppy and glam.”

Why did you choose this particular outfit? “I chose this outfit because I enjoy ruffles, off-the-shoulder tops, and statement pieces. The pinstripe[s on the shirt], rather than the color, [are] mainly why I chose this outfit.”

What fashion advice would you give to other students looking to improve their style? “Having a lot of neutral and [simple] garments to pair with a statement piece, like a top, necklace, or shoes, is a good start in order to mix-and-match.”

What are your favorite trends right now? “I’m currently following the off-the-shoulder and bell sleeve trends right now.”

Do you have any favorite fashion designers? If so, who? “I don’t really know fashion designers.”

What do you do for fun? “I enjoy baking, shopping (it’s therapeutic!), doing watercolor paintings, and playing tennis.”

If you could raid anyone’s closet, who would it be and why? “I would raid Anne Hathaway’s closet because she makes herself known but in a very sophisticated way. She stands out but does it gracefully.”

Elements of Danielle’s Outfit

1. Off-the-Shoulder Top

Danielle’s top is the ultimate preppy piece. The pinstripe and navy blue trim details keep her look classic while the off-the-shoulder ruffles and large bell sleeves are super on trend. 

2. Distressed Jeans

Danielle wears light-wash distressed denim jeans cuffed up with white and grey flat sandals.

Preppy doesn’t have to mean dressy! Jeans are an American classic that never go out of style. Danielle’s distressed bottoms from Gap give a bit of an edginess to her outfit. She wears them cuffed up to showcase her sandals.

3. Sandals

Danielle's grey denim sandals have a tiny cork wedge and a white braided ankle strap.

Danielle kept true to her blue and white theme down to her toes with these adorable sandals. They have the tiniest wedge heel and they’re perfect for dressing up or down this summer. 

What do you think of this look? 

Is your style more trendy or classic? Would you wear Danielle’s statement top? Let us know below!

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