Looks on Campus: Erica – Mercyhurst University

Erica shows us exactly how to craft a stylish everyday uniform (with little effort!)

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Erica’s outfit is the definition of versatility. It’s the kind of style that could be worn to class or out and about around town. This simple yet unique black top pairs easily with blue jeans to create an easy look to dress up or down… and what college girl doesn’t need more easy outfits in her life?

Erica wears a black 3/4-length sleeve tee with a chunky white and grey plaid scarf, dark wash cuffed skinny jeans, and taupe ankle booties.

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Name: Erica

School: Mercyhurst University

Year: Sophomore

Major: Exercise Science

Hometown: Monroeville, PA 

Let’s Talk Fashion

Who or what inspires your fashion? “Social media and my friends definitely inspire my style. Keeping [up] with social media has forced me to go to the mall more frequently. It also helps me stay more on trend. One of my friends always has the cutest clothes so I’m always trying to match her style. My style is always changing, so it all depends on what I have planned for the day.”

Where do you like to shop? “I mainly shop at the mall and when I do, I always make a stop [at] American Eagle and Old Navy.” 

How would you describe your sense of style? “My sense of style is all over the place. I mainly buy dark colors though. My mood definitely affects what I wear.”

Why did you choose this particular outfit? “I chose the lightweight black shirt because it was what I wore to lunch with my friends. I didn’t want to wear anything too heavy. The blanket scarf was for warmth, but was also a cute accessory to spice up this simple outfit along with my tan booties.”

What fashion advice would you give to other students looking to improve their style? “I say, wear whatever makes you feel confident. I’m not the best person to give advice, considering I’m the one that usually is asking for advice!” 

What are your favorite trends right now? “I don’t any favorite trends. I just go to the mall and buy whatever catches my eye.”

Do you have any favorite fashions designers? “Not really. I don’t have [any favorites] in particular.”

What do you do for fun – do you have any unique hobbies or interests? “I love going to the gym. I’m an exercise science major so I like spending my free time at the gym, [which] is where I do most of my thinking.” 

If you could raid anyone’s closet, who would it be and why? “I would choose my best friend’s closet. She has the closest style to mine and I’m always asking for advice. She enjoys interior designing and always seems to be up-to-date on the latest trends.” 

Elements of Erica’s Outfit

1. Black Top

Erica's black 3/4 length sleeved scoop neck tee has a webbed detail across the front.

Erica’s black top is far from basic. This soft tee has a detailed scoop neck which sets it apart from everyday t-shirts. 

2. Taupe Booties

To accent her cuffed jeans, Erica wears a pair of chunky-heeled taupe ankle booties.

These booties are a staple, plain and simple. Whether it’s winter or spring, these taupe ankle boots are Erica’s go-to. Booties are the epitome of versatility; Erica can wear them with cut-off jean shorts, a cute dress, or cuffed with jeans, like she does here!

3. Bracelet

Erica wears a silver Alex & Ani bracelet with the inscription

Erica is wearing an adorable Alex & Ani bracelet featuring the phrase, “Carpe Diem.” It adds a touch of personality to her look without any extra effort.

Now we want to know your thoughts!

Are booties your go-to shoe? Would you wear Erica’s outfit? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think! 

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