Chelsea’s cute and comfortable ensemble immediately caught my eye amongst the swarms of tourists that invade Oxford in the summer. In the midst of a (relatively rare) heatwave in England, we often forgo style in favor of practicality; Chelsea is proof we can do both.
Hometown: London, England
School: Hertford College, University of Oxford
Year: Second Year
Major: History and German
Let’s Talk Fashion
Who or what inspires your style? “Sometimes I get inspiration from Instagram accounts, but I’m mostly just inspired by the outfits of people I see out and about.”
How would you describe your sense of style? “Tough, but fair.”
Why did you choose this particular outfit? “I wanted to wear something flowy and light because of the hot weather; [an outfit] that would have a casual but elegant vibe.”
What fashion advice would you give to other students looking to improve their style? “My personal golden rule is to always wear what you feel comfortable and confident in. If someone is wearing something that’s super fashionable but they look self-conscious in it, they won’t look good. So wear what makes you feel confident!”
What are your favorite trends right now? “Really chunky, sturdy platform shoes that make me feel like I’m stomping on everything!”
What do you do for fun – do you have any unique hobbies or interests? “I do ballet and I also love learning languages; I’m currently learning Korean.”
If you could raid anyone’s closet, who would it be and why? “It would actually be my mum’s. She has lots of cool vintage stuff, which all conveniently [fits] me!”
Elements of Chelsea’s Outfit
1. Gingham Skirt + Chunky Sneakers
A gingham print gives this Uniqlo skirt a refined, polished look, while the midi length keeps it free and flowy for the warm summer weather. This is perfectly complemented by the height added by the platform on her crisp, white sneakers from Topshop.
2. Vintage White Tee
Thrifting is a good idea for us broke students! Chelsea has taken it a step further and raided from her own parent’s wardrobes. She snagged this vintage tee from her mum and her necklace from her dad.
3. Simple Earrings
Chelsea’s simple, dangle earrings add a little extra flavor to her basic white tee. Their chandelier-style silhouette is delicate, feminine, and provides lots of eye-catching sparkle.
Now we want to know what you think!
Do you love Chelsea’s summertime style? Would you wear her gingham skirt? Comment below!