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Campus Style For a New Semester

Too Faced lipstick | Nadri earrings

I'm not ready to let go of my college central blog posts yet. Bear with me as I try to slowly let go of the things I will miss about college. It's going to take some time to get used to letting go of my organization methods and love of getting dressed for class every morning. I'd like to think that even if I am done with college, I'm not quite done with talking about it yet and I might not be for a while.

If I was going back to school this week, these are the kind of outfits that I would lean towards. I've never been great at the whole "going casual" thing. My outfits usually give off a vibe that I like to do the most. I like characteristically "ugly" things, strange prints, clothing with voluminous sleeves or ill-placed ruffles. I grew up wearing uniforms, so the moment I got the freedom to wear what I wanted, it seemed that what I wanted was to stand out, which is pretty ironic considering the thought of attention makes my stomach churn.

I like bold lipstick and fashion statements. Perhaps they seem more as statements where I am living at the moment, but I like to call certain looks my "New York outfits," as I feel they reflect the freedom and creativity of the city more than they do of a metropolitan area in the Midwest.

The greatest thing I did for myself in college was let myself do and wear what I wanted. I never strayed from bright colors smeared across my lips or, on the opposite end of the spectrum, having my lips coated in a thick layer of black lipstick. I'll walk to campus in four-inch heel booties or strut my stuff down the hallway in a hunter green faux fur bomber jacket. Sometimes, you just have to find comfort within yourself to wear the things you want to without fear of being judged. What's the worst that could happen?


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