Looks on Campus: Augusta – University of Texas at Austin
Summer is already heating up right here in Austin — and that indicates the age-old dilemma of balancing summer style with “class appropriate” attire. I struggle everyday to make a decision which outfit will greatest accomodate my schedule of a chilly morning, a cold classroom, a meeting with a professor, a study group for an upcoming test and an afternoon picnic in the hot Texas sun.
When I saw Augusta walking to class this morning, I knew she had perfected the classy-cool combo so numerous of us struggle to attain in this limbo amongst the upcoming swimsuit season and the school semester nearing its end. I knew I had to feature her for Looks on Campus!
School: The University of Texas at Austin
Majors: Anthropology and Women’s Research
Minor: Liberal Arts Honors
Let’s Speak Style
Who or what inspires your style? “I’m very aware of street style, so I’m typically inspired by random people I pass by. Also, I enjoy to emulate music icons like Esperanza Spalding and Sara Bareilles, even if they’re not necessarily at the forefront of fashion.”
Where do you like to shop? “My staple retailers are probably Goodwill and Buffalo Exchange.”
How would you describe your sense of style? “I like clothes with movement, character and history… so comfy, vintage-y and maybe a tiny whimsical.”
Why did you select this particular outfit? “Well, I have a Black Keys concert tonight and lots of classes throughout the day, so I had to dress for all of that. Also, the climate was supposed to be crazy today I wanted a lengthy skirt for the cool morning, but I also required something nice and breezy (and sleeveless) for the ninety degree temperatures this afternoon. I love the pleats in this dress, and, due to the fact I tailored the armholes a tiny for a much better fit, it’s like wearing a tiny victory. I’ve also been especially obsessed with turquoise lately, so I added the flats for a pop of color.”
What fashion guidance would you give to other students seeking for their style? “I know it is cliche and that everyone says this, but dress for your self! Impress yourself and attempt not to be concerned about what other individuals think.”
What are your preferred fashion trends proper now? “I genuinely like high-waisted denim cut offs, the bright spring colors (specifically turquoise and scarlet) and florals.
Do you have any favorite style designers? If so, who? “No, not truly. Most of my inspiration comes from street style, and I just choose and decide on what interests me. I uncover high style unrealistic for actual life, and it appears impersonal. I don’t want any 1 designer to have so a lot sway more than what I believe or like.”
What do you do for fun? Do you have any exclusive hobbies or interests? “I love knitting, photography, yoga and primitive backpacking. I’m really invested in my ancient Greek research, and I’m an intern at the Travis County Democratic Workplace. I also have a great little Sylvia Plath book collection.”
If you could raid anyone’s closet, who would it be and why? “I would certainly have to choose Frida Kahlo. I really like her color selections, flowers and general ‘hardcoreness.’”
Components of Augusta’s Outfit
1. Prints and Pleats
I enjoy the asymmetrical print of Augusta’s dress the seemingly random arrangement of the polka dots adds playfulness to the sophisticated cut and color scheme. Also, the pleating adds texture and interest to an otherwise demure dress.
two. Fascinating Crucial
I’m a sucker for a cool belt, and this one particular turns an daily accessory into an unusual added feature. The Texas toughness in the aged brass buckle reminds me of my brother’s rough riding rodeos, even though the sweet floral pattern reminds me of a delicious glass of sweet tea on a hot summer time day. (Okay, perhaps that one’s a stretch, but there’s something about this belt that just screams summer!) It’s the best width to emphasize a tiny waist, and it has a uniqueness that separates it from just any run-of-the-mill accessory.
three. Dainty Specifics
Augusta loves pieces with background, and her jewelry absolutely exemplifies this. She told me she wears the wishbone each day, and the cuff bracelet is a gift from her best friend’s grandmother. The classic designs of these timeless pieces allow her to mix and match them with all sorts of outfits, keeping close to her the memories of her friends and family wherever she goes.
Share Your Thoughts!
What do you think of Augusta’s style? Would you wear her polka dot dress? How do you add exclusive components to your outfits? Let us know with a comment!