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College Student. Sometimes dancer. Aspiring fashion journalist and everyday style enthusiast. I started my blog back in 2010 on a whim, and now it has grown into the visual representation of the power that I believe fashion can have. It's not about having clothes it's about what you do with them, what you wear says who you are. Fashion is transformative, and a chic bag or outfit puts a smile on my face as much as a good book on a rainy day. My blog is about dressing the undergrad and young professional, because so little markets cater to our style. You've officially been accepted into The Undergrad Style File. For collaborations and other inquiries email me at My style in three words... chic.eclectic.classic

Friday, June 14, 2013

Everyday Chic: Bumping Up the Basics

Everyday Chic: Bumping Up the Basics
Hey undergrads, I decided to do a post about how to bump up your everyday style basics, at the request of my friend Ashley. Here I've featured a sort of style uniform that can be adapted to your own personal style. College students often struggle with how to make an outfit both more amped up then just jeans and a tee, and to make it multi-task for different settings. I hate math, so I'm going to give you the only formula that matters: a FASHION formula. One stepped-up standard outfit: here I've swapped out typical skinny jeans and a white t-shirt for sleek black skinnies and a white- collared blouse. Now for each setting from class, to work, to running errands: ADD color. Unless you're Bella from Twilight, having little to no color should not be your signature. Next, accessorize, you don't have to have bangles, bling and bags, if that's not your thing, simple pearl studs are always chic and can work with all the outfits. Finally, have a standout shoe. You'll notice that all the shoes featured are one notch up from basic shoe styles we all own. Instead of black Converses try bright white ones, instead of a black ballet flat, try an edgy studded pair, and as classic as tan oxfords are live a little with the white perforated style above. Fashion shouldn't be boring. Bump up your basics!