Major: Social Work
Class standing: Freshman
One word to describe yourself: ?
Style inspiration: Cute and comfy :)
Favorite places to shop: Anywhere
Susan, darling, as if we didn’t love the bright shade of plum you’re wearing enough, you to top it off with everyone’s favorite military boots and classic black leggings. What really caught our eye was her single-button cardigan she was flaunting on campus waiting for class to start. When asked where she got her sweater, Susan stated that she took it from her grandma and cut it up! Details down the front of the sweater and the cuffs of her sleeves were her very own creation.
Susan said she couldn’t think of a word to describe her, but we would definitely use “innovative.”
Class standing: Junior
Style inspiration: Kate Bosworth
Favorite places to shop: Urban Outfitters
Andrea instantly caught our eye with her creative pairing of a bold blue skirt and leopard print top. This 20-year-old fashionista’s outfit also perfectly combines feminine, with the scalloped edge skirt, and masculine, with the brown combat boots. Totally on trend this season, pairing masculine with feminine gives any outfit a unique edge and appeal. Andrea tops off her mix-and-match look with a stylish leather cross-body bag, and just like that we’re sold.
Now class, what did we learn from Andrea today? Be brave, be bold, and go where your average 49er has never gone before.
Name: Satomi (left) & Tomomi (right)
Major: Fashion Merchandising
Class standing: Senior
One work to describe yourself: Unique
Style inspiration: Harajuku style
Favorite places to shop: Buffalo Exchange, Urban Outfitters, Imonni, Japanese stores
These twin fashionistas may have the same birthday, but their personal styles are worlds apart. Tomomi mused that she usually goes for a sleek black look, contrasting with her sister Satomi who’s usually shining in technicolor. We caught them on a rare day of role reversal, but just had to capture this sister duo’s eclectic Harajuku inspired style. From Satomi’s hazelnut blazer to Tomomi’s neon watch and tights, these girls play it cool while keeping warm and bring a new twist to old classics.
Bailmain Spring 2011 | 3.1 Phillip Lim Resort 2010 | Rag & Bone Spring 2010
Major: Bus. Marketing
Class standing: Junior
Occupation: Student/Dance Instructor
One word to describe yourself: Free
Style inspiration: Colbie Caillat
Favorite places to shop: Thrift stores/Flea Markets
In our opinion, living on a college student budget shouldn’t be the only reason to thrift shop- especially if you find cute little numbers like Kylan’s chunky sweater, pictured above. As our favorite part of her outfit, this comfy cardi-vest is a popular look for this transition weather we are having in our coastal So Cal city. More fashionable than functional, her sweater pulls together what we call the “winter beachy” look.
She brings out a new way to layer with the longer tab sleeves of her shirt, and adds a pop of color to her grayscale color palette with the textured green fabric. Fun and relaxed, she pulls it all together with cuffed, gray-washed skinny jeans and black beaded sandals.
So, dressing for class with this unpredictable costal weather can still be easy if you look to vintage stores for unique items to layer, and tie them together with your staple pieces. Now Kylan, please take us shopping!
Designers Love It Too:
Bruce II Alpaca Wool Vest | Derercuny Fall 2008 | Tess Giberson Fall 2011
Major: Graphic Design/Studio Art
Class standing: Junior
Occupation: Future successful artist and graphic designer
One word to describe yourself: Quirky
Style inspiration: Slouchy chic, retro, 60s pinup, mod, boy’s clothes
Favorite places to shop: Thrift stores like Savers, Urban Outfitters, J. Crew, American Apparel
Call it bias, favoritism, preferential treatment, whatever, my awesome roommate’s got style. Kim is her name, and effortless chic is her game. With a laid back but straight from the runway look, this week’s fashionista makes catwalk looks cool and comfortable. On a breezy Long Beach afternoon Kim muses, “I like old stuff and easy to put together pieces; I don’t like wasting time stressing about what to wear.”
Drawing inspiration from menswear, this future graphic designer extraordinaire strides across campus in the perfect outfit pick-me-up: oxfords. This timeless take on footwear is a quick and stylish way to make any outfit instantly put together. Adding her own personal flair, Kim perfectly pairs the oxfords with a more feminine schoolgirl piece - black knee-high socks. Layering a comfy cardigan over a flattering black v-neck tee, Kim keeps her minimal aesthetic fresh with a vintage inspired necklace and chocolate brown Ray Bans. We thought this look was the perfect transitional spring outfit, one from which all of us can find inspiration and pieces from in our very own closet.
Day after day this Bay Area bred artist and collector of “pretty things” (check out Kim’s Tumblr, shiny pretty things, here) is spot on with her marriage of comfortable and fashionable. Next time you spot those luscious long locks around the halls of CSULB, be sure to give her some props for never forgetting her fashion A game.
Twenty8Twelve Spring 11 | Band of Outsiders Spring 11 | Alexander Wang Spring 10