Figuring out what to wear in college is harder than high school. In high school, I didn’t do very much walking, so I could wear any type of shoe I wanted. College is a different story, sometimes I wonder how many miles I walk throughout the course of a day. I really had to adapt my shoe options, these shoes used to be my favorite, now I have to change if I am going to be doing a lot of walking. The shoes I’m wearing here are my favorite, but they are not the best for a whole day, so I usually plan to stop back in my dorm and change them!
For class outfits I recommend wearing something comfortable, but put together. I love the way button down shirts look like you have it put forth a greater effort than you really did. I love pairing button down shirts with skinny pants; here I did white distressed pants with a chambray shirt. It is really simple to add a few pieces of jewelry and you are ready for class!
I love my gray Hershel backpack, it was a great investment, and it matches every outfit. The fact that it is a neutral makes it perfect for any combination of clothing!
I also apologize for the terrible mirror/iPhone pictures. This is a bad situation with I explain a little more about here.
top: J.CREW pants: CELEBRITY PINK shoes: T. J. MAXX backpack: HERSHEL SUPPLY CO. earrings: CHARLOTTE RUSSE
Balancing college and blogging is quite the struggle. My life has been turned upside-down (in a good way) over the past month. There have been so many new people, places, and classes, it is hard for me to keep up. Not to mention I have to share a camera with my sister who is an hour and a half away. Dividing all of our shared pieces was quite the challenge, I miss the curling wand she has at home every day, and I’m sure she misses some of my clothes. I feel like I have been neglecting my blog so I’ve really been thinking of how I could incorporate this into my schedule.
I now live in the grand city of Pittsburgh and I am loving every minute of it! My usual rural landscape has been beautifully transformed into a city skyline scattered with hordes of college kids toting backpacks around.
I will now be sharing mostly iPhone pictures, although the quality saddens me it is all I have. I’m also going to post more inspirational photos that will give you more of a glimpse into my life, because let’s get real, there are some amazing photos to be taken in an urban area. By this I mean mostly skyline photos because I’m just obsessed.
Here is a little glimpse of my outfit the other day. I took a little walk into the city to get noodles, which were amazing, and way better than college cafeteria food! I was really feeling a fall vibe so I wore my suede moccasins and a multicolored greenish scarf, along with skinny green cargo pants and a gray flannel.
Stay constantly inspired! Love Mikella
It’s okay to wear white after Labor Day, this is no longer a fashion rule. Be rebellious and wear the color white the whole way through winter! Don’t let the old school fashion rules scare you away. Here I tried to go for a softer end of summer look, pairing light pink with the white tones. I always wear these Valentino look a likes, I can’t get enough of the edge they put on any look.
pants:CELEBRITY PINK shirt: ABERCROMBIE AND FITCH shoes: T.J.MAXX earrings and ring: FOREVER 21
I recently made a trip to Forever 21 and picked up this red circle skirt. I have always loved the look of circle skirts, but have never purchased one. I’m so late to embrace this trend but I had to get this when I saw it in red. When I wore this circle skirt, I had a little trouble deciding what to pair with it, probably due to the fact half that I only have half of my wardrobe to choose from. Closet downsizing for college is the worst!
I decided to go with a boxy lace shirt and a skinny silver belt. This combination took me from day to night seamlessly!
skirt: FOREVER 21 shoes: FRANCO SARTO (DSW) shirt: FOREVER 21 belt: CHARMING CHARLIE