Another College Fashion Week has come and gone. Let’s just say, I’m already excited for the next. It feels like just a few short months ago I was sitting down writing my post on last years show. Although a year has passed, I still feel the same about Her Campus’ College Fashion Week. The night is clearly centered around fashion, but I always feel like I leave with a little more than just style inspiration. I’m hoping this round up can portray the uplifting and inspirational environment. Just being around a bunch of creative people with such passion always leaves me oh so motivated.
But first, a quick ootd
Ah, the classic sitting-against-a-wall #ootd shot. When going into this event I knew I wanted to stay true to my style, but in a not so casual way. I recently picked up this blazer and knew I needed to take this opportunity to dress it up. My day-to-day style is extremely casual, so always jump on the opportunity to dress up some of my favorite pieces. I paired the blazer with my black denim from Primark, as I feel it dresses up the look a little. As for the mustard top, there is nothing special behind this decision, I just really love a good mustard yellow piece. The second best part of the outfit (blazer is #1, duh) are the loafers. I didn’t think I was much of a stud person until I tried these on. I love what they add to an otherwise extremely basic piece. These are also available from Primark for those curious, you can check them out here in my Primark Haul.
Now onto the rest of the night
The night began with some mingling, snacking, sipping, and taking full advantage of every photo-op. This year I attended with my friend Sonia, instead of my boyfriend who tagged along last year. Though I appreciated him coming and supporting me, he’s not exactly a fashionista. So having a friend who is equally interested in fashion made things a little more fun. After collecting our goody bags and meeting with all the brands during our initial stroll around the venue, we then found our seats and settled in for the evening. After a short selfie session, the shows were about to begin.
This year there were four different shows, featuring four unique clothing brands. Those brands being: XIX Palms, Vetta, Cleobella, and the grande finale, Primark. Aside from Primark, I had never heard of these brands before, but was incredibly impressed. The first show featured bright colors and fun florals from XIX Palms. Though I’m not usually one for bright colors, these pieces were more so rich than neon, making them more appealing. The second show, featuring Vetta, may have been my favorite. Incredibly enough, this collection of nearly 30 outfits was made up of only 5 individual pieces; talk about minimalism. All of the pieces were neutral with clean lines and classic features. The third show was described as feminine and romantic, which didn’t have me as initially intrigued at the previous. But I couldn’t have been more wrong. These pieces were all from Cleobella and featured a, as-descibed, feminine design, but with a mixture of classic rich fall colors. Although my look is not very feminine, these piece had a feminine and romantic quality to them while also maintaining a classic and clean feel, which I love. And to top it off, all of Cleobella’s pieces are hand-made; pretty impressive if you ask me.
The last show was the debut of Primark’s new fall line. I could go on and on about my love for Primark, but thats old news. What isn’t old news is their new fall line. This line featured mustard yellows, denim jackets, ruffled sleeves, statement sneakers, plaid prints, and more. Essentially, a mixture of every fall trend and basic you could ever need all in one collection. The best part of this line is how easily acessable it is. Primark is hosting a Student Night shop the runway event this Wednesday (from 5-8 @ the Downtown Crossing location). This will be a night filled with shopping, goodie bags, gift cards and more. For more info on this event and some shopping inspiration, click here.
Will I see you there?