This week, I decided to tackle a little something different. I wanted to find a trend on campus that
has been emerging because of the warmer weather. The layers are finally starting to peel
off, and we are left with more diverse fashion opportunities, a plus for all the
fashionistas walking around on campus. One
trend I noticed around campus is vests. It seems like all the girls around campus are
now sporting this new trend; it has become as much of a staple as UGG boots. Many
girls seem to wear these down vests the same way, either over a sweatshirt or a
light jacket. I wanted to find something
a little different and that is when I came across University of Wisconsin freshman Lauren Wilmet. I love the way she stuck to the trend but
decided to switch it up at the same time, making her stick out of the
crowd! She paired her simple, everyday
vest with a stylish, bold patterned shirt that added much more character to her simple outfit. Because she was
adding a little something different to her vest, I had to ask her a few
questions. This is the breakdown:
Vest: North Face
Shirt: Urban Outfitters
How would you describe your style?
I think I have a bunch of different
styles. I dress up girly sometimes, but then I’ll feel like looking rocker or
boho one day. I’m not very limited to
only one, specific style.
Where do you look for fashion inspiration?
I get it from a lot of magazines
like People, US Weekly and Cosmopolitan. I also
look on Instagram to see what the stars are doing. I like to see what people are wearing on
What is your favorite item of clothing?
I have a pair of black jeans from Buckle. You can dress them up or
down, they fit me really well and are stretchy, so they’re super
comfortable. They’re the most
comfortable pair of pants I’ve ever owned.
What is your favorite store to get your go-to fashion items?
I love Besselli, a little boutique
in Green Bay, or Urban Outfitters.
Is there a trend you like or have noticed around campus
I think there are a lot of studs
and rocker-type of things going on. It
seems that people have gone very urban or modern and have been wearing a lot of
patterns. Also, vests now that it’s
Do you have any fashion advice for students here at
I think you should try to be as
comfortable as you can, but cute at the same time. It doesn’t have to be fancy, but throw in
some color or a little piece of jewelry. That can do a lot for an outfit. Even if you decided to wear something boring, throwing a scarf on can
change the whole look.
Lauren can be a fashion inspiration for all students transitioning into spring style. By throwing on a
cute patterned flannel or colorful jeans to a simple vest, the look of your
whole outfit can change. You don’t
always have to try to fit in to the fashion trends that are surrounding you. By
adding a little something like accessories, color or even a cute pair of shoes
to another trend, you can
make yourself noticeable and maybe even inspire other people to start dressing like