Sophomore Caroline Kreul caught my eye this past weekend while I was attending an event at Union South. I noticed her fun patterned shirt paired with a cute blazer, both of which seem to be popular trends on campus.
Blazers are a great way to dress up any outfit. They can either be worn to class paired with a cute shirt, like Caroline did, or they can be paired with a blouse for a more formal event. Either way, you cannot go wrong!
Her outfit was stylish and fun, yet practical, and it could be worn for almost any occasion. I loved that she paired her brightly colored patterned shirt with solid red pants. Mixing strong patterns and solids is an excellent way to stick out. I also couldn’t help but notice how she topped off her outfit with a cute pair of brown leather boots, a simple way to dress up a plain pair of jeans.
Because I couldn’t stop looking at her outfit, I had to ask her some questions about her style choices. Here’s the breakdown:
Caroline Kreul, Sophomore
Boots: Ralph Lauren
Pants: Calvin Klein
Top: “I got it for Christmas from my mom, so I’m not really sure where it’s from.”
What are your favorite stores to shop at? “Francesca’s, Dry Goods, J.Crew. I’m kind of preppy like that.”
Do you have a favorite piece of clothing? “Probably these boots actually. They are super well made, and whenever I put them on, whether it’s just a sweatshirt and jeans or an outfit like this, I feel like it makes it a little bit better.”
Is there one particular item of clothing or accessory you love to buy? “Oh my gosh – bags, like totes. I have an insane amount of totes. I just use them for class.”
Do you like to shop online or in stores? “What usually happens is I browse online for hours and hours and hours and then I actually go to the store so I don’t have to worry about shipping to a dorm.”
What is your favorite brand? “I love anything Ralph Lauren. I also love Kate Spade with a passion. She’s so classy and classic.”
Do you try to keep up with the trends on campus? “I wouldn’t say that I necessarily try to stick out, but if there’s something I like that maybe doesn’t fit it with the Madison really chill perspective, I’ll wear it. I don’t really care.”
Caroline’s style can be a great fashion inspiration for all of us here on campus. She shows us that it is easy to look stylish – all you need is a great pair of boots to make any outfit look just a little bit better!