Our stylish staffers are taking a look back to their college years to share their fashion ups and downs, must-have picks, and hard-earned advice. This week we talked to merchandiser Holly.
Name: Holly Holte
School: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Class of 2008.
SHOPBOP: During your college years, did you ever try any trends or styles that, looking back, weren’t so great?
HOLLY HOLTE: Juicy track suits! I lived—shamefully—in my blaze orange, cropped terry set.
SB: What were some looks you loved, even now?
HH: I still love my love story J Brand Love Story flares! They are denim classics that have lasted me years. My girlfriends and I would also frequent a thrift store next to our apartment and buy really chunky, beaded necklaces. I still wear some of them.
SB: It’s back-to-school time. What are your top must-haves for fall?
HH: A MONROW army jacket to layer over everything. I love the leather details and plaid lining! A graphic tee with a fun edge, and Current/Elliott grey denim skinnies. A roomy By Malene Birger tote in a pretty hue, and with all that trekking to class, comfy shoes. I love the leopard print on these Rebecca Minkoff sneakers.
SB: What is your style advice to those who are in school now?
HH: Have fun and don’t take yourself too seriously. College is the perfect time to make all those glorious mistakes.
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