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Campus Style: London Denim

Today’s top campus style pick is brought to you courtesy of one of the great fashion capitals of the world, London! The natural host to street style equally posh and avant-garde, London has one more claim on our campus collegiate’s heart: Topshop.

Keep reading to see what else our own UF globetrotter, Ashley Suarez, has to say about London fashion, as well as her own take on controversial trends (double denim: yea or nay?) and the style influencers of today (Kendall Jenner, obviously).

Name: Ashley Suarez

Age: 20

Year: Junior

Major: English and history

Her Campus: What are you wearing and where is it from?

Ashley Suarez: “I’m wearing a pair of Adidas Superstar shoes, along with a Topshop shirt, jeans and jacket. The bralette is from Victoria’s Secret.”

HC: Who are your style icons?

AS: “I actually really like Beyonce because she plays with texture and color a lot, but Kendall Jenner too—I feel her style’s a good mix between being edgy and classy. That’s what I go for as well, depending on the day.”

HC: What would you describe your style as?

AS: “I wear a lot of vintage-inspired stuff without actually being all the way vintage-y. It’s like a mix between vintage and contemporary styles. I do definitely mix with edgy and more risky fashion than safe.”

HC: What are your fashion stores to shop at?

AS: “Topshop! I lived in London for six months, so Topshop was a big part of my style, especially now. It’s a lot of why I shop online still. Other than that, I’m also really into Zara, which kind of plays into me not going as edgy but clean-cut.”

HC: How would you say London fashion is different from here in Gainesville?

AS: “It’s very edgy, and it’s edgy without trying too hard. For example, I had a really cool pair of chunky black boots I’d wear all the time over there, and I feel if I wore that here in Gainesville, people would be like, ‘Why are you wearing those boots?’. London, despite also being posh and clean-cut, is way more friendly to edgy street style.”

HC: What’s your favorite wardrobe piece at the moment?

AS: “These jeans, actually! I wear them all the time. They’re so comfortable, especially paired with my Adidas. These two, and my jean jacket, are my go-to pieces.”

HC: Okay, last question of the day! What’s your style advice for Gator gals reading this?

AS: “Don’t be afraid to try new things. For example, I hated double denim because of the whole Justin Timberlake at the VMA’s cowboy look, but now I love the trend. So, play with what you think is cool and what you feel comfortable in. Also, don’t forget to mix in your interests and take fashion risks!”

Photo Credit: Anna Burbano

Anna Burbano is a junior at the University of Florida pursuing a B.A. in English. Alongside minoring in Classical Studies, she harbors a (not so secret) passion for fashion magazines and musical theatre. Most of the time, you’ll find Anna daydreaming about the following things: what life would be like as a Disney princess, meeting lyrical genius Lin-Manuel Miranda, or any number of dashing Jane Austen heroes (especially Northanger Abbey’s Mr. Tilney). Follow her at www.annaburbano.com!
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