Discover my red top + charcoal polka dot mini skirt outfit, fit for summer college and college parties, and get ideas on what to wear to college in summer!
Hey there, sexy! It’s getting hotter and hotter everyday, and you know what that means – cute sundresses and mini-skirts! Whether you’re going to a summer date or a college party, you wanna be comfy yet chic. For me, skirts and dresses are the way to go in the summer, because jeans is too tight and I’d rather reserve it for the winter!
College Outfits for Summer: College is all about exploring yourself and creating your unique personality, so think of what you want that to be when you choose your wardrobe. For me it all depends on my mood – sometimes it’s cool colors and capris with tees, and other times, it’s brights and hot chili reds! For college parties, if you wanna make a statement, red is a great choice to stand out in the crowd. In this outfit, I paired a red sleeveless top with a charcoal-colored polka dot mini skirt.
I accessorized them with ankle-strap wedge heels in black and white, and a large red top-handle handbag. I love this one, because it holds everything from my laptop to wallet, a notebook and keys. Great for those days when you need your laptop with you, but can’t match your backpack with your cute dress! And of course, a stylish pair of sunglasses that you can depend on throughout the sunny day!
Red Ombre Lip Look: I didn’t want a very red lip look for this outfit, because when I was in college, I didn’t like to wear red lipstick, but it’s your choice. Here, I created a red/pink ombre lip look. For this, I first put on some lip balm. Then I lined the outer edges with a red lip liner, and smudged it inside a little bit. Then I filled in the rest of the lips with pink lip liner and topped it off with clear pink lip gloss, while smudging the two lip liners.
So what can you wear to college? For classes, shorts and tees, culottes, tops with jeans or knee-length skirts are great options. Pair them with cross-body bags and criss-cross flats or ballet flats (which are great for running from class to class!) For college parties or dates, you wanna make more of a statement, and it’s okay to take risks. So wear something you wouldn’t wear to the classes. My favorites in summers are mini skirts and mini dresses. Pair them with off-shoulder or sleeveless tops. And I love wearing wedges when I need to walk a lot. Add some nice accessories. Here, I added double chain pendant necklaces in gold, and a matching bracelet and small earrings.
So did you like my college /college party look? If red is not your color, replace the red with white in this outfit and it still works great! Hope you got some fashionable ideas on what to wear to college in the summer. Lemme know what you love to wear to college in the comments below! Muaah XOXO
I was wearing:
Red Sleeveless Top: Ann Taylor
Polka Dot Skirt: Forever 21
Ankle Strap Platform Heels: Charles & Keith
Red Handbag: Michael Kors
Tortoise Shell Sunglasses: Ralph Lauren
Gold-Dipped Orchids Pendant Necklaces, Bracelet & Earrings: Risis, Singapore
Foundation: L’Oreal Infallible 24H
Eye Primer: Dior Backstage Eye Prime
Nail Polish: O.P.I. Dutch Tulips
Eye Shadow: Sportsgirl The Metallic Edit Baked Eye & Cheek Palette
Face Powder and Bronzer: Diorskin Forever Compact, Diorskin Nude Tan Matte
Red Lipliner and Eyeliner: M.A.C. Lip Pencil in Brick and Waterproof Liquid Liner
Pink Lipliner and Lip Gloss: Dior Lipliner Pencil in Candy Rose and Dior Addict 043 Caprice
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