Ashley Greene is one of the fast rising stars from the Twilight Saga. The 25 year-old is mostly known to the world as Alice Cullen, the sweet sister of the vampire family, with an edgy, dark look far from Ashely’s personal style. With her major success from playing the role of Alice Cullen, Greene has now become a fashion “it” girl. Of course, being friends with fashion designer Donna Karan and becoming the ambassador for DKNY has helped this image. But we can’t neglect the fact that Greene amazing style all by herself. In fact she is known for being effortlessly fashionable, day and night.Want to snatch up Ashley’s casually chic style? This is perfect for co-eds who are looking for an effortless style.
With her career looking bright and promising for the future, Ashley told Lucky Magazine in March, “I am so laser-focused on my career, because when you’re dealt these cards you’d be stupid not to.”
We expect to see amazing things come from this actress even without the help of the ‘Twilight’ franchise.
3. Focus on the Waist. One of the best trends for fall 2012 is emphasizing your small waist. And yes, we all have a small waist, so the trick is to show it, not hide it! Peplum looks amazing on pretty much anyone, and there are now several dresses and jackets that have it. Don’t want to go shopping? Just add a small belt around your waist and presto! You have now created a peplum shirt.
When packing, every girl’s first thought is to “pack light.” However, we all want to be prepared for any occasion that may come up, which leads us to overstuff our suitcase for a two-night getaway. And let’s face it, it’s full of items we won’t even look at twice.
So how do you pack light? Simple! You focus on the basic items that can be found in every girl’s closet. Mix and match to create tons of options with these fall essentials from head to toe.
1. Basic Square Scarf:
Pair this with jeans, dresses, jackets, and anything you want! It will give your go-to outfit an instant facelift, and you can wear a square 30 different ways, maybe even more. Stick to natural colors to get the most use out of it on your trip.
Inspiration on how to tie your scarf: Check This Out!
2. White or Black Basic Top:
This item will take you so far when creating your outfits. Pair with any bottoms you like to create a look for any occasion. Skinny jeans keeps the look casual for day, while a flared skirt adds some sophistication in the evening.
3. Basic Flared Jeans:
I love heavily threaded and embellished jeans. However, it is pretty obvious when you wear them two days in a row. When packing, stick to a basic dark-wash pair. Not only can you wear them repeatedly, they will make your legs look long and thin. Double Score!
These basic jeans can be found at Forever21
4. Colored Skinny Jeans:
Need to spice your wardrobe up? Fall is the perfect time to add a pop of color, so take advantage of all the amazing colored jeans.
These colored skinny jeans can be found at Forever21
5. Flared Skirt:
This versatile garment lets you go from day to evening by simply changing your shoes. Let your imagination have fun with this essential piece.
6. Nude Pumps:
Shoes, shoes, shoes! Ah, I absolutely feel like shoes complete an outfit! However, having this mindset when packing can get dangerous. So just pack nude pumps, which will go with any outfit you piece together.
7. Beige Boots:
One of the best things about fall is our super comfy boots. Do not forget to pack these for your weekend getaway. A neutral pair will go everything.
These are basic garments you should consider packing for any fall trip. Have fun designing your own outfits to fit each occasion and your own personal style. Of course, accessories should not be left out, and never underestimate the power of hair and makeup. Changing these up with each outfit will also create a “new” look!
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Name: Kayla Joy Divelbiss
Position: Fashion/Dating and Relationship Writer
College/University: Academy of Design
Year in studies: Graduate – 2011
Major/minor: Fashion Merchandising
Organizational involvement: Graduation Committee, Fashion Forward Club, and Zumbathon benefitting Susan G. Komen Foundation
I show my school spirit by: Always pulling out the traditional Tampa Bay hoodie each fall!
My favorite thing about Fall is: Everything! The crisp air, warm colors, and of course pumpkin spice lattes. It is my favorite time of year.
For Halloween I will be: Oh no! I never give this piece of information out, it is always a surprise!
Neon pants – yay or nay? yay! I love color.
Twitter or Facebook? Twitter all the way! Follow me: @kaylajdivelbiss
I love Pinterest because: I am able to organize all my thoughts and ideas! Everything has a distinct place on Pinterest and did I mention that I am able to organize? Pin with me: kaylajdivelbiss
My favorite color is: Pink! I have tried to gravitate away from it, but I just can’t!
My go-to accessory is: My special purple ring. It is now my signature piece and only paid six bucks for it!
My favorite store is: Forever 21. You can’t get more classy, chic, and affordable than this store.
My favorite food is: Definitely not the healthiest but the absolute best comfort food; cheese fries.
My favorite movies/TV shows are: The Holiday is one of the best films; very meaningful to me. I love Drop Dead Diva, Dancing With the Stars, and I have never missed a season of America’s Next Top Model.
My favorite book is: Captivating by Staci Elredge and Wild At Heart by John Elredge. These books go hand-in-hand so I can cheat and list both, right? If you have not read these, READ THEM NOW. They will change your life.
My favorite magazine is: CollegeLifestyle of course!
My pet is: The best dog ever! Her name is Zoe Girl and we are a packaged deal
My favorite quote is, because: It’s not about you, it’s up to you! I love this for so many reasons and I feel as though people can take what they want from it. It is a universal phrase that can have various meanings to various people.
My role model is, because: My dad. He has been a true example of what a husband/father/pastor/friend should be. He is actually making my future husband’s job extremely hard!
I spend my weekends…: Exploring new foods! I live in the South where food is a major part of our culture, so my weekend cannot be complete without trying a new dish.
I take a break from studying by…: Having an afternoon cup of coffee. I love my morning coffee, but there is just something about having that one cup in the afternoon. I do believe the fact that I get to cover it with cool whip makes it extra special.
I de-stress by…: Taking a drive with my dog and turning the music up.
My secret talent is: I can make my tongue touch my nose; weird, I know.
My friends describe me as: Imaginative, Organized, and Passionate.
My favorite College Lifestyles article is: 6 DIY Summer Decor Ideas I love DIY projects and each one of these are perfect for organization but yet stylish and chic.
Why I am excited to be an intern for College Lifestyles: I love fashion and can not wait to have the opportunity to write about something I absolutely love.
My definition of a classy co-ed: A girl who is focused on her goals and will not settle for anything less. She is constantly improving every area of her life, style, fitness, lifestyle, etc. not to become a different person, but to become a better version of herself.