With a bow in her hair and boots on her feet, Julie Cendejas rocks a style that is more “cute and fun than high fashion or sophisticated.” The recent business graduate loves anything girly or pink. Cendejas holds an admiration for Taylor Swift’s grown-up princess style (“I still want the purple dress she wore on her ‘Speak Now’ tour”), and thinks Birkenstocks are the worst thing to happen to fashion. For some tips on how to encompass a girly look, read on!
Where do you find inspiration?
What do you think is more important: a good pair of shoes or a solid set of accessories?
Definitely a good pair of shoes. I hardly accessorize when it comes to jewelry and handbags. I am obsessed with boots. My favorite pair of boots is my pink Hunter rain boots. They are so perfect for Eugene!
If you could only wear one outfit for the rest of your life, what would it consist of?
A bow, a pink dress, and sandals or cowboy boots. I love spring and summer outfits best because I love brightly colored dresses.
A Lilly Pulitzer dress! Every girl needs a brightly colored dress to make her feel beautiful for special occasions. I wore one for my 21st birthday and I had one for my graduation. They are so pretty I always feel so confident when I wear them.
Are there any items that you think are necessary to splurge on?
Jeans! A good pair of jeans is absolutely essential to flattering your figure. I used to work at American Eagle so I would usually only buy jeans from there. One day I decided to splurge on jeans. I bought a pair of AG jeans at Anthropologie and I will never buy American Eagle jeans again because AG jeans fit me perfectly.
Would you rather be over dressed or under dressed?
I would rather be overdressed. I think the way you dress is a representation of who you are. I think it goes hand-in-hand with preparation. I would rather be over prepared than underprepared for something. If you are overdressed it shows your dedication and effort.