Campus Style

After a whole summer of reinventing your wardrobe in anticipation of fresh trends, you find yourself facing a closet with absolutely nothing to wear. Sound familiar? We’ve all been there. Luckily for your wallet, the fix doesn’t involve buying more clothes.

Let your favorite music genres influence your wardrobe. (night2dawn.tumblr.com)

The solution is to get inspired. Allow yourself to pull new ideas from a character in a movie, the theme of a song or even the location of a current event. Take any element of interest from that particular source and incorporate it into your wardrobe!

Still not catching the wave? Here are a few examples:

A Symphony of Style

Your alarm clock radio wakes you up to Metalica’s legendary ballad, “Fade to Black,” which immediately gives you the license to pull off the “all-black everything” obsession, or even be inspired to do something as simple as throw a fitted leather jacket over a delicate white dress to create a heaven vs. hell edgy combination.

The Revolutionary Ensemble

Perhaps you have been following the Egyptian Revolution and recent buzz surrounding its first democratically elected president. You could combine your chic maxi dress with a Cleopatra-inspired gold headpiece and an assortment of chunky, Egyptian bangles.

Cinema Chic

If it’s Sunday night and you’re cuddled up with a pint of Ben & Jerry’s chocolate fudge brownie while watching “Pirates of the Caribbean,” let Monday’s ensemble reflect the vintage nautical flair of Captain Jack Sparrow by coupling an off-the-shoulder peasant blouse and skinny jeans with a rustic brown riding boot and some eclectic jewelry.

Now that you have a whole new perspective on how to inspire your wardrobe, go run with it! Soak up every color, texture, pattern and theme you are exposed to, and find a cool new way to incorporate that into tomorrow’s unique look. Don’t be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone. After all, the key to pulling off any look is confidence.