Hey Fashion Girl, 

I'm 15 years old, heading into sophomore year. I live in Mira Mesa, CA and I would like to get a head start on my fashion for next year. For the past few years I didn't really care what I wore, and I just threw on anything that looked good. But now I want to take the time to choose my outfits. I would like to go for a nerdy/sporty look. Any advice? Thanks.


P.S. Do you give advice on makeup too?

Hi Caroline,

First off, I totally get you. I love the nerdy/sporty look! One great way to tap into that look without going overboard is to try mixing sporty looks with fashion-forward styles. For example, throw on some sneakers with a cute, feminine miniskirt in a floral pattern. Take a look at Fashion Club's Style Inspo board on Pinterest. There is the cutest photo of someone wearing Chuck Taylor high tops with sequin leggings. Love!


As far as nerdy goes, I think a good approach is collegiate style. Try wearing a cardigan with a button up collared shirt once in a while. Very preppy chic.

And yes, I absolutely can field your makeup questions. Send them my way!

Yours Truly,

Fashion Girl

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