With the weather flirting with the idea of winter, now is the time to get the most out of your short sleeves and shorts. From sunny 70s to chilly 50s, let the subtle chill in the air relax your style like sophomore Sydney Zari does.

The speech pathology major marches to the beat of her own drum when it comes to fashion, however she does stay up to date on what’s going on in the fashion world.

“It’s not really important for me to follow trends,” Zari said. “I kind of like to put together whatever I think looks good.”

Zari’s style has evolved from preppy in high school to a more boho chic look. The ultimate goal is to be comfortable.

“I guess ever since I got to Montevallo my clothing style kind of molded to the personality of the school,” Zari explained.

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For weekends, she’ll get a bit dressier if she has plans. “If I’m going out for a dinner date, I’ll get really dressed up and do my hair,” she adds. “I’ll probably wear heavier makeup and more form-fitting clothing.”

She occasionally looks to celebrities like Kendall Jenner and Vanessa Hudgens for inspiration, but isn’t entirely dependent on celebrities for fashion tips.

“If you’re trying to achieve a style that celebrities have, it’s going to be way too expensive because there’s no way you can get the same clothes as them,” Zari said.

To get Sydney’s look you can browse around stores like Free People and Anthropologie for more bohemian pieces, but Zari’s favorite store is Forever 21 because of their inexpensive, but stylish pieces.

“I try to just look for really good deals and clothes that I know will be able to go with any outfit,” Zari said. Cheap chic is a trend that everyone can get behind.