Fashion Column: Pitzer Couple Coordinates Outfits

What’s better than a good-looking, well-dressed couple? This week’s fashionable couple, India Downes-Le Guin PZ ’16 and Alex Cooke PZ ’16, show how couples can coordinate styles without looking overly cutesy.

Downes-Le Guin and Cooke both wore a variation on the autumn burgundy color trend without matching too much. They manage to coordinate but still keep their individual styles.

TSL: Where are you guys from?

India Downes-Le Guin: Portland, Oregon

Alex Cooke: I’m originally from England, but I live in Marin County.

TSL: What are you wearing?

ID-L: I’m wearing my roommate’s crop top from Brandy Melville, an American Apparel corduroy skater skirt, Birkenstocks, a necklace from the Grove Vintage in Claremont and my bracelets are from Capetown and Greece. I clearly have a very international arm.

AC: I’m wearing a Volcom shirt, Vineyard Vines shorts and Sperry shoes.

TSL: Do you have a style icon?

ID-L: I really like the way Rachel Bilson dresses. She has a real easiness to her style that I try to strive for.

AC: No, not really. I just dress however makes me most comfortable.

TSL: Where do you shop? Where do you recommend in Claremont?

ID-L: I mostly shop at Urban Outfitters and American Apparel, so I’m really glad there is a big American Apparel in Claremont. I also really love thrift shopping. I go to the Grove Vintage a lot in Claremont, and when I’m home in Portland, I go to Buffalo Exchange.

AC: I do most of my shopping online. I really love the J.Crew sale section. I also really like the website

TSL: What’s your most sentimentally valuable item in your closet?

ID-L: The bracelet that my grandpa gave my grandma on their first anniversary.

AC: I love my Timberlands. I wear them constantly and they’ve been everywhere with me. I also really value my Christmas sweater.

TSL: Did you guys do anything fun together this weekend?

ID-L: We had a picnic on the mounds.

AC: India made caprese sandwiches. I’m obsessed with them. 

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