The idea that stressed-out college students would opt for a relaxed style versus rigorously coordinating every inch of their outfits is by no means a new concept. Students short on time and low on energy seek comfort wherever they can get it—be it that quick coffee at Starbucks or, gasp, the old high school hoodie.
But fear not, CollegeFashionistas, for comfortable chic is definitely in your grasp. But first, put down that sweatshirt.
This Fashionista was waiting outside her lecture hall dressed head to toe with comfort in mind. However, she did so without looking sloppy. It’s a precarious balance, but when one learns to do it well, most early morning late-to-class clothing catastrophes can be eliminated for good.
For footwear, this Fashionista trusted in her classic black ballet flats. The shoe style is a no-brainer; from supreme comfort to an agreeable color palette, black flats delicately toe the line of regal elegance and casual cool without even trying. They’re definite must-haves for girls on the go.
The gray slouchy sweater this Fashionista opted for is a fresh alternative to a boring been-there-done-that sweatshirt. Plus, its open design allows others a look at whatever fabulous outfit sits beneath it.
The necklace this Fashionista chose is a simple gold-chained one, an easy way to dress up any ensemble without being too flashy.
Spotted: Black ballet flats were spotted in the spring 2013 line of Lanvin.