CollegeFashionista X AEO: Freshman 15, Day 2

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“Once upon a time there was a pair of pants. They were an essential kind of pants – jeans, naturally, blue but not that stiff, new blue you see so often on the first day of school.” Okay, so it may be extremely corny to start off a post about jeans with a quote from the “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,” but honestly I know I am not the only one who was convinced that I’d eventually find a pair of pants that miraculously fit all of my best friends and me. I also know—well, actually I pray I am not the only one who let their friends write in Sharpie all over their jeans in hopes of one day becoming Bridget (aka Blake Lively.) As I have grown up, I have come to the realization that there is no such thing as a pair of magical pants. But, I have also learned that you can find a perfect pair that will make you look and feel great! The key to finding the right pair is to know what best suits your body type. Don’t be afraid to try out different styles until you find the pair that you love.

With classes starting shortly, jeans will definitely become a staple in many of our wardrobes. When they are styled right way, you can never go wrong! I chose to style my pair of light-washed destroyed skinny crop jeans with a sheer top that has velvet geometric shapes. I love the contrast of a light-wash bottom with a darker top. I kept my outfit pretty simple and accessorized my ensemble with a rose gold necklace, rose gold oversized Marc by Marc Jacobs watch, wedges and a cross-body bag. When wearing a bold-patterned top and destroyed jeans it is always better to keep the accessories to a minimum. Classic, comfortable and versatile, a good pair of jeans will never go out of style. I can’t wait to show off my new American Eagle Outfitters denim around campus!

Tip: I guarantee you will be seeing a majority of your peers going to class in yoga pants or running shorts. Don’t be afraid to wear what you like even if it strays away from the norm. I know what you’re thinking now, “This girl just wrote an entire post on the most common item in a college student’s wardrobe and now she’s telling me to be different.” Why yes, I am. You can make an outfit unique, even in a pair of jeans. College is all about figuring out who you are. A great way to express this is through what you wear.

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