CollegeFashionista X AEO: Freshman 15, Day 7

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From Louis Vuitton to Marni, denim has shown itself to be much more than the weekend uniform it is usually associated with. As college students, the blue jean has become a go-to piece for everyday wear. It is easy, comfortable and shows off all the right assets. The spring 2013 runways have taken this versatile, all-American fabric and made it into a covetable, high fashion staple. Our fundamental college item has taken itself to a new level, and it is only right that we follow it.

This fall, your jeans should maintain their role as a fundamental part of your wardrobe. A boyfriend silhouette is perfect for a relaxed day outing and your wide-leg pair will take you everywhere from office hours to a chic GNO. The runways offered a mélange of options to keep your look varied, from dresses to vests to dungarees. Wearing denim on denim is still in, so don’t be afraid to mix dark and light washes or tuck your chambray into your skinny jeans.

Despite the variety of options available and on trend, there is something comforting about a simple pair of jeans. If The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants taught us anything, it is about the magic of the elusively perfect pair. We long for the ones that makes our legs look like Gisele’s and refuse to let any go when they have become faded and worn. These high-waisted black jeggings from American Eagle Outfitters are just one of those pairs.

I wore them with a slightly short, lace blouse and my favorite brown leather clogs from Madewell. The jeggings go perfectly from day-to-night and are versatile enough to go with most anything. While I chose to wear them with heels and a blouse, they look equally chic with a T-shirt and ballet flats. From an 8:30 am class to bar-hopping through Atlanta, black jeans will serve you till their last thread and can fit anyone’s personal style.

Tip: College is the best time to begin investing in pieces that will last you beyond graduation. Even though we are all on a budget, don’t be afraid to spend money on the perfect pair of jeans. They will always be worth it.

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