CollegeFashionista X American Eagle Outfitters: Day 18

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After a long drab winter the first thing that gets me excited for spring is bright colors! For some reason, by February I am always itching to pull out my most colorful skinny jeans and swipe on a few coats of bright nail polish. Just as colored jeans have been in vogue the last several seasons, so are colored shorts. I instantly fell in love with these fabulously blue American Eagle Outfitters trouser shorts. The color is perfect for the transitional weather that comes between the hot and cold seasons. The periwinkle blue doesn’t scream, “NEON-SUMMER” but got me out of the jeans and corduroys rotation I had been stuck in all winter.

The key to dressing for this transitional period between seasons is of course, layers. To combat the chills that come in the morning when walking to 8 am classes, I chose to throw on a plaid button-down over a simple tank. When the weather gets warmer throughout the day, the button-down can easily be taken off and tied around the waist while lounging in the sun on the quad.

In the spring, my go-to shoe is always a simple flat tennis shoe. I adore these American Eagle Outfitters two-toned high top sneakers. They are sporty yet girly with a touch of pastel color that scream “spring” and are perfectly comfortable for getting around campus.

The key to dressing for spring—as well as fall, winter and summer— is always accessorizing. My favorite part of getting dressed is accessorizing, so when I went to style this outfit I picked out a few key pieces that helped take this outfit to the next level. As I said before layers are important, which is why I decided to throw on a pop-of-color beanie and fun socks beneath my tennis shoes for warmth. Also, I never leave the house without my trusty sunglasses. These purple aviators are so on trend for spring and the purple lenses are the perfect final detail to campus-ready spring ensemble!


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