Currently, I am faced with the daunting task of packing for my study abroad experience. Unfortunately, the sporadic weather patterns of London make the task very difficult. As a California native, going to school in New York during the winter was not an easy adjustment. Often, I found myself overdressed in order to avoid the cold. I would sport a parka jacket, fuzzy gloves, earmuffs and anything else that would keep me warm around campus while my peers wore light jackets. This time around, however, I am determined to get it right. Thankfully, this Fashionista provided a solution to my packing dilemma: sweaters, sweaters and more sweaters.
This Fashionista demonstrates how to avoid a fashion rut when you are faced with a wardrobe that is limited to the size of one suitcase. By pairing her cable knit cardigan with different patterns, she eliminates the possibility of dullness. She starts by combining her sweater with a striped long-sleeved tee and dark washed jeans. Yet, it is the extra elements that take her look from simplistically sophisticated to tastefully whimsical. Her Kate Spade polka-dotted satchel, floral flats and neon earrings add a stylish flare that can take any basic outfit and turn it into something to talk about.
We can all learn to be a little savvier and mix and match the items in our closet before shopping. This is especially important when you have a reduced wardrobe and are on study abroad budget. So, here I am packing my one suitcase, and thanks to this Fashionista, filling it up halfway with sweaters and accessories.