Classes, clubs, jobs, exams, parties, projects: welcome to the brink of exhaustion where most of us spend the grand majority of the school week. Fashion Gods forgive us, but sometimes a girl just can’t be bothered to wiggle into skinny jeans and five-inch pumps on a school day. So what do you do when your body is begging for a break, but you don’t want to leave your apartment in your go-to library ensemble yet again? Drop the denim, take a deep breath and go for casual cool.
As dearly as I love my leggings, chambray button-downs and converse, I couldn’t help but look down in disdain at my lazy day staples when I found myself behind this Fashionista in line for my morning coffee. She nailed the optimum balance between cool and casual, and left me not only appreciating her outfit, but knowing I had to add a few new tips to my arsenal as well (after a much-needed vanilla latte fix, of course).
So how do you manage to look perfectly put together in an outfit that’s curl-up-with-a-good-book-and-chamomile-tea-comfortable? Take a pointer from this lovely lady and swap a safe staple for something more fun (but equally as cozy) like exchanging your leggings or yoga pants for a pair of flowing linens, or even take it a step further and go for a daring and ultra-modern drop-crotch set.
Fight the temptation to opt for moccasins or flip-flops and do your gams some justice in a pair of chic wedges. This will offset the laid-back vibe of your boho bottom half and keep you looking polished.
A bag with a pop of neon breathes life into a neutral color palette, and the subtle cutout detail on the back of this Fashionista’s sweater lends a hint of effortless sex appeal. To try this look for yourself, grab a NASTY GAL Split-Back Knit. If you're looking to splurge, this Helmut Lang sweater is a gorgeously bold update to the cutout craze.
Beauty doesn’t always have to be painful. A combo like this will keep you radiant, comfortable and confident, even on your most draining day.