Let’s face it: Mondays are hard enough without feeling the pressure to combat the weekend’s restlessness by wiggling into jeans and attempting to look any level of presentable. Sometimes we have to accept that not every day is a chiffon blouse day and just reach for the inevitable: a sweatshirt and leggings.
Before I forgive the casual Monday look all together; however, I must harp that this isn't an excuse to look as if you’re headed to the gym’s weight room. As this week's Fashionista has demonstrated, there’s a technique to sneaking in comfort without looking anything less than chic. Enter, the Victoria’s Secret crewneck and a pair of sweet ballet flats.
By matching your cozy top with a pair of thick, clean black leggings and a standout pair of shoes, your look transforms from drab to fab in one seamless step. A tip to keep in mind when picking out what sweatshirt to wear for the day is to gravitate toward bright colors or patterns. When your crewneck can stand on it’s own and isn’t a darker shade, people automatically assume more effort was put into the outfit than what actually was, and who doesn’t love extra credit? Another tip for your comfy day out is to swap in your backpack for an oversized traveler bag like this one from ASOS. By omitting the standard backpack, you’re taking the look one step away from traditional collegiate and veering more towards effortlessly stylish.
To steal this Fashionista’s look, head over to Victoria’s Secret and check out their hoodies and pullovers sections. There’s a fit and style for every one and a VS Pink piece is a college staple. No one does ballet flats better than Steve Madden and these black Kadiee’s will get you through multiple seasons of chic.