It’s Monday morning. It’s early. It’s cold and it’s overcast. You are curled up in bed, tempted to reach for a pair of yoga pants, an oversized T-shirt and your warm Patagonia. You want to be comfortable for class and are not concerned with your appearance. While we have all heard the phrase “dress to impress,” that is the last thing you are concerned with when that dreaded Monday morning arrives. However, take advice from this Fashionista and know that you can be both comfortable and fashion-forward at the same time.
The basis of this Fashionista’s look is her bold maxi skirt. Rather than sticking with a neutral color or solid fabric, she spiced it up with a deep emerald geometrically-striped print. Emerald was chosen as the Pantone spring 2013 Color of the Year, and this Fashionista works a shade of the winning hue perfectly. She chose to make the maxi the focal point of her outfit by pairing it with a neutral sheer top and layering a black tank underneath to complement the black stripes and tote bag. She completed the look with a feminine yet statement-making gold monogram necklace — a necessity for the Southern student.
To achieve this Fashionista’s effortless yet fashion-forward look, start with an eye-catching maxi skirt. Aside from emerald, Pantone color trends for the approaching spring season that would work well with a maxi are nectarine, poppy red and violet. Pair the skirt with a neutral sheer top; you can choose a button-down with sleeves like this Fashionista did, or opt for the sleeveless route for when the weather warms up.
Fashionistas, it’s time to put your workout wardrobe aside (yes, even on those cool, early mornings!). In this day and age, we don’t have to compromise comfort for fashion, and this is made clear by the ever-popular maxi skirt. Don’t be afraid to add some flair to your everyday wardrobe; slip into your favorite maxi and dress to impress!