As the cold hair sweeps in over the rolling mountains of the West Coast, we tend to reach for our jeans, boots and scarves. Often, we forget that it is possible to wear continue wearing our warm-weathered pieces even into December. Just because it’s cotton or a dress or a sunhat doesn’t mean it should be neglected and stowed away under your dorm bed.
This College Fashionista refuses to file her black maxi in the “summer” bin. Her soft long dress is cozy and non-restricting, while fully shielding her legs from the breeze. She wears a denim jacket for added texture, color, and insulation, and a pair of boots to complete the nippy morning look.
The fashionable senior rocks a floppy black hat, which is posh yet surprisingly functional. It shields her eyes from the strong California sun, keeps her head toasty, doesn’t require a fancy hairdo on this early Monday morning. When rocking trendy accessories like this, confidence is key. If you’re dream is to pull off a floppy hat and look like a celebrity, do so with self assurance and pride. Don’t fuss with the hat and pull it off of your head when your friends walk by—be a charismatic girl with certainty and positivity. You’ll stand out amongst the sea of beanies. A floppy hat will allow you to work your bedhead and frame your luminous, wide awake face (which will hopefully sparkle after a few cups of coffee). Practice shaping the hat in varying ways, alternating the direction until you achieve the look you want.