So much of fashion is simply inapplicable to the everyday wear of a college student. Of course I would love a heavily embroidered lace dress from Dolce&Gabbana, but I cannot imagine the looks on my classmates faces if I walked in wearing one to an 8:30 a.m. French class. Six-inch stilettos are not too economical in the 15 minute walk across campus as I’m sure you all know.
Despite our inability to bring runway looks directly to our college campus, we are able to slightly modify trends to our daily wardrobes. This Fashionista wears a simple red cotton skirt with a white tank top and Chanel espadrilles. The effect is an unassuming yet immeasurably chic ensemble that is perfect for day-to-day work. She accessorizes with a simple headband that complements the skirt and a killer manicure that takes her back to the Big Apple.
To get this look for yourself, I would recommend investing in unassuming essentials that can be worn repeatedly without becoming overused. Invest in a good white T-shirt, whether it be a V-neck or long sleeve, as they match everything and can be dressed up or down regardless of the occasion. Simple summer skirts are feminine and versatile so they are also a must-have. These skirts can also be easily transferred to fall wardrobes. The classic Soludos espadrilles are another essential for those warm Atlanta autumns where walking across campus can still have you breaking a sweat. These feminine basics will get you through the beginning of the school year worry-free. While it may seem very “girl next door” to rock this seemingly innocent ensemble, your look will stand out from the crowd from the confidence you exude in wearing timeless, flattering pieces that are always on trend.
Your clothes do not always have to provide the edge in your look. Sometimes your personality suffices, and the clothes can simply look beautiful.