Although I like glitz, glamour and high heels, sometimes it’s nice to kick back and relax. Instead of wearing those jeans that seem to cut off blood flow to my thighs and pairing them with potentially ankle-snapping stilettos, I prefer to be comfortable. Comfort is an essential component in everything from a dorm room to your outfit for class, but comfortable clothing has an unfortunate stigma of being sloppy. Comfort doesn’t always mean yoga pants—although I am quite fond of them. This week’s Fashionista shows us how to feel comfortable and as fashionable as ever.
One thing that may not seem to fit in a comfort outfit is a dress. Dresses are often seen as inconvenient and hardly casual, but Fashionistas/os have a gift of redefining fashion and repurposing traditional clothing, and this is no different. This flowy black dress is loose fitting, making it ideal for moving around and is perfect for breezy fall days in Evanston. I also love this dress because it’s black. In addition to every woman needing several black dresses, black is extremely flattering. An all-black outfit is immediately classy and the basic base makes it easy for anyone to accessorize.
I know everyone has been waiting to bust out their denim jackets that collected dust over the summer, and now we can all rejoice in the appropriate weather finally returning to us. This denim jacket transforms the outfit into casual daywear and is handy in drafty lecture halls.
Footwear is an important part of a casual outfit. They have to be walking shoes but they don’t have to look like you just returned from a hike. I love these moccasins because they bear my dearest animal print and are the only acceptable way to wear slippers out of the house. Moccasins are like foot pillows and the increasing amount of variety makes it easier than ever to incorporate a pair into your outfit.