STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Practically Perfect

Style Advice of the Week

Fewer things are worse than seeing a lost Fashionista walking around in functionally inappropriate clothing. I’m sure we’ve all seen and cringed at the girl struggling to walk on the cobblestone path to class in five-inch stilettos and no matter how cute her skirt may be, there is nothing attractive about goosebump-ridden, shivering, bare legs in the dead of winter. While some have tried to sacrifice practicality for fashion when heading to class, there is nothing more fashionable than a practical and appropriate outfit.

This Fashionista flaunted a look that was comfortable for going to class or for a day at the library. Her combination of basic wardrobe essentials together made a cohesive look, and by swapping out the typically worn pair of sneakers or ballet flats for a pair of oxfords, this Fashionista instantly added a classic touch to her outfit. Pairing her shoes with a graphic T-shirt, a pair of blue jeans, a light, but warm, jacket and a sturdy tote, this Fashionista was ready for class in a functional, practical and stylish outfit. The light materials of her jacket and tote bag were perfect options to prevent her from being weighed down, especially when carrying a bag of heavy books, and her sturdy shoes looked ready to take on any challenge that Locust Walk may have thrown at her.

To incorporate this Fashionista’s practical and stylish look into your own wardrobe, dress up your favorite graphic T-shirt or tank with a pair of dark wash, cuffed skinny jeans. Bearing a bit of ankle when wearing oxfords is a great way to add a touch of femininity — especially when wearing a menswear-inspired shoe.

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