Style Advice of the Week

Warmer weather has finally settled in, the snow has melted and it is clear that students are starting to feel that sense of relief brought on by the beginning of spring. Thigh-high socks are the perfect way to wear dresses, skirts and shorts in the midst of this seasonal change. However, just because we’ve kicked off the start of skin-bearing attire doesn’t mean it’s summer just yet! Therefore, keep to appropriate color schemes like neutrals with dark or washed out greens, blues and purples. Brights may not be fully in season but don’t let yourself succumb to dull outfits. This Fashionista contrasts a dark gray embroidered tunic dress and black boots with a light cream cardigan. She gives off an urban meets chic aesthetic just by the embroidery and cut of her dress. A preppy chic alternative would be to match argyle thigh-highs and loafers with an oversized button-down and a pleated mini skirt.

Although this sock trend goes far back, black thigh-highs paired along with moto boots and high-waisted denim shorts was huge hit this summer. Lately I have been seeing a lot of girls wearing thigh-highs with Jeffrey Campbell Litas and skater skirts. While floral print skirts offer a girly touch, plaid and leather skirts will give your outfit an added edge. This is a nighttime look that is not only chic and easy to throw on with a crop top but is also very slimming. Need I say more? Variations to this would be a solid colored romper or cami shift dress since a girl can never go wrong with a one piece and a lengthened cami is the definition of comfort.

A stylish way to complete this revamped schoolgirl ensemble is to match your nail and lipstick colors to your purse or some other accessory (to be specific, I’m thinking burgundy, pale pink, nude, or classic red).


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