What to Wear

Can’t you just feel the excitement in the air as you head back to college and get ready for the new spring semester? That thrill of something new, the determination to excel, the hopes of sitting next to your new crush and, of course, always looking your best. It is vital that we start off the semester on the right foot (and with the right shoe). What better way to do so than with the help of me, Meredith, one of your new fave Style Gurus!

It’s cliché but true that you only get one chance to make a good first impression. With all the pressure of figuring out what to wear to your new classes, I thought there couldn’t be a more prefect way to kick off my WHAT TO WEAR category than to capture and share with all you fellow fashion fanatics a special Fashionista who effortlessly perfected the classroom wear. So when I spotted a Fashionista that was so obviously ready to take on class in her stylish manner, I took advantage of the moment.

What particularly stood out to me with this Fashionista was how she embraced a causal dress paired with some cute booties— a look that was both chic, yet not too overdone. Sometimes it’s hard finding that middle line. You don’t want to be overdressed, but you do want to stand out. There’s really no better way to dress down a dress than with your fave pair of causal street shoes. This chica was able to find both her dress and shoes at Nordstrom, but go ahead and check out these great finds from H&M for additional options.

The most important thing to remember when dressing for class is to be comfortable. Nothing’s worse than sitting in class constantly worrying about your outfit rather than what the professor is saying. After all, when you’re dressed to impress and confident in yourself, you are ultimately more attentive to others.

One Simple Change: To take your effortlessly chic classroom look from day-to-night, it’s as easy as one, two, three. Simply exchange those street shoes for a pair of heels, accessorize with large statement jewelry and add some red lipstick— a personal go to of mine. Now you’re ready to go out for dinner with the girls or perhaps that local artist’s concert.


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