You know that gross feeling you get toward the end of summer when you realize that you might actually be the smallest bit excited about the beginning of classes? Unfortunately, this dirty feeling usually washes itself off the moment after you go over your first syllabus. After a few
weeks days, waking up and getting to class becomes an accomplishment in itself, and dressing well becomes an afterthought.
This Fashionista combines simple pieces to create a practical look for class. Sticking with neutral tones that are perfect for fall (we’ve got to start thinking about it, people), she pairs her striped T-shirt with black silk shorts, which are cinched at the waist. This is a great way to add texture and a little edge to a classic look. She tops it off with an oversized cardigan that has the comfort level to rival the coziest of sweatshirts.
Her oversized tan tote stands out as the outfit’s staple and the necessary piece for class attire. Although a neutral color, its mere size makes it a statement piece. The bag is also large enough to carry just about everything needed for class and is a chic alternative to a backpack.
Also, let us take this opportunity to address the passé elephant in the room: anyone who ever told you that you can’t wear black and brown together is, well, obviously wrong.
One Simple Change: To spice up a casual date night, this Fashionista could replace her cardigan with a leather-paneled blazer. Nothing says “casual” like adding a little leather, right?