WHAT TO WEAR: Day to Night

What to Wear

We’ve finally reached that point in the semester when papers are due and the first wave of midterms have begun. As a senior, I am beginning the difficult research for my thesis and mildly drowning from the amount of work I have. In order to stay on top of all my work, the library has once again become my second home. But, as any good Colgate student knows, the only true way to cope with the suffocating amount of work we have is to go out. That’s why having a good day to night outfit is crucial for surviving this period of the semester. With the right outfit, you can go from class straight to the library, where you can eat a horrible wrap from the café for dinner, and then conveniently head downtown without missing a beat.

During one of my classes this week, I noticed this Fashionista wearing a perfect day to night outfit. Her skirt and knee-high boots make her outfit perfect for a night out, but she tones down these pieces with her casual slouchy sweater and light scarf. These two elements are crucial for making her outfit class appropriate. If she wore a tighter shirt or showed more skin, she would look like she never made it home last night. But with this balance, she manages to look chic and perfectly appropriate.

One Simple Change: Since this outfit is perfect for transitioning to night activities, the change is extremely simple. Just lose the scarf and replace it with a nice statement necklace. This change in accessories is all you need to take this outfit from class to downtown. You could even tie your scarf to your purse if you are really coming straight from the library! For a final touch add a little bit more makeup, for instance, some more eyeliner or lipstick to add some more drama to your look.


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