A well assembled outfit generally possesses a few characteristics that partake in its success. Some of these contributing factors include the mandatory amazing feeling that comes with wearing that new splurge as well as the undeniable need for a sense of comfort. But when the clothes you put on in the morning for class are equally fitting for late night dinner plans with friends, you’ve hit the trifecta. To avoid tearing your closet apart, desperately searching for a quick change of clothes after the sun has set and your agenda no longer includes scampering between classes, plan a little smarter in the morning and save yourself some time later on.
The key to crafting a perfect day to night outfit is mixing easy, effortless casual pieces with items that are a little more exciting and can seamlessly transition into an evening setting. This Fashionista’s black skinny leather pants and statement leopard faux fur provide a great foundation for a nighttime look. Her red beanie, which delivers an unexpected pop of color, as well as her classic Ray-Bans and patent Dr. Martens signify pieces more appropriately worn during the day. A handful of rings and a tribal necklace from Forever 21 add some extra oomph.
Day to night is not difficult, as long as you maintain a balance. Start with a simple tee and try on an edgy jacket that is functional but also warm, such as this black MINKPINK asymmetrical shearling jacket. These ombré washed jeans from Current/Elliot are calm enough to wear to class, but still trendy to wear out at night. While Dr. Martens have enough personality for any outfit, any time of day, if heels are more your thing, I’d go for an edgy motorcycle bootie. Also, don’t forget to accessorize with some rings or necklaces as you see fit. A glint of gold or silver here and there can level up the excitement factor of any outfit. I turn to Forever 21 for a lot of my jewelry since they always update their merchandise according to current fads and don’t charge you astronomical prices. Try this geo ring, which looks way more expensive than it is, or an arrowhead necklace reminiscent of the pricier House of Harlow 1960 brand.
If there’s one thing students in New York always are, it’s busy. When you have the opportunity to go straight from your late Thursday class to a comedy club with your friends in the East Village, it is crucial that your outfit goes with you.
One Simple Change: Swap out the leopard print fur for something less in your face like this patterned cardigan from Urban Outfitters, if you really intend to keep it casual.