What to Wear

A full day of errands calls for a comfortable yet put together outfit. Although yoga pants and an oversized crewneck sweatshirt seem like the perfect combo, your closet offers more stylish options. You want an ensemble that will accommodate a day of store hopping, while impressing those you run into. (If you’re running errands on campus trust me, you’re going to see people you know.) This Fashionista strategically uses her outerwear to create an ideal outfit for running errands—sweatpants not included.

When you know you’ll constantly be transitioning from outside to inside, don a jacket that you can wear in both environments. Rather than covering her style, this Fashionista rocks it with a color-blocked jacket adorned with oversized cargo pockets. Her jacket is heavy enough to battle Mother Nature (when worn over layers), but fashionable enough to be kept on in stores. To make the look pop, she accents the dark, muted colors with bold pops of crimson. Her weather-friendly boots and playful backpack (which doubles as a handbag with its handles) are functional and stylish, helping to complete her errand-ready ensemble.

Use this Fashionista for inspiration in order to find your perfect errand look. Use a unique coat as your base and build your outfit around it. Choose a pair of comfy, waterproof shoes in anticipation for fluctuating weather and lots of walking. A popular go-to for many students is L.L.Bean boots due to their functionality and versatility. If you’re still dying to throw on sweatpants, choose their glorified sister: leggings. Opt for a patterned pair to amp up your look, or a pair with leather panels for a chic touch. Top the outfit off with a statement bag or trendy backpack, and if it’s sunny rock some cool shades.

Counter your hectic, errand-filled day with a casual, put together look that exposes your style. Make people look at you while you look for everything you need.

One Simple Change: Replace the coat with a waterproof trench and grab an umbrella for rainy days.


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