WHAT TO WEAR: Festival

What to Wear

This past week campus has been abuzz with excitement for the Athena Film Festival, a festival hosted by Barnard College that highlights female leadership in both fiction and real life. Each year, the film festival draws in hundreds of students, not only from Barnard and Columbia, but from all of New York City. It’s the perfect stage to show off your impeccable, artistic style. With Mother Nature letting up on the cold front that has hit the City this past week, you can put away the puffy coats and break back out your stylish apparel for the big event.

This Fashionista is a film festival pro, who knows exactly how to dress for this chic event. Her favorite film in the festival, Beasts of the Southern Wild, is reflected in her outfit choice. She described the film as reality intertwined with mysticism reflecting the regaining of innocence—concepts that are reflected in her wardrobe choice.

This Barnard student’s jacket with a fur-lined collar and long skirt show she’s dressing for the harsh reality of winter weather in New York and the long hours of film viewing. She adds a whimsy touch with her headscarf and braided belt. Her raspberry maxi skirt adds a pop of color that jazzes up the ensemble and coordinates perfectly with the matching headscarf, tying the outfit together and making it appear cohesive, top to bottom. Maxi skirts are perfect for all seasons depending on what it’s paired with, and are a good wardrobe staple. Adding a sweater, this Fashionista will be comfortable in cooler weather. Matched with a tank top, the same maxi skirt would be perfect for spring. Her cute lace up shoes add an earthy feel and keep her feet dry in the wintery weather, because even though it’s no longer 12 degrees outside, let’s face it, it’s not spring yet.

One Simple Change: Throw on a pair of relaxed jeans and a piece of stand-out, statement jewelry and you have a casual outfit fit for running errands or going to class.


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