What to Wear

With Thanksgiving break behind us there is only one thing left standing between me and re-watching every season of The OC: finals (queue terrifying Jaws like music). Just thinking about them makes me shutter, and don’t even get me started about the studying part. While you are all trading sleep for textbooks and space in the library, let me remind you, your style is just as important as getting an “A” in Psych 100. So instead of procrastinating on Facebook, please take some time to make a sartorial statement, not a new status update. Just because you might come off as a zombie does not mean you have to dress like one. Breathe in and breathe out, it will all be over before you know it.

Although many of us are in solitary confinement on the quiet floor of the library, getting up, showering and getting dressed in the morning is great motivation for a productive day of studying. Plus, for those who enjoy taking study breaks for coffee or a quick lunch with a friend, dressing the part is necessary. Refrain from the pajamas, or my worst nightmare: the gray on gray sweat suits (or at least do it in the comfort of your own room). Soon, we will all be able to relish in what the holiday season has to offer; until then, finish the semester on a good note!

If anyone knows how to dress for intense days of studying and long hours in the library – it is this Fashionisto. Trust me, he is definitely ready to ace those exams. Finals week is all about dressing casually and comfortably, and this Fashionisto is doing just that. His dark tones are great for the winter and his use of layering is great for keeping warm (and if your campus library is anything like ours, you will need the extra layer). Rocking a graphic sweatshirt and a simple pair of jeans, this Fashionisto is ready for some serious studying. His coat is perfect for the cold winter air and is a great stylistic statement. Not to mention his shoes are just right for snowy upstate New York. Topped off with the most popular finals accessory (the backpack), this Fashionisto is a great example of a casual and comfortable look.

Ladies, you are not off the hook for finals either. A nice sweater paired with comfortable leggings and a pair of boots will work well for long days in the library or sitting through a three-hour exam.

One Simple Change: Swap the jeans for some cords or khakis. They keep you a bit warmer and are more comfortable in my opinion. Happy studying!


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