What to Wear

It’s finals week and you’ve been glued to that study guide, paper or group project for more hours than you’d care to count. Whether you’re anxiously awaiting what your design profesor will say at your critique or you’re cramming for that dreaded statistics exam, dressing comfortably, yet with sophistication, will determine your mood and help steer you through the week that everyone hates.

This Fashionista was spotted strolling down Market Street, folder in hand, ready to take on the world. Her chic plaid outerwear instantly caught my attention and her neutral color palette seemed to reinforce a sense of serenity during a chaotic week. Her black skinny jeans, when paired with black pointy-toed flats formed the perfect balance of class and trend. Reminiscent of a modern-day Audrey Hepburn, this Fashionista was full of grace and confidence on her way to her final exam. Her leather messenger bag added another layer of refinement to an already polished finals week ensemble.

To translate this Fashionista’s look from what you already have in your wardrobe, study up! Feel free to take notes. First, pair your favorite black leggings with black flats. Second, throw on an oversized sweater and a peacoat. Third, grab your most simple leather purse, and you’ll be ready to go ace that final, and look terrific while doing so. You’ll look so sharp and ready to succeed, you’ll have your classmates wishing they weren’t wearing sweatpants.

One Simple Change: For a night out of celebrating once your finals are complete, swap the black pants for a black body con skirt and textured tights.


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