Although it isn’t sweater weather just yet, the mornings and evenings can get quite chilly! New to northeast Ohio? Here are some things you should know about early fall. First: it doesn’t matter if it’s sixty or eighty degrees out – you are most likely going to catch a cold in the beginning of the season, and, if you have allergies, they’re most likely going to make your experience even worse. Second: you’re going to begin to have dangerous urges – strong urges that will tempt you to want to lazily wear sweatpants outside of your dorm room. And third: sleepovers at the library are inevitable. Library time is crucial in the routine of every successful student.
What’s a Fashionista to do? Head over to your local secondhand shop a grab the most interesting and unique oversized sweater. Go right now! The oversized sweater is the miracle piece of your fall closet. It’s better to be safe than sorry. It’s important to always dress warmly, even if you don’t think it’s that cold. What’s great about an oversized sweater is that you can wear anything under it. You can take off the sweater if need be, and have an entirely different style beneath it.
Oversized sweaters combat your strong desire to be lazy by allowing you to do just that. A large chunky sweater is much more acceptable than sweatpants. They’re perfectly acceptable to wear with leggings and boots, making for a perfectly cozy overnighter-at-the-library ensemble.
Our Fashionista wears her vintage sweater brilliantly, following the rules of balance. Her sweater is as fashionable as it is unique, featuring a map of North and South America. Because her sweater has a lot going on, she keeps it simple with the rest of her ensemble. Wearing a solid dark wash denim cuffed at the ankles with some Timberland boots, she keeps the focus on her awesomely quirky sweater. She doesn’t have any pieces that compete with her sweater, as it should be. As for jewelry, she does not wear anything that competes for attention. Instead, she opts for some small bracelets that are similar in color to her sweater. Her collection of rings are really interesting – one of them is made from a spoon handle! Her pendant and feather necklace work with the sweater, not against it. Overall, her jewelry (and her sweater) are great conversation starters and collaborate well to create the perfect class/library outfit.
One Simple Change: This outfit is perfect for many occasions as-is. It’s great for the library and for class, especially those early ones! Because it’s such a comfortable option, it’s ideal for an active day of running errands. Just switch the boots for some more agile Vans, and replace that backpack for a bag that’s more accessible such as an in-vogue Longchamp tote.