With a new year and new semester underway, now is the perfect time to declare a fresh start. Whether your resolutions include studying harder, getting more involved on campus, or reading more CollegeFashionista articles (wink, wink), when it comes to a new semester, making a great first impression is key. New courses, new classmates, and new professors bring about plenty of opportunities for expanding your network. Rule of thumb: dress the way you would like to be perceived. If you show that you take yourself seriously, others will too.
This Fashionista rocks the perfect look for meeting with a professor: casual yet polished. Her hair is tied back into a chic and smart bun, a no-fail hairstyle regardless of the occasion. Instead of opting for a traditional black blazer, she lets her personality shine through with this bright red structured jacket. Her simple striped tee is an easy way to add more interest to the look while staying effortlessly on trend. A few playful accessories and a classic pair of tall boots complete the outfit.
Show your professors you are serious about their class by taking a few hints from this Fashionista. One slightly dressy piece (in this case the blazer, but a pair of colored cigarette pants would work, too) sets a professional tone for the look. This will give you room to have fun with casual layers and accessories, like a printed sweater and stack of bangles. Master the art of the topknot like this Fashionista (check out this how-to guide from Vogue) and you’ll have a go-to look when it comes to meeting with faculty and staff on campus.