Here at NYU, teachers certainly don’t expect their students to dress conservatively. In fact, an eccentric and extremely varied fashion sense is celebrated. Nevertheless, if you’ve got an appointment for a one-on-one with a professor, it’s important to look presentable.
A casual touch, like this student’s Dr. Marten boots, is obviously okay—ideal, even. After all, the leather motos add a bit of grunge to her ensemble and that’s a vital part of her overall look. She wouldn’t be expected to sport heels in the name of professionalism, especially if she were just going to get a few tips on a rough draft of an essay. But, she happens to appear quite demure on top, from her knee-length wool shift dress to the opaque leggings she’s rocking underneath.
A two-tone peacoat and a neutral satchel are probably a part of her everyday uniform—and they happen to be right on point for the transitional period between winter and spring. But, a pair of tortoise Ray-Bans and an eye-catching geometric necklace suggest she’s put together and totally prepared. In other words, it’s clear she didn’t roll out of bed. She’s present, alert and ready for an academic conversation. Bring it on.
One Simple Change: This Fashionista’s awesome chain happens to be made by her friend, designer Alynne Lavigne. I think we can all agree that a piece of fine crafted jewelry deserves the spotlight. And, a stylish, deep V-neck top would certainly do this necklace the justice it deserves. Pair with your favorite skinnies and heels and you’re ready for a night out with the girls.