In the summer, the hot weather creates quite the dilemma for stylish students on campus. Figuring out a way to be classy, but stay cool can be a huge challenge. Earlier this week, I ran into this Fashionista wearing an outfit tackled the heat, while staying on trend. Her outfit was also appropriate for meetings with professors, which is exactly where she was headed.
Her ensemble exemplifies a balance between tasteful clothing and professionalism. Although her pants have a fun, bold print, the structured fit and texture makes them suitable for academia. Printed bottoms are popular in any color this season. ASOS offers an entire section dedicated to the fad. Check out these ombré patterned beauties. Her graphic T-shirt adds a bit of edginess to her outfit, allowing her personal fashion sense to shine through, even in a professional environment. For T-shirts that are suitable for meetings, but do not sacrifice style, search through the racks of J.Crew to find great options, like this. This Fashionista finished off her look with adorable bow flip flops, like these by kate spade.
As demonstrated by this Fashionista, dressing professionally does not mean relinquishing all of your favorite styles. You should always express yourself through your clothing, whether at the beach or in a meeting.
One Simple Change: To dress for a shopping spree, switch out the printed pants for a simple maxi skirt, like this one from American Apparel. Combined with a graphic T-shirt, the skirt adds an elegant aesthetic to the outfit and is still practical for the hectic shopping environment.