WHAT TO WEAR: Meeting With A Professor

From the Editor, What to Wear

For many of you out there, the first week of class is in full swing. The first few weeks of classes mean several things: memorizing your schedule, perfecting your route to and from class across campus and making good first impressions with your professors. When lectures can be packed with 200 plus students, getting face time with your professor during regular class time is nearly impossible. That is why taking advantage of their office hours is key.

To play the role of well prepared, studious student during these office hours, it is important to look the part. I’m not talking about wearing a full-on woman suit to an 8 a.m. office hour. (I mean, you want to look eager, not over eager.) Instead, follow in the footsteps of this Fashionista for a look that is polished while still showing your personality.

The first thing to note was the overall monochromatic color scheme of this Fashionista’s ensemble. When meeting with a professor, it is important not to wear overly bold or loud patterns. This Fashionista’s gray and black color palette is classic and clean looking, while still remaining anything but boring. She shows plenty of personality still with the fur tassels on her scarf and her lace-up military boots. Both of these small accents are fun, without going overboard.

To avoid your all-black ensemble from looking somber, add a single accessory in a bright color for that perfect pop. This Fashionista’s warm red satchel is that perfect splash of color. It is cheerful without being over-the-top. The professor will appreciate this attention to detail (and that you were one of the few that stopped by his or her office hours during the first few weeks).

This semester, make a point to get acquainted with your new professors—and look fabulous doing it.

One Simple Change: Have a date coming up? Swap out the flat boots for something with a heel and you are ready for an effortlessly chic casual date night look.

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