WHAT TO WEAR: Out With Friends

What to Wear

The streets of downtown State College are lined with tons of cute boutiques, restaurants, coffee shops and even a pottery studio. So, when classes and studying lighten up a bit, it’s nice to indulge in some retail therapy and lunch at Panera with friends. When you get over the dining hall food (and trust me, you will get over it very quickly), it’s a refreshing change to go downtown and dress cute for dinner with friends like this Fashionista.

We’re in that awkward transition now where we don’t know whether or not to wear a jacket, so why not wear a cardigan? This Fashionista wore a long cardigan with stripes and a black and white tribal print. A cardigan is a great choice for a casual dinner with friends and can be dressed up with accessories. The print and the stripes contrast and stand out against her black tank, leggings and boots. Tribal prints have been in style for quite a while and it looks like this trend is here to stay a little longer. Influenced by African prints, designers such as Givenchy have made crazy and colorful tribal patterns all the rage for this spring and summer.

It’s time to ditch the infinity scarves and start wearing bold and bright statement necklaces. They’re the perfect accessory to dress up any outfit. Without this Fashionista’s necklace, her outfit would be much more casual. Since there’s a mix of prints and patterns on her sweater, it’s important to stick with a neutral statement necklace, like this Fashionista’s crystal necklace, so it’s not too overpowering.

One Simple Change: This outfit would be great for a day at an internship, but instead of the boots, try a pair of heels to make your look more professional and less casual. Stick with a black or white heel for this neutral outfit.

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