WHAT TO WEAR: Out With Friends

What to Wear

In the midst of studying like crazy for finals and wrapping up final details at school before heading home for the summer, remember to have some fun by exploring the area around your school. Chances are you have left some stones unturned and there are cute coffee shops and boutiques just waiting to be discovered by you and your gaggle of best friends. It is the perfect time to fit in some last minute bonding before you part ways. Since you’ll naturally be snapping photos of your outing, you’ll want to be perfectly outfitted for the occasion. When I spotted this Fashionista on campus, I immediately noticed how breezy and carefree her outfit was. The colors are so vivid and the silhouette so springy that I couldn’t help feeling like she had walked straight out of a (500) Days of Summer.

Make this Fashionista’s look your own by picking out a bright, airy sundress. Look for your favorite colors or a summery pattern in a silhouette that flatters you. I always go for a fit-and-flare, but I love how this Fashionista’s choice of color-blocking and micro pleats from Urban Outfitters works perfectly for her. She makes the dreamy dress perfect for a day out exploring with her friends with a perfectly fitting denim jacket. It’s a classic piece that should be a staple in any wardrobe. It is one of those pieces with mystical powers that give every outfit a dose of casual, classic cool.

With the classic foundation of sundress and denim jacket, make the outfit express your personality with unique accessories. This Fashionista went for a mix of classic and glam that gives her outfit a special touch. She opted for comfortable, but still stylish nude ballet flats that will keep her feet feeling great for as long as she and her friends are out exploring. She chose a practical, but special cross-body purse that she bought from a market in Florence, Italy to store all of her essentials for the day. Then for a touch of glamour, she added a bold statement necklace that helps her stand out. Dressing for a day out with your friends has never been so easy, relaxed and inherently you!

One Simple Change: Make this outfit interview-ready with a few easy switches. Instead of a denim jacket go with a blazer or trench coat. Both add a healthy dose of polish to any outfit instantly. Stick with simple jewelry, a professional purse and nude pumps and you’ll be able to command any room you walk into.

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