WHAT TO WEAR: Parents Weekend

What to Wear

Whether it’s college tours, accepted-students week or actually parents weekend, students’ family members flood the campus. If your parents pay you a visit (hopefully not an unexpected one), you need an outfit that can take you from a walk around the university to a casual lunch or dinner.

Enter the go-to ensemble: a crisp white button-up paired with denim and flats. This versatile look acts as the perfect foundation for your own style. You can dress it up with a statement necklace, or make it more urban with a pair of sneakers. Give off a professional vibe by adding a blazer, or amp up the chic factor with a pair of pointed-toe heels with cuffed boyfriend jeans (unless you’re doing a lot of walking, then stick with the flats!).

This Fashionista chose to keep things casual and simple with a neutral color palette. She spices up her look with a plaid trench coat that has oversized buttons. The trench is a great way to dress up a basic ensemble. Patterns and color add another dimension to your look without making you put forth too much effort. If she decides to remove the jacket, her outfit will still look complete. Tucking a button-down into a pair of jeans helps polish an ensemble and makes you look put together. It also allows you to sport a bright belt in honor of spring!

When parents tread on the walkways, try to break free from your sweats and dress up a little. A crisp button-up, jeans and a comfy pair of flats are all you need. Accessories such as jewelry, sunglasses and bags, are up to you, just make sure you show off the campus in style.

One Simple Change: Replace the jeans with a pencil skirt and add a blazer for an interview. Choose a chic pair of flats or a pair of modest heels.

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