When the sun comes out in New York, it’s as if all the students come out of hibernation. People put their books down in Butler Library and take a much-needed break to soak up the rays that have been absent for quite some time. The sight of students filling up the steps on Low Plaza truly signifies that the seasons have changed here at Columbia.
When most people think of spring, they think of the bright colors that have come flooding into stores all over. The sun dresses and brightly colored jeans replace the muted colors that many associate with wintertime. However, I’m here to tell you all that neutral colors are the perfect choice for spring and summer as well, and that colors such as grey and beige can provide a nice polish to an otherwise casual look.
This Fashionista perfectly captures this ideal by wearing an ensemble devoid of vibrant colors, yet impeccably seasonal. The light airy white skirt she chose nicely complements the open-knit sweater in an oatmeal color, a nice springy alternative to a brown or black sweater. Though spring has shown its face, it has yet to step fully into the light, so this Fashionista stays sensible by wearing sheer black tights. Her adorable socks peaking up above her shoes and wonderful taste in accessories (I absolutely love the Kate Spade watch), give the outfit a modern and flirty twist. If you show up on a sunny spring day to a study group in this outfit, you’re sure to turn heads!
One Simple Change: To make the outfit appropriate for even warmer weather and giving it a girly spin, trade the slightly a-line skirt for this fun circle skirt lightly adorned with a print, ditch the tights and throw on these whimsical frilly socks (total throwback to the third grade)!