Happy fall break Elon college students! For most this means a trek back to the North and a weekend away from warm weather, but not before a miserable hour or two of packing. All Fashionistas can agree that packing is one of the most tedious and difficult tasks, solely because your whole closet can not fit in your luggage. Unless you have a new outfit picked, planned and purchased weeks in advance, most spend an endless amount of time dreading the task and even more rummaging in their closet.
Just because you are taking a break from school doesn’t mean you should take a break from your style. This Fashionista kept it cool and casual with a simple look consisting of black leggings, a white tank and gray sweater cardigan (similar idea here). On a collegiate budget it is hard to afford updating your wardrobe every season, but incorporating small modern pieces based on that season’s trend can really update an outfit without breaking your bank account. Here she takes these simple classic pieces up a notch by pairing them with a printed floral scarf. Not only is this a practical addition to her outfit but it also adds interest and more color. Her leggings are also a must-have. The hem down the middle of each leg and the elastic detailing on the hips (check it out in the link above!) give them more flare and class than the traditional cotton legging.
Tribal prints, plaid, geometric patterns or suede, leather and sequin textures are easy things to look for to update an old look in your wardrobe this season. The ruffle details on her sweater cardigan also modernize her sweater look by adding more texture, dimension and a flirtatious vibe to an ordinary piece. Dark brown leather boots, a wrap bracelet, classic leather strapped watch and a silver David Yurman bracelet complete her look and are perfect for traveling home.
One Simple Change: Replace the gray sweater vest with a long sleeved cardigan for a class look more suitable for cold weather. Opt for an army green jacket (like this) and a thicker scarf for an even cozier outfit.