Sometimes, stepping off campus and going home is the best way to reinvigorate your spirit before finals week. It can be daunting to leave the college life “bubble” and realize that yes, there is a whole big world beyond the one we build for ourselves at school. We’ve all been there. We take a train or megabus home for the weekend, unpack our suitcase in the room we grew up in and everything looks different. We don’t realize how much we’ve grown until we return home and see where we’ve come from. When you spend a weekend in your hometown, there are only a few things you can rely on to remain the same, and style is one of them.
This Fashionista was spotted walking along the main strip of her hometown wearing a classic black peacoat, maroon denim and a lavender infinity scarf. Her ankle boots, scrunched up socks and TOMS eyewear are the perfect accessories for her effortlessly chic outfit. The color palette of black, maroon, berry and lavender is cool and chic, perfect for any weekend getaway spent catching up with old friends and reflecting on your growth. Although fashions always change at each stage in your life, style is constant.
Interpret this Fashionista’s look by pairing colored denim in a jewel-tone with black wool outerwear and a pastel scarf (the chunkier, the better!). To avoid breaking up the leg in multiple horizontal sections, follow this Fashionista’s lead and wear socks that have a similar shade to your pants. If the colors contrast too much, this will have a shortening effect on your leg. Then throw on your favorite boots and pair of shades and you’re good to go.
One Simple Change: For a night out with your high school friends during your visit, swap the long peacoat for a velvet black blazer. You’ll shine as you update your girlfriends on everything you’ve accomplished and how far you’ve come.