It’s out with the old and in with the new—new internships, new classes and new cities, that is. Whether you choose to brave the heat in your native city, stick to the streets of your college campus or strut your stuff in an entirely new environment, there are always nooks and crannies that have yet to be seen.
While some of us are slaving away in an office counting down the minutes until we can kick off our heels and throw on a pair of studded flats, others are sitting in mundane classrooms with their eyes permanently glued to the clock for when the left arm reads freedom. Whichever your case may be, its important to relieve yourself of some stress by taking to the streets in your sartorial best. New restaurants, charming boutiques and one-of-a-kind thrift shops are only a few things on the list of what you may discover.
This Fashionista does weekend wear right by preparing for any one of Mother Nature’s curve balls. She equips her look with multiple layers. If you get an early start to your day of adventures (which you definitely should, because you know what that means—BRUNCH!), it could be several degrees cooler than it will be in the afternoon and evening. Combating this temperature change with a printed sweater over a velour button-down and vintage coat, this Fashionista is ready for any kind of weather.
While leggings are a comfortable alternative to denim for wandering city streets, this Fashionista spices things up while maintaining the comfortable feel with a simple skirt, tights and knee-high socks. An essential pair of sunnies, an oversized leather bag that is perfect for stashing layers and warn-in leather boots complete the look for the ultimate exploration ensemble.
One Simple Change: Why stop at a full day of weekend exploring when you can experience your city at night? Throw a pair of patterned wedges in your satchel to take your daytime look to nighttime heights. The monochrome hue of these Zara pumps has the versatility to mix and match with any ensemble and is right on trend with the spring-summer 2013 collection’s monochrome mania, as seen on the runways of Roland Mouret and Rochas.