Doesn’t this Fashionista look so ready to take on the day? Questioning why exactly that is? It’s all in the bag, that’s why. She’s got everything she needs to carry her through the day hanging right on her arm.

I always find myself wishing that I had brought certain things with me so that I’d be prepared for anywhere the day would take me. This spring, don’t let lack of materials slow you down. Instead of having to pause to run back home and fetch whatever it is you forgot, pack it along in your everyday bag so that you’ll never leave home without whatever it is. Hate lugging a huge tote around? Opt for a smaller, yet mightier cross-body bag, like this Fashionista did. She’s got everything she needs for a day filled with unexpected after-class adventures, just waiting to happen.

Spring’s on its way here, which means more and more plans will be popping up out of the blue. While your bag may hold all of the material things you need, your outfit must also keep up. You’ve heard it time and time again, but it’s time to reiterate: keep it comfortable. While getting dressed in the morning, reach for a simple, yet aesthetically structured top. It doesn’t have to be anything crazy, but go for something that is cotton-based for comfort, with some kind of interesting detailing, like this Fashionista’s interesting peplum. Grab a layer for those colder days, like a thin cardigan that will take you from sunrise to sunset. On bottom, slip into your basic black denim for maximum on-the-go chic points. Lastly, put on your most comfortable booties to take you wherever you need to go. Snatch your everyday cross-body bag off your desk and you’ll be ready for whatever life throws at you.

How To: This Fashionista shows you how effortless this look can be. It’s not hard to look as chic as she does. Whatever outfit you wear, a chic and classic cross-body bag will help you transition through any event a typical college day brings. Try out a bigger bag for maximum prep space!