The crisp, fall air has turned icy, and the yellow leaves have become hidden beneath a layer of frost. As temperatures have gotten lower and lower, there is more opportunity for adding pieces to an outfit. This is the perfect time of year for accessories as you have much more to choose from. Not only do accessories help transform an outfit, but they can serve in keeping you toasty warm as well.

This Fashionista is the perfect example of how you can take a basic look and dress it up with accessories. The main pieces in her outfit are a simple, knitted, cream sweater and a pair of light-wash distressed skinny jeans—cute but still comfortable and laid back. By adding a plaid scarf and a burgundy hat with floral detailing, she instantly makes the look dressier. The pattern of the scarf adds interest and the hat incorporates a subtle elegance as well as a pop of color.

This Fashionista also sports a beautiful gold watch, adding glam to the outfit without overwhelming the look. Lastly, she finishes the ensemble off with a pair of brown leather lace-up shoes. These shoes are practical but still stylish, sticking with the classy vibe of the outfit.

With finals quickly approaching, it can be easy to fall into a style slump. It’s understandable if all you want to do is roll out of bed and head to class in leggings, UGG boots and the same sweatshirt you’ve slept in three nights in a row. However, with accessories it’s simple to revamp a casual look into something more put together.

How To: Don’t worry too much about the main pieces in your look. Keep it simple and focus your time on the accessories. By using different prints, textures or pops of color, you will effortlessly add interest to your outfit. Whether it’s a patterned blanket scarf, a sparkly statement necklace, a floppy felt hat or a killer pair of combat boots, an accessory has the power to completely pull a look together—not to mention they can keep you cozy, while simultaneously allowing you to continue hitting that snooze button.