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FASHION FROM ABROAD: Simplicity is Key

Fashion and comfort are not mutually exclusive. As this fashionista proves, the most important thing about style is rocking something that makes you feel good. Her outfit is perfect for a busy day of bustling around campus and going to class. The denim skirt is a fun and flirty alternative to your typical jeans. It is also a piece that is perfect for all year round, exposed legs during the warmer temperatures and with tights when the weather turns cooler. The high-waisted style is also very flattering. The button-down skirt is a popular piece offered in many variations, such as different colored denim or corduroy.

She paired it with other very simple pieces. The black long sleeve allows her to have fun with the colorful checkered scarf that pulls from the blue in the cross-body bag. Accessorizing with the scarf adds comfort and softness, which contrasts with the edge of the black Vans. This look could also easily transition to a “night” look by swapping the scarf for a chunky necklace and replacing the sneakers with ankle boots.

Captured: This look was captured at the University of Otago in the city of Dunedin, New Zealand where the current season is autumn. New Zealand fashion is centered on tasteful styling of basics. The typical colors that you’ll see around campus are neutrals such as navy, white and black. The university seems like an endless sea of stripes and layering with vests or long sweaters and cardigans. Student style is very simplistic in a timeless way.