STYLE ADVICE: Keep Cool in Key Pieces

Let’s face it, college life can make it hard to stay calm, cool, and collected. Between your classes, a part-time job, and that unpaid internship, it’s easy to give-up on making the effort to get dressed in anything but an over-sized sweatshirt and leggings. You know, the one with a coffee stain and random holes? The struggle to show off some element of style on a daily basis is very real. Well this Fashionista felt the same pains and decided enough, was enough when it came to neglecting her personal style in her daily outfits! She has put together some key pieces that are total must-haves for an easy and stylish day-to-day look.

By curating a closet full of staple styles she has been able to keep her cool when it comes to picking out a daily outfit for her hectic schedule. We had a great discussion about the woes of wanting to just throw on sweats sometimes. We mentioned how a great pair of jeans has saved us from giving in to the lure of sweatpants. Instead, you end up putting together a cute and  totally comfy outfit. The high-waisted jeans she’s rocking are from the BDG line at Urban Outfitters! Her (and I) are absolutely obsessed with this style right now for day-time wear, because they make it easier to want to put on jeans. Another major must for this Fashionista during the colder months, is a turtleneck (or 10). We both agreed that “there’s just something about a turtleneck” that makes you feel chic and cool! By adding a nude turtleneck to her look the “cool and chic” vibe is definitely achieved. This similar, black-ribbed turtleneck is another perfect way to achieve this look! Due to the chilly weather, she’s topped her look off with another staple piece, an over size green jacket that gives layers and warmth to the outfit. Her final touch includes some LL Bean Boots, but these lace-up Clark booties are another great option and come in khaki or brown!

From head-to-toe this Fashionista uses key pieces to put together a daily outfit that looks effortless and stylish!  Denim has been one of our favorite trends recently. By picking up a pair of jeans you can’t live without and building your outfits around them, a simple daily look becomes simply effortless! My biggest advice for day-to-day looks is all about collecting a closet full of key pieces, and making sure you stay true to your personal style!