This outfit combines everything I love about fall (earthy hues and soft, comfortable fabrics) with the must have transitional pieces for spring (skirts, lightweight jackets and knee- highs), all while remaining chic and totally #RAD!

Everyone’s always searching for the perfect effortless look, and we can take a page or two from this Fashionistas book. She’s the perfect model for one of the most innovative and recent trends: the lace-up shirt. Lace-up details pack a major punch, giving an instant touch of retro to any outfit. It also makes a casual, effortless statement without having to accent with necklaces and heavy jewelry. The lace-up front draws the focus from the neckline to the middle of the outfit, (literally) tying the whole outfit together. The comfortable material and lace-up design allows for just the right amount of exposure and breathability for those long days on campus, and this unpredictable weather.

When trying this out in your own wardrobe, wear it how you’re comfortable. One of the best parts of this trend is how versatile it is. It can be dressed up or down and still look amazing! If you’d prefer it with jeans and a flannel, that’s totally fine! Or if you’re feeling a little more daring you can even try layering tops with lace fronts or adding a strappy bandeau for extra dimension and even more of a statement. Lace-up tunics are perfect for comfortable, lounge days when don’t feel like trying hard. With brands like LF, the lace-up trend has found its way into more than just tops and shoes. They’ve started lacing up their sweaters and even jeans and shorts.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Wear whatever makes you comfortable. You never know, something you may have been nervous to wear may end up being everybody’s next favorite trend.”