If you’re anything like me, you’ve been waiting to break out your favorite boots and jackets since July. And now that fall is here, I find myself more excited than ever to put together outfits. There’s just something about the change of seasons that is cause for some major style lust. Some of my best inspiration comes from walking around campus and seeing what other people are wearing. In the case of this Fashionista, the bright blue of her skirt immediately caught my eye. It is a fun and bright piece that, worn with a mostly neutral outfit, makes a great statement. Pairing this jewel-tone skirt with a simple white T-shirt and denim jacket dresses it down, making it just casual enough for class. Of course at this time of the year boots are a must. A pair of slightly distressed brown riding boots bring in an earthy tone, making the look even more autumnal. Which, in my opinion, is the goal from here on out. Basically, we all want to look like we’re on our way to drink pumpkin spice lattes and pick apples for the entirety of October and November, even if we’re actually just going to our 9:00 a.m. class.

One of my favorite aspects of this look is the integration of accessories in the same color as the skirt, blue stud earrings and bracelet, along with simple silver jewelry are great additions that tie everything together perfectly. Staple pieces in the form of classic aviators and a great tote bag make this look both timeless and trendy, thanks to the awesome color choice. I think that focusing an outfit around one great, standout piece; in this case, the bright blue skirt, is a great way to bring some color into these colder months.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “I like to be comfortable for class, but still want to look decent. This skirt is super deceiving, because it’s actually really comfortable. I’m literally just wearing a T-shirt with it, and my favorite boots which I think make me look way more pulled together. I love the color of the skirt and just decided to keep everything else super simple so it could stand out.”