STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Classy Casual

The spring semester is underway and the countdown for spring break has already begun. So with early mornings and long classes it’s easy to forget style. However, this Fashionista has found the perfect balance between cozy and classy.

Leggings are key when it comes to comfort. However, if you’re not trying to go for the sporty look, they can difficult to style. This Fashionista takes a puffer jacket vest and pairs it with a classic button-down to build both a stylish and comfortable ensemble.

What makes the outfit flawless are the colors incorporated throughout the look. The overall dark color scheme contrasted by the pastel backpack and purple Vans creates uniqueness in an otherwise modest look. My favorite detail is, of course, the shoes. They create distinction and their velvet texture continues to impress the viewer.

The puffer vest is also another great detail. The puffer style is extremely popular this season; Vogue highlights five stylish patterned puffer jackets of the season and InStyle takes a more basic approach to the jackets by showing you where to buy one and how to style it. As the cooler months settle in in the Sunshine State, a puffer vest is a must-have. It’s extremely versatile and can be paired with almost any sweater or long sleeve.

So when all you want to do is crawl back in your bed and never leave your pajamas, throw on a pair of leggings and a button-down and you’ll be set for the day. As the cliché goes, “you don’t have to sacrifice style for comfort.”

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Don’t give up on your New Year’s resolution! If you promised yourself you’d stay active and exercise more, then leggings should be a go-to option. Simply throw on a T-shirt, sneakers and you’re gym ready!”