A new year means a new semester! As the start of the new semester is rolling around, it is time for a fresh start for everyone—new classes, fresh faces and new experiences. I spotted this Fashionista and was captivated by the simplicity of this outfit. The pieces she utilized came together in harmony to create a fresh, simple but sophisticated outfit.

Crop tops are the epitome of summer and everything that comes with it—iced lattes, music festivals and sunshine. The second the leaves start to fall, we start trading in our tanks for knit sweaters and our high-waisted shorts and flip flops for cozy leggings and boots. We tuck some of our staple pieces away for the winter and don’t realize we can be wearing them all year. This Fashionista shows how we can utilize our crop tops all winter.

Wearing a black and white patterned crop top, this Fashionista looks effortless and classy. To make her top warm enough to wear on chilly winter days, she layers it with a light-washed denim button-down and high-waisted black skinny jeans. She finishes off her look with the perfect pair of short, brown leather booties and accessorizes with simple gold bangles, a black patent clutch and sunglasses.

Every piece of her outfit radiates simplicity. To get this classy, yet simple, summer-inspired combination, grab a crop top and layer it with your favorite button-down, cardigan or jacket. Pair it with dark high-waisted jeans or even a black maxi skirt. Finish off your look with short booties or tall riding boots, and accessorize with simple earrings or a bracelet. Now you have the perfect, simple look to start the new semester fresh.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Life is simple, so dress for the occasion.”