It feels like I just started my sophomore year yesterday. In the blink of an eye we went from football to finals (and to be honest that last option has me wanting to pull my hair out). Sure we’re on the homestretch, but these last few weeks are full of all nighters at the library, endless hours staring at your computer screen and Starbucks on Starbucks on Starbucks. So how do you create a look that hides the fact that you haven’t slept in 48 hours and already spilled a cup of coffee on your pants?
It’s true that some students take to heart the whole “dress how you want to test” mantra. However, pulling off a look that makes you look good and feel good while staying comfortable is possible. This week’s Fashionista found the perfect combination of sporty and chic to result in an outfit suited for that last week of school we all dread. Let’s take a look from the top down.
First of all, we should all note that she chose to wear dark colors. Remember that coffee you spilled earlier? No one will ever know. Maybe it’s personal preference or maybe it’s because I know I’m a spill magnet—either way, it’s always a good idea to avoid white and other light colors around finals time.
She chose a scooped neck shirt paired with a camouflage sport jacket from lululemon. While dark colors are classic and easy, they can get a little boring. Adding a fun, patterned jacket to your all-black look can liven up the outfit. I love this jacket because of the material. Lululemon makes signature jackets out of a fabric called Luon. Not only is it super comfortable, but it’s also moisture wicking (for the coffee sweats) and breathable. Her low-cut shirt adds an element of maturity to her finals outfit. It’s also loose fitting, which translates to low maintenance.
Her cropped capri leggings are both classic and the perfect length for May weather. Cool mornings and hot afternoons make it difficult to choose an appropriate outfit, but a cropped legging shows just enough skin to allow some relief and airflow once the weather heats up. Leaving the ankle area bare also draws attention to the shoes. In this Fashionista’s case, she chose a chic, ombré-patterned pair of Nikes. Shoes are another area you can have a little fun with when it comes to patterns.
It may not feel like it now, but we’re all going to survive finals. Choosing an outfit like this Fashionista just might make it a little bit more bearable. So take a deep breath and test away!
What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Keep it comfortable. You don’t have to wear gaudy jewelry and clothing to look good. An outfit like mine can also double as workout gear, perfect for a study break.”