Spring has sprung (well sort of) and Fashionistas/os at campuses all across America are trading in their heavy coats and snow boots for lighter looks. With the opportunity to finally show off the cute tops that have been hidden under unflattering layers since the first snowfall, it is time to show everyone what you’ve got. With the snow on the ground melting faster than ever, the time has finally arrived to put away the ratty old boots and break out some new shoe styles for the warmer weather.

This busy Fashionista was spotted sporting no jacket during what felt like the first sunny day New England has seen in a while. She went for a classic look with a flowy, high-low blouse and the typical college girl favorite: black leggings. Now, I’m not saying that black leggings aren’t the go-to choice on a busy morning for Style Gurus as well, but with spring approaching quickly, it is time to add a little color to this look.

As many of us know, Pantone chooses a color of the year each year to predict what everyone from celebs to us college kids will be wearing from season to season. This Fashionista sported a variation of this year’s color, marsala. By spotting trends early on from runway shows or even from magazines, this Fashionista shed her winter blues in a way that made her look sophisticated and on trend.

By accessorizing smartly, a neutral yet eye-catching watch and bracelet add even more femininity to this look. With boots that elongate the legs by continuing the black from the waist down, this Fashionista has never looked more ready to take on the day.

Though these leggings were jazzed up a bit to better suit a look for a meeting or a stylish day of classes, comfort was definitely not sacrificed. The key to dressing up with comfortable staple items is to keep in mind that accessorizing and color modification are what even the biggest names in fashion rely on to get themselves noticed on and off the red carpet. Be the big name in fashion on your campus!

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK?: “Don’t be afraid to wear color anymore! Just because the snow hasn’t melted completely does not mean it isn’t time to come out of fashion hibernation yet. Experiment, experiment, experiment!”