STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Simple, Stylish and Studying

STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Simple, Stylish and Studying

We all know how easy it is to travel down the path of wearing your favorite black leggings with that basic V-neck tee you love so much when the stress of school clouds your mind. The beginning of classes brings on a multitude of things: hot weather, homework, clubs, work and all the other joys of being a young, busy and determined college student. But when those joys fill up your time and the snooze button becomes your right hand man, looking preppy with a bit of city chic everyday for your busy schedule becomes a whole lot harder. So, why not make it easy on yourself?

Style doesn’t mean spending hours trying to mix and match patterns or create a subdued monotone street style look. You know that saying, “Don’t sweat the small stuff?” Yeah, that doesn’t apply here. Take advantage of the small stuff! Let the tiny little accessories be your new best friends. Let them turn your simple black swing dress into something so much more. How easy is this: wake up in the morning, forget about putting pants on and just throw on your go-to black dress. But why just stop there? Layer on that funky denim button up with the lace patch shoulders. How much time did that add, about three seconds? We’ve definitely got time for that! Grab those cute little earrings that take your everyday stud up a notch. Clasp on your favorite dainty necklace for lightweight, effortless additions. Grab your cute book bag and treat yourself to a coffee with the time you still have.

Layering on simple accessories over your best basics is the easiest way to keep comfort and functionality in your day without spending hours getting ready. It’s all about the third layer. Whether that be a vest, a scarf, a hat, a statement necklace or some cute denim, the third layer instantly elevates a basic outfit into something that looks thoughtful and stylish. So yes, when it comes to dressing for school, sweat the small stuff. In the end, they will effortlessly elevate your look.