Yves Saint Laurent once said, “Fashions fade, style is eternal.” The summer, so far, has been filled with bright pastels and lighter tones that resonate. However, in this Fashionista’s closet, simplicity is key. I love how she kept it real by sticking to what she knows looks good on her. The plunging neckline on this black V-neck is cute and flirty. She’s also reminding us that black continues to be a trend and a basic must-have in any wardrobe. These cool, dark wash jeans and nude lace-up sandals are accompanied perfectly by her Michael Kors leather tote handbag. The look oozes confidence and proves to us, yet again, that when in doubt, hold on to the fundamentals.

Stomp into the season with what makes you feel comfortable, but gives you that confidence boost, as well. People will stare anyway, so give them something to look at. If you feel like chilling that day, but you want to look cool and feminine going to class, there is nothing wrong with adhering to those neutral colors.

What makes this Fashionista’s outfit stand out is her positive attitude and effortless vibe. It says, “I’m going to get work done today!” While also saying, “But, I could stop for brunch with friends or go to my favorite coffee shop and talk to the cute Starbucks guy.” This outfit is universal so it can be pulled off by even the most fashionably timid. It is understated with a minimalistic approach, which makes for a very dependable weekday style.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Stay in your element and wear what you trust looks good. Self-confidence is essential, but don’t forget to throw on some shades once in a while to ward off the haters!”