We’ve finally had that coveted break in the weather that signifies that spring is really here to stay. Students can be found lounging on Old Main Lawn, throwing Frisbees outside of the residence halls and walking around State College in their springtime best. One spring essential for any Fashionista channeling her inner flower child are palazzo pants.

Palazzo pants are the best of both worlds. They catch the breeze and make you feel like a goddess like your favorite maxi skirt, but also are functional for those days you have a lot of running around to do. These long pants can be transformed for basically any occasion. You can don a tie-dye pair for that summer festival you’ve been waiting all year for or a tailored pair for that summer internship that is coming up. These staple items come in any print, pattern or color you could ever hope for and can go from day to night in a flash. For a first-date look that will be sure to score you a second, a crop top is the perfect companion with palazzo pants. If you’re looking for a more conservative look to wear to a friend’s graduation, palazzo pants work great with a flowy top. The possibilities are truly endless with these beauties.

This Fashionista rocks her palazzo pants effortlessly. The beautiful floral print is perfect for those sunny spring days. She pairs them with a white tank top and denim jacket that allow the pants to take center stage and show that the right basics really complete a look. To add some extra flair to her ensemble, this Fashionista wears a yellow bucket hat, a hot street style trend that is perfect for the upcoming summer. Her large gold hoops and gold-accented sunglasses coordinate perfectly with her gold watch and take her outfit to the next level. To top off her flower child-inspired look, she wears a bright pink pout that will surely get her noticed as she walks through Penn State’s campus.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Less is always more. You can achieve some of the greatest looks with just a few dollars and a hint of creativity.”