STYLE ADVICE: Springtime Sporty Spice

STYLE ADVICE: Springtime Sporty Spice

Spring has sprung here in the good ol’ Midwest where the only guarantees are an unpredictable forecast and ruined suede booties. A Fashionista’s first line of defense in the face of a bipolar springtime day is definitely a vast collection of (weatherproof) pieces to layer up an outfit with. Between class, internships, work, and maintaining a respectable social calendar, long days away from the dorm, sorority house, or what have you, are a common occurrence, and dressing for them is no easy feat.

The challenge is handpicking versatile items, which fall into both categories of practical and stylish. The easiest aesthetic to shoot for in this pursuit is undoubtedly “Sporty Spice”—the careful combination of casual, utilitarian everyday-wear, and trendy activewear pieces and accessories, like this Fashionista’s sneakers. She is rocking a solid go-to outfit for the season’s transitional days. Her outerwear allows her to add or subtract layers for maximum comfort, her short sleeve turtleneck takes away any necessity for a scarf, and her ankle length skinny jeans let her rock the trendy sneakers of her choice. This strategic ensemble is guaranteed to get her through the day without losing focus on her full schedule.

Soon the birds will be singing and the sun will be out. We’ll shed our outerwear layers and turn to lighter and simpler flouncy outfits. For now, take this opportunity to get the last bang for your buck and sport that edgy bomber or pair of furry boots one last time before tossing them under the bed for the season.