STYLE ADVICE: Transitioning Your Wardrobe

As the semester here in Bloomington wraps up, I’ve definitely gotten quite cultured with the sweetest fashion here on campus. Before we rock that sun-kissed skin this summer, the process of transitioning colder weather pieces into spring comes into play. This in-between season calls for mixing and matching pieces in your closet before fully dusting off your summer collections from that box hidden underneath your bed.

This Fashionista sparked such a memory to me of Milan Fashion Week. Specifically Olivia Palermo, who absolutely flaunted an utterly crisp monochromatic look out on the streets of Milan to which this stylish gal reminded me so much of. Heading off to a sorority event, this Fashionista looked so chic in her cropped, mock-neck top, tucked into a charming check mini skirt, with a slight slit on the side to give it an edgier look. Keeping the outfit simple she threw on a light wash, cropped, denim jacket and slouchy suede sock booties to complete the look. This tailored outfit was so simple and included pieces from the previously colder months reinvented to a modern day look; perfect for that next Greek life event or get together in this warmer weather. Throwing on some gold accessories, she kept the look simple and sophisticated because less is always more. By ditching the tights underneath and swapping out a leather moto for a denim jacket, the look was instantly warmed up.

The foundation of a flawless wardrobe is so simple. By pushing along those basic neutrals and versatile pieces helps to slowly brighten up your wardrobe as we transition between seasons. Combining the right fabrics makes for a very chic look and a tasteful combination with styles you already have at school before heading back home.

Invest in pieces that will last more than one semester and can be worn throughout a few different seasons. Keeping it simple is key. I know I’m certainly looking for every way to save time and space by reinventing different looks to take me through this home stretch. Summer can’t come any sooner, and you can’t give up on your OOTDS!

Good luck Fashionistas, and happy (almost) summer break!