We have arrived at that point in the year when shorts are traded in for jeans and T-shirts are only to be worn under your favorite jacket or cardigan. Sandals and slides are being tucked away and boots and booties are slowly making their way into people’s weekly rotation. The cool autumn weather is finally upon us Canadians and we are embracing it in full force.

With the change in weather and the hustle of a full course load upon us, simple layering pieces are bound to become your best friend. That being said, simple does not by any means have to be boring. Let’s be real, on a typical school day, most of us are just trying to find a way to not sleep through our alarms and to make enough time to pick up a tea and a muffin on our way to class. When time (and sleep) are immensely valuable, knowing how to throw together a look and make a comfortable outfit look trendy is a major key and this Fashionista has mastered it.

This Fashionista bundles up while keeping it comfortable and casual for class. Distressed denim is a must-have for any season and this pair is torn to perfection. Paired with the simple oatmeal long sleeve, the combination adds an interesting element to the well-loved jeans and T-shirt pairing. Her chunky-heeled platform booties really jazz up the look and create a fun and edgy vibe. The leather booties are complemented by the faux-leather tote that holds all of the college necessities, but who says your school bag can’t be cute and functional. The elements of black tie the outfit together and allow the true blue wash of the jeans to really stand out, making them an exciting focal point in this look.