November 25th, 2016 at 2:00am

Ohio is one of the most beautiful places to be in the fall; the leaves are painted vivid reds, oranges and yellows, the air is crisp and the towns are prematurely decked out in Christmas decor. Usually by this time of year, Ohio has seen a few inches of snow, but thankfully, it looks like the Midwest will get to enjoy stepping on leaves a little longer. With the finicky weather, light layers are always a good option to keep in your wardrobe and are also one of the best reasons to invest in a few essential pieces.

There are a few items every Fashionista should have in her closet. As the trends change each season, these wardrobe essentials can be paired with new and different statement pieces and last you for years to come. One of the most timeless articles of clothing is a simple denim jacket. From the workers’ uniform look in the ’50s to the acid wash denim of the ’80s, it’s been around for decades, and has remained a clothing staple for many men and women. The denim jacket can be dressed up or down and always gives an outfit a sporty edge.

For college students, comfort is an incredibly important factor when it comes to dressing ourselves (which is why you will always see me in athletic wear but never being an athlete). This Fashionista kept it cool, comfortable and chic with her denim jacket. Her jacket is paired with black skinnies, adidas NEO sneakers and a striped bodysuit. With an outfit this effortless, you’d never know she was just heading to class.