WHAT TO WEAR: Back to School

As we head into second semester, it might be hard to imagine wearing something other than the sweatpants that may or may not have dictated your wardrobe all of winter break. This Fashionista demonstrates a great example of a fun and easy outfit for the first day of classes. Although she’s a pre-optometry biology major and often rocks a lab coat and goggles during class, she still finds a way to look great and incorporate her edgy, feminine style into her everyday outfits.

As college students, we have so much on our minds. Coming up with the perfect outfit should not add to that stress but alleviate it. There is no better confidence booster than having an outfit that does not take too much effort to put together and makes you feel fabulous. Feeling confident in what you wear is sure to make it slightly easier to tackle all the stress and responsibilities that a new semester brings. An outfit like this on the first day back at school is a perfect example of a way to do just that.

This ensemble shows that you don’t need to break the bank to buy that first day of school outfit, and can probably create a killer look out of what’s already in your closet. She found her colorful chevron sweater on sale at Macy’s and paired it with some basic blue jeggings from Old Navy. Her black cutout oxfords are super cute and were also super affordable from Forever 21. Her bright blue scarf, cute lacy socks and bold black backpack are the perfect accessories to finish the outfit and to help her take on that first day of lectures and labs full force.

One Simple Change: First day of school also means first girl’s night out! Swap the bright scarf and playful flats for some elegant earrings and some sleek bootie wedges for dinner and drinks with your roommates.