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WHAT TO WEAR: Campus Chic

WHAT TO WEAR: Campus Chic

As Pennsylvania winters continue to be ever so temperamental, sporadic sunny and warm days are a welcome reprieve from the frigid, dreary norm. When the weather breaks, campus seems to come back to life as students are no longer confined to the shelter of their dorms, and instead welcome the outdoors without the protection of oversize parkas. No longer hidden beneath heavy, masking layers, Fashionistas and Fashionistos seem to relish in letting their style shine.

For this Fashionista, she exuded confidence and edge with her effortless combination of cool pieces. As a base layer she chose a burgundy bodycon dress. This timeless basic provided a great blank canvas for personal flair. Burgundy is a winter color staple for a reason, as it is universally flattering, timeless, and chic. The solid color works as a perfect foundation for additional touches as it leaves plenty of room for creativity without running the risk of becoming too overwhelming. This Fashionista styled her dress with a classic denim jacket to add texture and needed warmth that an outerwear layer provides. Upon closer inspection, floral embroidery on the shoulder and sleeve add an element of sweetness. The light purple works well as a soft accent color to the dominant deeper shades. To complete her look, this Fashionista added a pair of heeled Dr. Martens. Pairing these edgy boots allowed her to transform the look completely, elevating basics to the epitome of campus chic. While her boots appear intimidating, this Fashionista insists they are surprisingly comfortable and manageable to walk in. With all the hustle and bustle of college life, durable and comfortable footwear is a must.

Ultimately, this Fashionista proves that winter blues are easily banished by incorporating true-to-you elements in everyday style. By rocking something that showcases your personality, the accompanying confidence boost will enable you to conquer that jam-packed spring semester.