October 26th, 2015 at 2:00am

Whether you’re on a quarter or semester system, gear up because midterms, quizzes and homework has just gone into full swing. Crazy schedules have turned your bed into a giant magnet to keep you from waking up. With running late to classes, chasing the bus or spending your whole day on campus bouncing from class to class, looking stylish would be the last thing that comes to your mind. So what’s your college closet essential? Let’s look at this Fashionista for some tips.

Without a doubt, a loose top is a must. It is comfortable because of its lightweight fabric but it’s also an easy piece to style because you can throw on any bottoms and still look great. This Fashionista decides to pair hers with boyfriend jeans to go for a casual, boyish look. To complete the look, she accessorize herself with a simple black choker and baseball cap, which leads us to our next college essential: hats. It is impossible to have good hair all the time, especially when you don’t have enough time to wash your hair, or because you are stressed out because of your midterms and papers. Luckily, hats and caps can be your savior on those bad hair days.

It is always handy to bring a jacket or cardigan to campus, especially since it gets really cold early in the morning. We also can’t forget about the strong AC that blasts when you’re in class. Instead of just stuffing her cardigan to her backpack, this Fashionista ties it around the waist giving more dimension to her outfit.

Another essentials for our college closet would be backpacks or a huge purse to help you carry your laptop, water bottle, notebooks, heavy textbooks, etc. This Fashionista’s backpack goes well with her outfit because of the retro and vintage design that gives it a laid back look. If your campus is huge, then comfortable shoes are a must. You don’t want to wear a stilettos everywhere. Getting sore at the end of the day is one thing, but those killer heels would just sink in to the grounds. So the stylish answer to this problem is sneakers! They are comfortable and there are tons of designs out there for whatever you prefer.

So being comfortable is the key to a class ready outfit, but style doesn’t need to mean compromise. Step up your style game, because it might bring out the confidence in you, giving you the courage to speak up in class and work even harder. Have a RAD semester everyone!

One Simple Change: Going to a girl’s night out right after your classes? Just bring your moto jacket instead of a cardigan and put those red lips on. BAM! It gives the look more character and sophistication for a night out.