February 29th, 2016 at 2:00am

Getting up for 8:00 a.m. classes and looking put-together is a tough feat—even for the most experienced Fashionistas. We all must admit, it’s tempting to throw on a sweatshirt, a pair of leggings and tennis shoes to get ourselves out the door at such early hours. However, it’s important to put your best foot forward getting dressed for classes. Who knows? The professor might just be the one you have to ask for a study abroad or job recommendation. Not to worry, with an outfit like this Fashionista’s, you’ll be walking to class in no time.

To begin her outfit this Fashionista chose a fit and flare dress. This silhouette is comfy and casual for walking around on campus; yet is still flattering since it defines the waist and emphasizes an hourglass shape. The high-low hemline is perfect for sitting down in class and helps prevent wardrobe malfunctions—especially with the crammed seating of large lecture halls and the tiny desks that accompany them. Moreover, the allover print of the dress creates movement along the body, thus lengthening the figure.

Walking across sprawling campuses can also be a drag, especially when done in unsupportive ballet flats or pumps. By picking out a pair of riding boots this Fashionista maintains a polished look without being harsh on her heels. To finish her ensemble, she added a little shine with a pair of gemstone earrings and a metallic watch. Hanging gemstone earrings bring attention to the face while wearing a metallic statement watch is convenient for getting on time to class and watching the clock on test days. Altogether, this look maximizes comfort, practicality and fashion creating an easy go-to look for class. BONUS: this Fashionista painted her nails in a gold polish—acting as a neutral that can go with any outfit!

One Simple Change: Upgrade your outfit by swapping the riding boots for a pair of wedges and you’re set to go out to a fancy brunch!