February 24th, 2016 at 2:10am

It’s the start of a new semester, we’re refreshed and we’re ready to tackle the next four months of class. When spring semester starts, the weather isn’t always the warmest, especially in Erie, Pennsylvania. When this time of year rolls around, I can’t help but get excited about all of the new spring fashion! I start planning what clothes and accessories I should buy for the new season; then reality hits, and I realize it is only February. This Fashionista shows us how we can stay warm heading off to class, while incorporating vibrant spring colors.

This Fashionista is wearing black leggings, a hot pink shirt and a black cardigan. Even though this outfit is simple, it’s very versatile. It’s important for college students to have versatile outfits that can easily be dressed up or down because we are constantly on the go. Another great aspect about this outfit is the fact that it is all made of knit fabric. When it comes to sitting through long classes, we need all the help we can get. Knit fabric will give you maximum comfort and help make sitting through our classes a little easier. This Fashionista’s outfit is a great way to transition from a winter to spring look. She stays warm in her cardigan and leggings, yet she adds a pop of color with her shirt and scarf. Adding a vibrant pop of color, like hot pink is one way you can start transitioning your black winter outfits for the springtime!

To accessorize, this Fashionista paired her comfy ensemble with a coordinating pashmina scarf and ankle booties. Ankle booties have been an extremely popular trend over the past year! They are a great staple item to add to your shoe collection because you can pair them with almost every outfit. They’re a perfect go-to shoe for class, or a night out. Booties can also be worn in fall and winter with jeans, or spring and summer with your favorite skirt!

One Simple Change: You’re finally done with classes for the day and you want to celebrate? Swap out your cozy cardigan for a sleek white leather jacket. You instantly have a perfect outfit for a girl’s night out!