April 19th, 2016 at 2:00am

As the end of the school year approaches, Fashionistas and Fashionistos everywhere are scrambling to get their lives together in preparation for summer. With this stressful time comes the desire for comfort over fashion–but this Fashionista is here to show you that you don’t have to sacrifice style to be comfortable all day! With the right pieces, you’ll be able to look like you put lots of effort into the outfit you wear to class that you picked out on only five hours of sleep.

The key to maintaining comfort while staying on trend is finding pieces that have a loose fit and are made of soft, stretchy fabric. This means great things for those of you who have a great collection of worn in band T-shirts or cool patterned tops that let you achieve that effortless, yet cool, style.

This Fashionista hit the comfortable-but-stylish look dead on. She paired a black and white striped tee with some loose, high-waisted jersey harem pants. For shoes, she kept it comfortable by wearing some bright red Keds—these added the perfect pop of color but kept the comfort factor for walking around campus all day. Then, to accessorize, she paired her outfit with a pair of trendy white sunglasses that add a retro vibe, plus a classic black structured bag to keep the whole outfit looking classic and put together.

One Simple Change: Let’s say you want to achieve a similar look, but dress it up a bit for a weekend brunch with all your girlfriends–easy! Instead of pants and a top like the Fashionista above, opt for a loose jersey dress, like this one. Make it even easier and pair the original look with some cute colored flats! Add on a floppy hat, your favorite pair of trendy sunglasses and a structured bag, and you’re good to go! It’s easy to dress both comfortably and fashionably for any occasion.