April 25th, 2016 at 2:00am

There is a feeling that comes around only twice a year, but when the season hits it is hard to miss, and the whole atmosphere of the university campus changes. We go from engaged and energetic individuals having lunch by blossoming spring flowers to frantic coffee-strung students covering every inch of the library. Even spring dresses, high-waisted jeans and sandals change to yoga pants, sweatshirts and tennis shoes, all because the most dreaded and stressful time of the year is approaching…finals. Yet, even with all the stress and anxiety that occurs during the end of the year, the Fashionistas/os of the world still know how to dress.

Although attending class all day followed by an all night study session does not sound appealing, letting your wardrobe slip out the window is not the answer. There is no better time to experiment with stylish looks than during a period of panic and stress. It’s been said that dressing nice leads to enhanced performance and success, and while this may or may not be true, I will take any excuse for a chance to look my best. Take it from this Fashionista, who took a simple black dress and transformed the look with a few simple accessories.

This Fashionista highlighted the simplicity of the dress by adding a simple, three jeweled necklace and a pair of Birkenstocks for a casual and comfortable study session. The high bun helped to bring attention to the overall look as well as enhance the best accessory for a sunny day with retro sunglasses. While most looks are best with an eye-catching hand bag, the red color of the Herschel backpack adds a pop of color and is the perfect essential for an all-day study session. No matter the occasion, there is never an excuse to not put your best dress forward.

One Simple Change: Exhausted after a long day of studying and classes and just want to have a great weekend? Replace the Herschel backpack with a red clutch, grab your favorite leather jacket to wear over your dress and slip on some stylish booties. You’ll be ready for a great night out with friends in no time.