Springtime in Santa Barbara means studying at the beach, enjoying the gorgeous sunshine, and keeping your look casual while going to class. I ran into this Fashionista on the way to campus and she epitomizes the laid back vibes of UCSB. Although the style here may be more on the casual side, Fashionistas like this one show that a simple day of classes can still turn heads.

This Fashionista kept her look simple, but revolved the outfit around her adorable distressed boyfriend jeans. She rolled them slightly at the hem to allow the strappy sandals to pop out. Although this look is simple and classic, the choice of distressed denim and the loose fit upgrades the outfit to a new level of trendiness.

On top, she layered a comfortable gray cardigan over a plain black tank top. Although these elements may be basic on their own, the combination of pieces comes together to form a cohesive beach-side style that truly represents Santa Barbara.

To finish the look, the Fashionista popped on a pair of dark brown sunnies, adding a touch of sophistication to the otherwise simple outfit. She’s now ready for class! Her outfit is comfortable enough to last a long day of lecture, but still super stylish.

One Simple Change: This outfit would also be perfect for weekend brunch with your besties—it’s comfortable and casual, but chic! Simply slip off the cardigan for a sleeker jacket and replace the sandals with a killer pair of booties and you’re ready for mimosas!