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WHAT TO WEAR: Class

WHAT TO WEAR: Class

After three months of glorious summer, we are called back to the seats of lecture halls and laboratories. Now is the time where swimsuits and short shorts get put away, and we focus our attention to the upcoming fall trends and the syllabi of our fall semester classes. As a child of private school education for 12 years, the college dress code gave me so much freedom that I almost didn’t know what to do with myself at first. As a creature of habit, I created my own idea of a “uniform” and my Fashionista exemplifies one of my favorite outfits for class.

With the chaos of early morning classes, late night study sessions and everything in between, it is exhausting to fathom the idea of planning out a killer outfit for every single day of class. Don’t get me wrong, I love the idea of rocking perfectly coordinated, instagram-ready outfits every day, but homegirl doesn’t have the time (and neither do you). My solution to this problem is easy. Create an arsenal of two or three go-to looks that you can easily switch up for any season. A few of mine are a simple T-shirt dress with a piece of outerwear and jeans paired with a T-shirt. These simple, yet effortless combinations allow for complete customization for any occasion, mood or weather. A T-shirt dress can be paired with a leather jacket and booties for an edgy day-to-night look, or it can be styled with a blazer and flats for a class presentation or interview. Stocking your wardrobe with these basics might become your favorite part of back-to-school shopping.

My Fashionista here is rocking a very comfortable, yet stylish outfit for class. At the base of her outfit, she has a pair of distressed, light wash jeans. Jeans, while uncomfortable for some, are one of the biggest essentials for class because of their universal pairability. She kept her top simple with a plain white T-shirt. T-shirts are tricky because there are many different fits. For me, I prefer a loose, flowy T-shirt, while others may prefer a more classic, tighter cut. Find your favorite fit and get it in every color because I promise you will be wearing them all the time. Our Fashionista added a sporty vibe to the mix by throwing on a pair of adidas Superstars. Finally, she kept the look flirty and fun with a half bun hairstyle, bright blue nails and colorful arm candy.
One Simple Change: Layers on layers on layers. A look such as this is perfect for August and September when the walks to class are still warm from the summer heat. However, it may not be so great when the chill of late October and November hit. Layers such as jackets, scarves, socks and boots are easy ways to transition a late summer outfit to a fall/winter appropriate look.