Spring semester is among us, with the smell of new stresses and the residual vibes of winter break coming to a bitter end. While we might feel the relentless pull of force towards those oversized Gator sweatshirts and yoga pants, it is our duty to remain stylish as we brace ourselves for the onslaught of the daily grind.
I spotted this Fashionista while she was headed to class. Her effortless and casual yet chic style caught my eye. The simple striped pattern of her Gap shirt combined with the femininity of her Forever 21 circle skirt almost reflects what Audrey Hepburn might have worn if she went to UF in 2015. The color story of cool blues gives off a calmness that we could all use at this time of year. Yet her belt, sunglasses, backpack and the pop of reddish-orange lipstick all added just the right amount of color contrast this look needed. Since the cold is still conquering, try this Fashionista’s layering tactic of a skirt over tights (and maybe some knee-highs for those near-freezing days) and a jacket over a long sleeved shirt. It has allowed her to stay warm, but avoid looking like the Michelin man with too many heavy layers.
The cargo jacket has recently become a staple for many people’s wardrobes. It combines functionality for wintertime and the military trend that is happening in the fashion world. This Fashionista is sporting a Cotton On gray cargo/anorak jacket, an adaptation to the classic green color. One can even dare to try a burgundy jacket for a pop of color against navy; the possibilities are endless. The cargo jacket is an easy, street style take on the utilitarian concept for the Marc Jacobs spring 2015 ready-to-wear collection, too. When going to class, remember that it is your chance to reveal your personality to your classmates. Make it count. This Fashionista was clearly ready to take on her new classes with style and confidence.
One Simple Change: Ditch the cargo jacket for a boyfriend blazer for girl’s night out. Hey, you deserve it!