I don’t know about you, but my outfits have a terrible tendency to get lazier and lazier as the week goes on. By Friday, I’m basically just wearing my pajamas to class. I applaud the Fashionistas and Fashionistos who can stay cool and comfortable but still look like they didn’t try too hard. I have two settings: homeless-grunge-fest (think way too distressed jeans and an XXL flannel) or beauty pageant queen. There is no in-between.

Needless to say, for me, effortless cool can sometimes be difficult to do, but this Fashionista pulled it off like a pro. What’s the secret recipe for her laid back look? Her black frayed denim shorts and striped T-shirt add an element of nonchalance that you want in a daytime class look. Take a page from this Fashionista’s book with that key pattern for an off-duty model image. Her adorable bright yellow backpack is cute enough to count as an accessory but useful enough to carry to class every day. Oh, and not to mention the crazy cute patches that come on this Zara T-shirt. I totally picture Alexa Chung or another major it-girl running errands around town in this unique T-shirt. This talented Fashionista finished off her look with a subtle white watch and flatform slip-ons. They really elevate her look, don’t you think? Okay wow, that was terrible, but it’s totally true.

One Simple Change: To seamlessly go from class to a night out, swap the denim shorts for a classic black skater skirt and dance like a fool to your favorite jams all night long.