September 25th, 2015 at 2:10am

As it reaches mid-September, the weather is beginning to slowly (but surely) cool down, especially in the mornings. At St. Bonaventure, students are often greeted with a thick mist of fog in the mornings that can sends chills down the spines of the unprepared. Then, by the afternoon, the sun beats down upon us and many of the classrooms aren’t air conditioned. So, how does one dress for class in these confusing temperature changes?

This Fashionista has figured it out. She balances a lightweight sweater with a pair of shorts for a look that is still summery, but will keep out the cold in the morning. Her gray sweater is a great basic that can be paired with shorts, as she has done in this outfit, or with a skirt or over a dress if she chooses. It adds a comfy-chic element to the ensemble that is perfect for a day of classes. Meanwhile, her distressed, black denim shorts add a laid back and slightly edgy feel, and will keep her cool once the day warms up. I love her white Birkenstocks because they play off of the ‘summer white’ trend and contrast nicely with the black shorts.

For accessories, a big watch, which is more on the preppy side, juxtaposes the quirky beaded bracelet. Large pearl earrings, paired with a few more understated earrings and a nose ring, add extra details that are subtle enough to not make her look overdressed.

One Simple Change: Heading to an internship after class? Switch out the shorts to a sleek pencil skirt and change the Birkenstocks to a pair of black flats, and you will go from casual to put together.