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WHAT TO WEAR: Class

When you have an 8:00 a.m. the last thing you want is to spend more time getting ready than necessary. However, if you’re like me, you also don’t like wearing leggings and a t-shirt all day. The skinny jeans and booties combo make a great solution! Black skinnies are the most versatile piece in your closet and work perfect for fall weather. By adding the top of your choice and a matching pair of booties, you have a well put together outfit in a matter of minutes.

With a little help from Urban Outfitters and Free People, this Fashionista was able to create a feminine look for class, with minimal effort. She kept the bottom half of her outfit simple and neutral, with these black skinny jeans and olive ankle boots. What I love about her boots is that they have a gumsole heel, which is essential when maneuvering the uneven brick patterns of Richmond streets. To add a pop of color and complete the outfit, this Fashionista went with a light popover top. The rich mustard color is the perfect complement to the fall leaves, and the pleated front softened up the outfit just right.

Next time you’re crunched for time, remember that being late doesn’t automatically condemn you to wearing sweats (which is okay if you choose to). Just grab your favorite top, comfiest pair of jeans and the rest will fall into place.

One Simple Change: Want to take this look from Day to Night? Sub out the booties for a cute pair of black strappy heels, add a shoulder strap bag and you’re ready to go!