What To Wear: Class-ic Comfort

As sad as I am to say it, classes are back in full swing here at VCU. As course loads increase, the will to leave the house in anything but an oversized hoodie can dwindle. However when you look good, you feel good—where do you think the expression “dress well test well” came from? Pulling an all nighter doesn’t have to mean praying you don’t bump into anyone you know the next day and comfort is key to this Fashionista’s signature casual yet cute style. The perfect balance of free flowing femininity with tomboy basics is cool girl-chic, as well as easy enough for a full day of classes.

Pairing boyfriend jeans and menswear with floral dresses and off-the-shoulder blouses has been the staple of bookworms and bloggers alike this season. This Fashionista stays on point with her flirty babydoll trapeze slip from Forever 21 and simple Nike sneakers (perfect for anyone who bikes to campus). Functionality is crucial, especially if you juggle work with a full course load. Her ensemble is topped off with natural makeup and dainty jewels. The simplicity of the look makes it perfect for the days you have zero willpower left to put together a cute outfit and 50 million things to do.

The key to having a good skin day everyday despite a full schedule of lectures? Her mantra is skin first, makeup second. She says, “I focus on a good skincare routine instead of hiding behind a coat of foundation, especially when I have a busy day ahead.” The secret to this flawless complexion is cleansing and toning with Burt’s Bees and being diligent about applying a rich moisturizer.  Follow this Fashionista’s lead and take advantage of the no-makeup makeup trend with bold brows, your favorite mascara and a shimmering highlight for an on the go glow. 

Coffee date with your crush after class? Before you grab that pumpkin spice latte, trade sneakers for a pair of neutral heels and swipe on a bold lip or classic cat-eye to give your all-day look a little more va-va-voom.