WHAT TO WEAR: Cozy Meets Chic

Hello Fashionistas/os! With spring semester in full swing, you can put aside the panic of add/drop week and let your personal style make an impression. Take a departure from the normal jeans and T-shirt collegiate uniform and channel your inner style icon. To quote celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe, “style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.”

This Fashionista is showing us how campus chic should be done. She has dressed up casual leggings with heeled booties and a cargo jacket, two on-trend pieces for spring. We normally see cargo jackets in military-inspired green, but a black version is more versatile.

Heeled booties are a Fashionista’s go-to in cold weather. They are comfortable enough to wear every day or to sprint across campus when you’re late for class—and let’s face it, we’ve all been there!

A surefire way to look put together is to create your outfit in a monochrome color palette. Our Fashionista opted for black and gray, and the effect is a sophisticated twist on a casual outfit. Accessorizing is your best friend when it comes to elevating a casual look. Her sleek sunglasses, cozy scarf, and structured bag add the perfect polish.

Speaking of polish, notice how this Fashionista’s silver glittery manicure is perfectly coordinated with her outfit? If fashion extra credit was a thing, she’d definitely be earning some major points. Take inspiration from her, and go above and beyond this semester. Invest in some key accessories to dress up your basics, and you will never draw a blank on style again.