WHAT TO WEAR: Day to Night

One of hardest parts about being a Fashionista on a college budget is buying garments that ensure a multipurpose. Whenever I shop, I tend to suffer from a thing called spending anxiety. You know the feeling: giving away your hard earned cash to the sales associate and experiencing shaky hand syndrome. I tend to have this every time I buy something that’s more than 50 dollars. Once I do find something worth buying, I make sure it coordinates with other pieces in my closet. My favorite purchases are the ones I can wear all year-round. Shopping is definitely a game that takes skill and knowledge. Consequences of an unknowledgeable shopper may include debt, over access or granular clothing.

Luckily, I spotted a Fashionista on campus that put my shopping anxiety at ease. She models a simple little black dress and is wrapped in a bohemian style kimono. She pairs her ensemble with beige, suede wedges and some charming silver bangles. This Fashionista is the walking example of the day to night look. This outfit is so fashionable, and yet so simple. It’s an easy look for any body shape to pull off. The simplicity of the dress makes it casual and not too overdone for class. Adding the suede wedges gives her outfit a dressier touch, appropriate for a nice dinner after class. This Fashionista’s kimono is the centerpiece of the outfit. I always love a good kimono because it ties together any type of outfit whether it is dressy or casual. It’s a staple in every girl’s closet. As an added bonus, they usually aren’t expensive either. I love the pattern on this one because it’s pretty neutral which means you can wear it all year. All you need to do is change what goes under it. She makes the transition from day to night look so effortless. She doesn’t even need to get changed to go out after class.

One Simple Change: If you are romping around campus and feel that suede wedges are too formal for you, switch them out for riding boots. If you pair them with knee socks, it’s a cute alternative, making this outfit a little bit more casual for class.