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WHAT TO WEAR: Day to Night

The busy-ness of student life always has its ups and downs. On the bright side, you know that all your hard work and running around will pay off in the real world, but on the other hand—sometimes fashion has to work double duty on those long days on campus. Have you ever stood in front of your closet in the early morning wondering what outfit to pack for later that night when you hit the town after class? Have no fear, my fashion-forward friends, because there are easy styling options that can allow your look to go from day to night without bringing that heavy change of clothes.

This Fashionista’s look is elegant, minimal and on-trend with this year’s ongoing love of ‘90s pieces like choker necklaces and white retro Nikes. Speaking of on-trend, fashion backpacks are incredibly important for this season, evidenced by the bags seen in shows like Burberry Prorsum. This Fashionsta’s bag is perfect as an everyday purse or schoolbag; the size is perfect for carrying books while the chains and quilt pattern are high quality details. Her layering of summertime pieces, like a chambray blouse and cotton skirt, is strategic for the chillier fall weather. It is these elements allow the look to become transferable to nighttime events.

To switch this look from day to night, all you need is to remove that casual chambray for a simple monochromatic look perfect for dinner or a night out. The leather jacket and detailed backpack are refined while contrasting the edginess of the sneaker—the outfit balances itself perfectly and allows for a comfortable yet stylish evening look.

Keep your daytime looks perfectly balanced so that you have an easy transition from day to night!

One Simple Change: This look is great for day and night, but what about somewhere in between? Heading out for a brunch date following your night on the town? Bring along a pair of shiny boots and a large scarf to make your look Sunday breakfast ready, then throw your hair up in a ballerina bun for some added polish! You’ll be comfortable, warm, and looking ready for any hip breakfast café.