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WHAT TO WEAR: Fall

If you are shivering walking into your 9:30 a.m. class and sweating when you walk out an hour later, congratulations! It’s officially fall at your campus! Dressing for this weather is a tricky balance but has potential to be the most stylish and creative time of the semester.

Layering is key in the fall, as the temperature can change up to 20 degrees on any given day. As much as you want to break in your new back-to-school jeans, it’s not a bad idea to keep your skirts out a little longer to take advantage of the last few sunny afternoons of the season.

This Fashionista is rocking a maroon uniform-style skirt with a unique patterned blouse. To keep the outfit appropriate for cooler weather, she added a gray sweater and ankle-high boots.

When adapting skirts and dresses to fall weather, there are a number of options for how to go about it. Tights are a simple solution, and come in a variety of styles, from warm wool to thin and patterned. On the other hand, this Fashionista chose to stay warm with knee-high socks.

The color scheme of this outfit is perfect for the season. Warm neutrals, dark reds and burnt yellow all match the changing trees and keep her outfit in touch with her surroundings. She finished off with a turquoise watch as an accent, which adds a fun pop of color to the ensemble.

For an early fall look, there’s still time to recycle summer-length skirts and lightweight blouses: just add layers to stay warm, such as a sweater and knee-high socks like this Fashionista. In such a colorful time of year, the scenery provides plenty of inspiration for a color scheme, and just one bright accent piece can bring a neutral look to a new level. The most important thing to remember is to stay warm as the seasons change, but also to stay true to your personal style!

One Simple Change: This outfit can be adapted to any temperature or season! You can ditch the knee socks for a cute ankle-length pair on a warmer day, or replace the skirt with a pair of boyfriend jeans if it’s colder outside.