Fashionistas and Fashionistos, rejoice! The fall semester is finally coming to a close! While I couldn’t be happier for winter break, the dreaded final exams and projects are upon us. That means staying up even later, more Starbucks runs and sometimes not even a care in the world about anything else but your school work. But don’t let the finals blues get you down, dress for the occasion! The key is to be comfy yet chic. Think, “how can I tackle the world and still feel like I’m wrapped in my heated blanket?”

One piece I always pull from my closet is a winter sweater. A chunky sweater is a must have, not only for this year’s fall/winter season, but in my opinion, for all fall/winter seasons. This cozy, cold weather essential can take your look from day to night by simply mixing up your favorite accessories. I love how it projects a very relaxed look which not only covers us from the cold, but at the same time, makes us look very chic.The best way to wear a chunky sweater is to balance the top with the bottom. Since these type of sweaters are loose and baggy by nature, the bottom part of the outfit should be a tighter fit in order to achieve an effortless and yet stylish look.

Here our Fashionista is on the right track for her finals week. Staying comfy and cozy, she paired a cable knit sweater with some ripped denim. To wrap up the outfit, she threw on her white high-tops and added some layered necklaces. The key to this outfit is keeping it simple.

One Simple Change: With finals finally over, take this look from class to a lunch out with a simple switch of your kicks. A ballet flat is an easy way to dress up any look without compromising comfort.