On a rare occasion, college students have an opportunity to shed their bulky winter sweaters and ditch the top-knots to dress up for a night out. Mid-winter brings sorority formals, dances and other formal occasions which are all perfect excuses to actually comb your hair and put on something other than that sweatshirt you wore three times last week. So say peace-out to the library and forget about that ten-page paper due on Monday because it’s time to dress-to-impress.

A formal night out in the dead of winter is accompanied by two issues: exposing pale legs which haven’t seen the light of day in months and potentially pulling up itchy tights all night. To avoid both less than ideal cases, a jumpsuit is the best way to go. It’s effortlessly cool, trendy, flattering, and most importantly, comfortable. The best part is that you can jump, bounce and go hard on the dance floor (they aren’t called jumpsuits for nothing) without worrying about any unwanted exposure. Jumpsuits are a sure way to make a bold statement, impress your peers and stand out in the crowd of formal short dresses.

This Fashionista is rocking an absolutely gorgeous Gentle Fawn jumpsuit. The feminine floral print and delicate open back exudes elegance. She completes her look with simple nude platform pumps, gold jewelry and effortless curls.

One Simple Change: Heading to the after party? Throw on a leather jacket, lace-up flats and smudged eye liner to transform your look from elegant to edgy in an instant.