Midterms are just around the corner, which means it’s time for those late night cram sessions at the library. You may think that the only option to stay snug while studying is to wear sweatpants and a crewneck, but what if I told you there is an alternative solution to that? It all comes down to one simple word: layering. Layering is the most convenient and stylish way to stay comfortable, especially when the temperate control at most libraries is inconsistent. It’s either way too hot and stuffy or way too chilly, but you don’t have to worry about that if you follow this Fashionista’s footsteps.

This Fashionista emphasized layering in a little black dress that she paired with a baggy denim shirt and a patterned knit shawl. The outer layer is perfect for keeping warm outdoors and using as a blanket indoors. To prevent the shawl from unwrapping, she creatively and securely pinned it down with a hair clip. She accessorized with two chokers, cross earrings and a crocodile skin tote bag. She topped the look off with gray knee-high socks, tall, black leather boots and even an extra layer! Her additional gray cardigan is a great substitute for the shawl and matches the rest of her outfit.

One Simple Change: Any kind of layering would do the trick at the library, but to make a smooth transition from day to night, swap the shawl for an oversized black blazer to create a sleek and studious yet comfortable look for the rest of your intense cram session.