May 6th, 2015 at 2:10am

As schoolwork quickly piles up, I find myself, like many others, spending my weekends in the library, cramming all my work. No more time for weekend getaways or casual strolls downtown with some friends anymore. All of my social and academic life has been spent in the library instead. Most of us hit the library with our most comfortable clothes, sweatpants and sweatshirts, while others can hit the library with style. Who says you have to sacrifice comfort for fashion? This Fashionisto shows us how to dress comfortably and chic for the library.

I spotted this Fashionisto while he was going to the library. His casual and simplistic style caught my attention immediately. He paired his relaxed fit indigo jeans with a simple gray long sleeve to create the perfect comfortable ensemble. For more warmth, he added a brown undershirt to layer underneath his gray shirt. As for his shoes, he opted for a pair of beige oxfords to match his casual outfit. Last but not least, he threw on his Herschel backpack to finish his effortless look.

I find it better to focus or study well when I look put together. Having a sloppy outfit can sometimes hinder my ability to work in the library. A good outfit can give a mood boost, and allow me to be more efficient. If you also find trouble focusing, try dressing yourself up a bit even if it’s just for the library. You will be surprised how a good outfit can improve efficiency and mood.

One Simple Change: If you are one of the lucky ones who is free to go out with some friends on the weekend, you can dress up this casual outfit by wearing a nice dress shirt instead of the gray shirt. However, if you are into the grungy look, you can always throw on a leather jacket for some extra edginess.