While October means the return of favorite fall trends, delicious apple cider and Halloween parties, there is one part of the month that college students everywhere dread: midterm exams. If you are anything like me during the midterm/exam season, the library will become a second home to you as you study your days and nights away. Even when your nose is crammed in books, you can still look fashionable as you work for that A. This Fashionista was able to stay comfortable without sacrificing her focus with a cotton T-shirt, skirt and denim jacket ensemble.

One way to make an outfit look bold while maintaining its casual feel is to put on a denim jacket. The outerwear will help you stay cozy as you power through your library study sessions and will add a new layer of interest to your ensemble. This Fashionista opted for a relaxed, light blue denim jacket that popped against her otherwise gray and white outfit.

If you crave the comfort of your favorite cotton T-shirt, but are worried about looking too dressed down, a flowy maxi skirt might be the solution to your problem. This Fashionista took her casual shirt and dressed it up with a striped skirt, making the look appear effortlessly polished. She completed her dressed up casual outfit with a pair of leather high top Oxford shoes.

Did you finish up your studying and are now ready for a night on the town? Leave the denim jacket and Oxford shoes at home and instead opt for a pair of strappy heels.