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WHAT TO WEAR: Parent's Weekend

Making the transition from high school to college is definitely no simple task. It is probably the first time in your life that you are truly on your own and your mom is no longer there to tell you to study for your test, make your bed or most importantly, do your laundry. When you are hundreds of miles away, you can get away with not having clean clothing to wear, but it gets a little trickier when your parents come up to visit during Parent’s Weekend.

Parent’s Weekend is the one time every semester when you willingly expose your family to your new college life and the last thing you want to do is disappoint your mother by revealing that your wardrobe has almost exclusively transitioned into oversized T-shirts and workout pants. It is important to use these two days to prove to your parents that you can still pull together a complete outfit.

For an outfit that would make even the most hard to please parents proud, this Fashionista donned a sophisticated and stylish look. The ripped jeans added a little bit of edge to her black long sleeved shirt and suede vest and her black booties tied the whole look together. It is the perfect style to wear when convincing your parents to take you to your favorite nice restaurant that is probably a little too expensive for a casual night out with friends.

The long sleeved shirt could be exchanged for a shorter sleeve in warmer weather, but her outfit is ideal to wear in the wintertime when showing your parents around the campus or cheering on the team at a basketball game.

When Parent’s Weekend rolls around, don’t be afraid to have your parents come and visit. You will probably want to keep your favorite little black dress or romper for midtown tucked away in your closet, but this Fashionista proves that it is possible to impress them with a classy look without sacrificing any style.

One Simple Change: For a slightly dressier outfit, swap the booties with a pair of wedges for a comfortable night out.