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WHAT TO WEAR: Parent's Weekend

There is one weekend every fall semester that parents of college students love. College Students? Maybe not as much. That weekend is Parent’s Weekend. Whether you like it or not, this weekend is valuable for your parents because they get to spend time with you after being away for several weeks. And let’s face it, you are a little bit happy to see them again too!

When parents visit, it is important that you do not look like you just rolled out of bed (even if you did). This Fashionista wears a loose, sleeveless dress with brown and white stripes. The simplicity of the dress allows her natural beauty to be the center of attention. She keeps the color scheme consistent by wearing brown leather flip flops, carrying a caramel brown bag and topping the look off with a pair of brown shades.

The goddess Coco Chanel often stressed, “Simplicity is the key note of all true elegance.” It is true, simple can be effortlessly elegant. This Fashionista’s look is perfect for showing her parents around campus or taking them out to eat at her favorite lunch spot. It exudes effortlessness while still looking put together.

This Fashionista kept her eye makeup simple to show off her bright pink lip color. The stunning hot pink pops among the natural hues of her skin and the brown in her ensemble. Lipstick is a miracle beauty product that takes breath away, but takes only seconds to apply. If you find yourself in a rush, don’t bother applying eye makeup; swipe on a wash of lipstick and bolt out the door!

For this upcoming Parent’s Weekend, enjoy the quality time you have with your Mom and Dad. Show them you are emerging into the adult word with elegance and ease. A Lovely and laid back outfit is the way to go.

One Simple Change: The parents may have gone, but that doesn’t mean this look has to! Transform this day look into an evening outfit. Put on dressier shoes, belt the dress, and switch out the large bag for a clutch. Go ahead and apply a darker lip color or eye makeup. And if the night is a chilly, add a pair of tights and a cardigan for a chic vibe!