WHAT TO WEAR: Presentation

Now that the semester is finally under way, the days are getting longer, busier and more stressful. After a long winter break, getting back into the swing of things can be a challenge, and if classes weren’t already tough enough, preparing for a class presentation just adds to the stress. That first presentation of the semester can be nerve wracking, but the key to acing any presentation is to be confident, and confidence starts with dressing for success.

When dressing for a presentation, it’s easy to lose your personality in an attempt to look professional. Every Fashionista knows that a great blazer is a wardrobe staple and perfect for this occasion, but before you reach for a simple black blazer, consider putting a twist on the classic. This Fashionista chooses a fun patterned blazer to add some personality to her look. The relaxed fit and cheerful print give her outfit an edge while still looking professional and put together.

She keeps the rest of her look simple and her accessories minimal so that the focus is on her standout blazer. By layering it over a super casual distressed white T-shirt, this Fashionista strikes the right balance between comfortable and chic. Black leather booties with a low heel are both appropriate for a presentation and practical for the unpredictable Wisconsin weather. To complete her look, this Fashionista adds a delicate layered necklace for some additional texture and an extra feminine touch. Finally, bright red nail polish brings a pop of color to an otherwise all black and white color scheme.

One Simple Change: With minimal changes, this look can be perfect for a night out. Swap the blazer for a leather jacket and grab a pair of heeled booties for a look that transitions effortlessly from day to night.