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WHAT TO WEAR: Sleeves in Leaves

WHAT TO WEAR: Sleeves in Leaves

This L.L. Bean Queen is rocking a gorgeous pair of Bean Boots perfect for crunching through the leaves this crisp season, all the while looking like she stepped straight out of a featured fall editorial. This look is perfect for the transition of November into December because these items are interchangeable with a variety of ensembles and can be rocked rain or shine. Insulated boots and chunky cardigans never fail me. By themselves they are simple but when put together they create a stylishly comfortable look that appears both tasteful and effortless.

Her relaxed cornflower blue peplum T-shirt paired with an oversized white cardigan cuffed at her wrists, matches her marled boot socks seamlessly. This Fashionista knows how to couple a pair of simple black leggings with Alex & Ani jewelry and a rose gold Fossil crossbody bag to play up a seemingly basic outfit. These types of garments are wonderful because you can dress up without actually having to get too formal or fancy—it’s the perfect college student go-to. Whether you’re running to the library to finish a paper, heading out to the mall with your friends or even going home for Thanksgiving break with the family, these are staple items that every girl should have in her closet.

What’s even more fabulous than being fashionable while staying on budget per season? Being able to rock your own personal style year-round! You can work almost all of these pieces into your upcoming winter wardrobe. Recycling old trends saves your wallet space and allows you to experiment with creative layering. The term ‘basic’ gets a bad rep but I disagree—you need the basics to build upon. They are the foundation of fashion and can be glamorized in a variety of ways. I encourage you all to sift through your closet and see what innovative pieces you can use to polish off your seasonal attire. Dare to dazzle your family and friends at upcoming holiday festivities with thick sleeves, warm boots and a big smile.