WHAT TO WEAR: Slightly Spring

April 6th, 2016 at 2:00am

Midterm week: a busy span of time midway through the semester. Stress eating, procrastination, syllabi, and outlined notes aggregate amongst congregations of restless students in libraries, dorm room floors, and dining halls. The switch from unbearably cold weather to unpredictable spurts of warm temperatures hits students amidst this rigorous time of spring semester—when students are too busy swamped up to their necks in work to be able to find time to replace their winter turtlenecks with an entirely new spring wardrobe.

This Fashionista, however, has a solution. She took her preexisting winter staples and translated them into a winter/spring transition look. This Fashionista recycled her knits from the winter, keeping her color palette limited to blacks and whites to emphasize her newly deep violet Balayage strands. Pairing a marled gray knit shift dress with an Aztec print cardigan, she forgoes tights and instead adds a pair of knee-high brown riding boots with a peek of black knee-high socks to keep warm amidst fluctuating early spring temperatures.

Equipped with the power to visually elongate the legs, the knee-high boot is a must-have in every woman’s closet. Go for the classic leather riding boots or step out of your comfort zone (literally) with a pair of suede knee-highs. Throughout the fall and winter, they complement layered outfits whilst providing warmth. In the cusp of summer/fall and winter/spring, knee-high boots are a go-to transition piece— pair them with cardigans, dresses, tunics and more.

One Simple Change: Swap out the shift dress for a tie waist tunic dress for a more defined silhouette!