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WHAT TO WEAR: Spring

April 8th, 2016 at 2:00am

Here in Virginia, spring weather is in full force, and the season’s styles have followed suit. After several months in thick fabrics and mountains of layers, we are ready for simplicity again. This Fashionista embodies such ease in her airy ensemble, proving that less is so much more when it comes to warm weather dressing. She combines classically constructed pieces in a neutral color palette to create a look that exudes effortless-chic. This breezy outfit is perfect for so many of our favorite spring activities as it can work for day or night, from Sunday brunch to dinner on the town.

This Fashionista starts with a blue and white striped halter top in a cotton material. The halter neckline is a classic, and is a hit every spring because it flatters every body type. The blue and white stripe pattern adds a timeless nautical feel to the look and fits with the sunny theme of the season. The top is tucked into an equally lightweight tan mini skirt with fun pocket detailing. A belt in matching fabric nips in the silhouette and accentuates the waist. The miniskirt is a very hot trend this spring, and this Fashionista in her chocolate-colored cotton sets herself apart from the sea of basic denim minis we’re bound to see in the coming months. A soft beige sweater adds subtle interest without taking away from the top and skirt. She finishes with some dainty layered necklaces and brown suede wedges in a shade slightly lighter than the skirt, which keep the color palette smartly minimal while making her legs look killer.

One Simple Change: Trade the wedges for a pair of neutral gladiator sandals to rock this look for class. You’ll maintain the outfit’s effortless simplicity while keeping your feet pain free as you trek across campus.