WHAT TO WEAR: Stepping It up for Class

Whether your day starts at 8 a.m. or 1 p.m., every Fashionista struggles when deciding whether or not to go with a cute or a cozy look for class. If you look cute, you run the risk of being uncomfortable. However, if you stick with something more comfortable, you run the risk of looking like you just rolled out of bed. It often seems as if you just cannot win.

For those of us in the South, our favorite oversize T-shirt and pair of leggings win this dilemma way too often. It is a never ending cycle brought upon us by the endless supply of sorority, fraternity, and game day T-shirts. Plus, the unpredictable weather surely does not support any effort to look nice.

This Fashionista showcases the perfect solution to this problem, from her T-shirt to her leggings. Her lululemon leggings are black, but this particular style is cropped and boasts small hints of mesh. Finding leggings with subtle accents like these is one way to let your personality shine, even in basic items.

She paired her leggings with a graphic T-shirt. Whether it says “Rosé all day” or “Burger Queen,” graphic T-shirts provide the another way to express yourself through your daily style. Furthermore, this allows you to remain comfortable, while taking your look up a notch from any typical leggings and T-shirt combo.

In addition, this Fashionista added a gray cardigan to complement her shirt. Cardigans are the perfect way to layer in the winter, without looking like you’re bracing for a blizzard. For her, this cardigan is a wardrobe staple. It works with this outfit and dozens of others, which gives you the power to conquer cold days and even colder classrooms.

Her Steven Madden shoes are another element that stands out. They are stylish, yet can be worn all day without any sign of discomfort. Furthermore, they are neutral in color, so that they can be worn with a variety of looks. To complete this particular look, she decided on simple, silver jewelry. This provides a dainty accent to the relatively bold tones found in the rest of her outfit.

With this style, you are bound to excel in and out of the classroom, from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., while remaining comfortable. It is the perfect win-win situation that is sure to leave you looking and feeling great. The only thing to make it better would be a cup of Starbucks.