WHAT TO WEAR: Weekend Wear

Three more days until the best time of the week: the weekend. I’m almost convinced that the weekends hold some kind of magic power (and I’m not talking about their ability to distract us from all responsibility). The weekends can turn any sweatshirt wearing college kid into a top notch Fashionista/o!

Creating a killer weekend outfit isn’t rocket science and it doesn’t have to break the bank. This Fashionista loves playing with layering—finding things she already has in her closet to combine in new and interesting ways. The result? A fabulous combination of leather and plaid.

Who said baggy shirts were just for going to class? This Fashionista flawlessly layered hers over an H&M plaid mini skirt to create a contrast of fits, leaving only a little glimpse of plaid to an otherwise monochromatic look. The small touch of plaid adds a punk feel to her weekend wear.

To keep the edge going, she added thigh-highs and a leather jacket. One of my favorite trends right now are thigh-high socks. Not only do they add a grungy-chic vibe to your outfit, but they are also an easy way to make sure you can wear your favorite mini skirt all winter long. This weekend savvy Fashionista paired them with some heeled black booties, an essential asset to any wintertime wardrobe.

This look is perfect for a Saturday night downtown. Long live the weekend!

One Simple Change: Catching dinner with your beau before heading out? Trade in those thigh-highs and skirt for a simple pair of black leggings for a more reserved look that’s perfect for the first date!