WHAT TO WEAR: Weekend Wear

With the end of summer, comes the beginning of the back to school season. Say hello to early mornings, late night cram sessions and irritable professors! However, we must not forget the perks of back to school: the weekends. Most students at the University of North Carolina—Wilmington can be found exploring art museums and boutiques downtown, lounging by the beach or, my personal favorite, sleeping. Of course, Wilmington also has a thriving nightlife. From frat parties to beach bars, there’s something for every college student looking for a fun night on the town.

If you’re looking for a versatile weekend look then this Fashionista exemplifies the perfect outfit. I was instantly drawn to this look because of the Fashionista’s twist on your classic “jeans and a T-shirt” look. She utilizes the current ripped jeans trend; these are a great way to add a bit of edginess to any outfit. Her cropped T-shirt shows some skin but is long enough to wear with your mama. This length is well-suited for the humid yet breezy, Wilmington weather.

Creating an even more laid back feel, she sports a pair of crisp, white Vans Sk8 Hi. These sneakers are a stylish upgrade from your usual pair of Converse and a great way to get in touch with your inner skater girl (cue, Avril Lavigne!). To contrast these casual pieces, she incorporates gold jewelry to amp up the look. On her ears, she has dangling earrings and on her wrists, a single gold bangle and Michael Kors watch. Her Ray-Ban sunglasses create an aura of confidence. Overall, this Fashionista is comfortable and effortless with just a touch of glamour.

One Simple Change: Because of the flashy jewelry and form-fitting jeans, this look can easily be taken from daytime to nighttime. Swap the sneakers for your favorite pair of heels and the T-shirt for a sheer blouse. Top it off with a classy clutch purse.