Confession—Dressing For That Awkward In-Between Season is Actually Kind of the Best

As summer vacation is coming to an end, it’s important to consider how you are going to make that transition from summer to fall fashion. One of the hardest things in fashion to master is the “in between” look. You know exactly what I’m talking about. The look for that period of the season where it’s cold in the morning but hot by the afternoon. Just like you, I’ve searched high and low for the perfect outfit, and I have finally found the secret to that perfect “in between” outfit.

The most important thing when dressing during the beginning of fall is to remember to layer, layer, layer. I know it seems pesky, but it really will change your life in the end. You want to start off by taking a cute and simple fall college fashion outfit. A pair of light wash jeans and a solid colored shirt paired with black booties. This outfit is not only adorable but it keeps you comfortable throughout the day.

Now for those chilly but wonderful fall mornings. Your problem of shivering your way to class has finally been solved. Simply adding a cute and cozy gray cardigan to your outfit will stop the shivers, but you can easily take it off during the heat of the day.

If you really want to embrace the culture of summer to fall fashion, pairing a hat to match your boots is just the thing you need to put a little extra spice in your outfit.

If you’re the kind of girl that prefers to skip the layering, then your fall college fashion solution includes wearing a lightweight off-the-shoulder sweater. The sweater will provide just enough warmth for those chilly mornings, but you won’t be sweating by the end of the day. Layering a cute lace bralette will add the perfect amount of detail to your stylish sweater.

Just like the previous outfit, you can always add more accessories to spice up your look. Wearing a brown hat would match perfectly in fall with a burgundy sweater. The off-the-shoulder and lace-up sweater will help you keep up with all of the latest trends without having to be too cold or hot during the day.

Now that you have all the knowledge you need to create the perfect fall school outfit, go out to find your new look and share your outfit with @Cfashionista on social media!

Women’s Fashion and How to Beat the Heat this Summer

It’s summertime and you might be wondering how you can master the perfect summer outfit while beating the heat. July and August are definitely the hottest summer months, so how can you possibly look good while staying cool at the same time? My go-to outfit for the heat is something light and flowy that will definitely keep you cool and chic this summer.

The first key to having the perfect summer outfit is making sure that you are wearing light fabrics. Wearing heavy or clingy materials in the summer is the first thing you want to avoid. My biggest suggestion is to wear a light and flowy chambray shirt. The shirt will allow your body the space it needs to breathe when you are out in the hot sun all day long. This will also help you avoid the horrible feeling of your clothes sticking to your body when you sweat. Another thing to consider is the color of top you are wearing. We all know that one person who wears black year-round, or maybe that person is you, but you want to wear light colors rather than dark. Wearing light colors is just another way to help you stay cool on a hot summer day. Rather than soaking in the heat like dark colors, these light colors will help reflect the sunlight.

Another thing that can become a dilemma for women is how to accessorize without feeling restricted. When it comes to adding accessories in the summertime, the phrase less is more is definitely true. You want to keep it on the simple side by adding delicate pieces. The best thing to add to any outfit is a simple bracelet, small rings, and a cute pair of earrings.

In the summer, it’s important to have a purse that is just as light as your outfit. While fun and flirty bags are super colorful in the summer, to avoid having to constantly switch it up, opt for a light neutral color. Having a purse that doubles as a crossbody bag and a handbag are perfect for every event. It will still be just as chic and it will save you from having to constantly change up your purses throughout the week.

Lastly, if you would rather go for a one piece in the summer, you can go for a simple, embroidered romper. Wearing a romper will allow you to skip the pain of being constrained by pants in the hot summer sun.

Beating the heat while having a cute outfit can seem nearly impossible these days. By keeping your summer wardrobe light and flowy you don’t have to worry about summer sweats ruining your daytime look.

Why don’t you give it a try and let us know how it works by tagging @Cfashionista on social media!

These Quick Tips Are Essential for Studying Abroad

We all want that absolutely perfect and memorable experience while studying abroad. For me, I decided to study abroad in Paris, France. The hardest decision for most is deciding where to go. These are a few quick tips to make you experience abroad the most unforgettable part of your college experience, and your guide to all the best tips for studying abroad in Paris.

The first step in deciding where to go is to decide what region you would prefer to study in. This can be done by thinking of climates, culture, family members, and more. Once you have it narrowed all you have left is picking a country. This usually isn’t too bad because you want to base it off of which country has the best program for what you want to study.

While you are abroad, your schedule can get crazy pretty quickly as it fills up with tours, classes, and free time to explore the rest of the country or region. To make sure you don’t lose track of time or double book yourself, it’s a great idea to invest in a planner. One small enough to fit in your purse or bag would be ideal. This will help you keep track of all your school work that needs to be turned in, and all the activities you have planned for the day.

The most important thing everyone needs to remember while studying abroad is to bring a camera. While going around a city taking photos everywhere you go may not be on your to-do list, it’s something I highly recommend. Taking photos gives you long lasting memories. By the time you come home you’ll think to yourself, “wow that went by so fast.” You will definitely want to look back on the photos to remember all the amazing places you went and the people you met. Not only can you look at the photos for memories, but you can also turn to them for future travel advice. They will help you remember that one restaurant or garden you are dying to go back to.

While you’re traveling and studying abroad it’s important to try and immerse yourself into that culture. Every country has little differences to their culture, so learning how to adapt will help you grow as a person and even learn more about your own values.

Lastly, are some specifics on Paris. We know Paris is the fashion capital of the world, so it’s important to add simple, yet chic, accessories to your outfits. While Parisians love fashion, they value simplicity, so try not to go overboard. The perfect accessory for any outfit is a sunhat in the summer, or a cozy knit scarf for winter.

Studying and traveling abroad is one of the most exciting and enriching experiences and with these quick tips, you’ll have the time of your life. So now it’s time to start planning your very own experience abroad, have fun, and let us know where you are headed!