Finals week is upon us here at the University of Alabama. That means copious amounts of coffee, hours in the library and maybe a few tears. At this time of high stress it can be tempting to spend the week in your comfiest sweats, but I have come to find that you can find a happy medium between dressing up and dressing in pajamas. As someone who has been taking finals for 16 years, I feel like I’ve learned a few strategies along the way. One of them being the perfect outfit for studying. This would be something not too comfy that you nod off during your 2:00 a.m. study session, but not so uncomfortable that you can’t concentrate.
This Fashionista’s outfit is a great example of the ideal study outfit. Everything item is loose or stretchy, but still presentable for any errands or meetings she might have during the day. The style of her pants is what really makes this outfit stand out. The loose cut makes it a better alternative to jeans or tight leggings, and the pattern is flattering but still fun. She keeps the rest of her outfit simple. Her simple white top is stretchy but form fitting so she doesn’t loose her shape, and her gray cardigan will keep her warm in a drafty exam room. The finishing touches like her silver accessories, sunglasses and sandals are easy ways that she adds interest and keeps the look far away from frumpy. She completes her look with a tan leather satchel that can hold her books and papers walking from class to class.
One Simple Change: Obviously you spend a lot of time in the library during finals week. This Fashionista pretty much has the study look down, but would be perfect for the library with patterned socks in case her feet get cold and a scrunchie to throw her hair up if it gets in the way. Large vanilla latte is optional.