Ever try-on countless outfits in the morning and just can’t seem to find the perfect one? My advice: choose a fun, flattering dress. You can never go wrong with a dress and simple accessories, not to mention how comfortable you’ll be! This Fashionista perfected the look and made it look effortless with her black flats and stylish souvenirs while studying abroad.

Name: Katy Swimelar

Major: Elementary Education and Phycology 

Year: Senior

College Fashionista: What are you wearing?

KS: I’m wearing a patterned high-low dress from Urban Outfitters, Tory Burch basic black flats and some bracelets that I got while traveling abroad.

CF: What are you excited to wear this fall?

KS: I am most excited for the cold crisp days of fall when I am able to pull out my leggings and brown riding boots.  I love leggings, boots and a sweater with a circle scarf look that feels like you are trying without really doing so. I’m also excited to pull out my blazers and pair them with skinny jeans and fun tops!

CF: Which stores do you like to shop at and why?

KS: I am all about the basic items that are versatile in my closet.  My favorite spot would have to be Nordstrom for their oversized sweaters, basic jeans and the occasional top. I love going into Nordstrom and finding something that I didn't come in for but ended up with anyway!  I also love my Lululemon leggings that I can pair with so many different outfits, regardless if I am trying for the cute or comfy look, somehow I always end up taking a little bit of comfy and adding some cute to it.

CF: What are you two go-to items in your wardrobe?

KS: I would say my most common go-to would be my Lululemon black leggings. No matter what mood I am in, I always seem to pull them out and make them work. Whether it is adding a scarf and boots or flats and a long shirt.  My other go-to item would be a J.Crew stripped quarter sleeve.  I love this shirt because I can pull out the watermelon colored skinnies before fall really sets in or I can wear a pair of dark denim and throw a necklace with it to complete the look!

How To: To recreate this look, find a flattering high-low dress. I love something with a floral design and a tapered waist, for the most flattering look. Pair it with some black flats for those busy days running around campus, and finish the look with a bulky watch and fun bracelets! The best accessories are the ones obtained while strolling the streets of Paris or bustling through markets in Rome. These accessories are unique, sentimental and most likely have an amazing story too! It's an easy, comfortable and, best of all, stylish look!

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