STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Go Back To Basics

As we learned from the StyleMint features last week, basic T-shirts are making a comeback for a CollegeFashionista's daily wear. We have the ever-fabulous Olsen sisters to thank for bringing this oh-so-casual trend back with a bang.

I found this Fashionista on the Pentacrest (the heart of our campus) on her way to grab lunch and was instantly impressed with her basic yet stylish look. She managed to take a simple white tee from her wardrobe and piece together a perfectly presentable outfit for classes. Who knew a tee and cords could look this good?

Fashion always comes first in my book, but comfort holds a very close second place position when it comes time to shop for new pieces. Although many stores and labels offer their own spin on the basic tee, my favorite stop for all things basic is and always will be, American Apparel. In my humble opinion, they offer some of the comfiest and best-fitting T-shirts I have ever stumbled across.

Once you have all the pieces, putting together a basic-meets-stylish campus look of your own is easy. Simply pick a V-neck in your favorite color and locate your best-fitting pair of skinny jeans. At this point, your outfit is nearly ready for a day full of classes and campus trotting; just add some fabulous accessories and shoes from your own wardrobe to take your basic tee look to the next level. This Fashionista added a long pendant necklace, her favorite pair of TOMS and a charcoal gray elbow-patch cardigan to polish off her casually chic ensemble. 

Comfy attire can often make campus seem like a sea of Victoria's Secret PINK, UGGs and North Face jackets. Don't be afraid to put a unique spin on your basic outfit when recreating this look. Remember, it's always better to stand out and be daring with your fashion choices than it is to blend in and be boring.

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