I found this week’s Fashionista lounging in front of the Redpath Library, her prim dress is as appropriate for the library as the post-class picnic she was having on the lawn. 

Part secretary and part schoolgirl, she obviously means business with her knee length dress and the bright print reminds us that summer isn’t quite over yet. The softly ruffled neckline and three quarter length sleeves are super feminine and she cinches the waist with a slim belt.  When it starts to get colder, knee socks and a chunky cardigan will help the transition this outfit into turning leaves. Dresses like this one are fall necessities because of their versatility and polished styling. She’s got accessories down-pat, her vintage Ralph Lauren loafers and envelope shoulder bag are neutral enough to let the dress stand out and are completely on trend- go buy loafers now!

Emulate the same look with this black and white Topshop shirtdress and this floral tunic, and scour the local Value Village for more dresses in old-school prints. Her bag is a welcome change from backpacks, and even if you can't fit all your textbooks in it, this suede messenger bag from Mango is an almost perfect addition to this week.


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