TREND: Classy Comfort

Leggings, boots and an oversized top is probably one of the most common outfits to see around campus. From throwing on a simple sweater or plaid, this style can be seen in many variations throughout they day. Everyone who sports the style makes it their own, reflecting who they are or just what mood they are in. It is hard not to blend in wearing these pieces, however this Fashionista stood out among the rest by being bold in her fur vest over a chic silk blouse. She managed to accomplish staying comfortable without sacrificing style – why should you ever? There are numerous combinations similar to this Fashionista’s that allow you to enjoy the comfort of an outfit while still in the latest trends. This particular outfit embraces the classier route you can take, with the fur vest dressing up the outfit. Whether it means switching from an oversized T-shirt to a more stylized button down or trying a pair of over the knee boots instead of shorter ones, the swap of even one piece is guaranteed to take your outfit to the next level.

Hint: Look at your most often worn pair of leggings, boots and top and try to find similar pieces but with different characteristics. For example, these American Apparel shiny leggings differ completely from a normal pair and can change the whole look of an outfit. Another option is switching to over the knee boots, adding a whole other element with those extra inches of leather. Do not underestimate the effect one piece can have on a whole outfit, so experiment and see what you can do to vamp up your everyday outfit.
 

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TREND: Classy Comfort

Fall is just about here, and classes have started. Every student loves to be comfortable during that long 8 a.m. class, but Fashionistas always find ways to be comfortable and cute. Though there is no need to wear your "Sunday clothes" to class, dressing up a bit never hurts! This Fashionista, who I found in the park enjoying her lunch, is wearing an outfit that can also be worn to class. The start of fall is the time when we reintroduce leather into our wardrobe, as the pictured Fashionista has already done. The brown leather bag, which she purchased from Lucky Brand Jeans, serves as a cute accessory as well as something durable to carry your necessities to and from class. It is also a heavy weight fabric therefore, it can be worn until the flowers bloom next spring! For more space, try upgrading to a larger bag such as these from Lucky Brand Jeans and Target.

Cardigans are also back for the fall months. Our pictured Fashionista is rocking a thin gray half sleeve cardigan. This lightweight sweater goes well with the high wasted A-line skirt she has on. The neutral gray of the cardigan helps to bring out the interesting pattern on the skirt, but if your skirt is only one color, try a detailed shirt or cardigan! This striped yellow "Cardi" from Anthropologie looks good closed or open and enhances your body shape.

The most important part of this outfit is the shoes. This Fashionista chose a strappy gladiator sandal to walk around the park in. This is a comfortable option for class that looks good while the weather is still beautiful. If your are looking for a place to buy cute, comfortable shoes, try looking at Aerosoles. The "Soul Mate" sandal is a great alternative to the strappy sandal in the photo. 

Hint: If you want to add height to your outfit, try low heel boots. Aerosoles has a lot of comfortable ones to choose from!

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