Thursday, February 19, 2015

College-Girl Fashion Basics

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Let's start at the very beginning. I believe that basic staples need to be the root of all wardrobes, especially the wardrobe of a college woman. This is a look made of basics -  one that you could adjust to your taste or accessorize however you want. It's also an outfit that could take you to a casual internship, possibly a sorority chapter meeting, or class.

Even though I own my fair share of leggings, I think there is something to be said for people who look put together for class. Professors also tend to think there is something to be said for people who look put together for class. You may even find yourself paying closer attention.

So here we go. I think you should have a basic chambray dress. (Actually I am a firm believer in chambray everything). Mine is from Old Navy (hi, college budget), but here's a link to something similar. Belt the dress. Throw on a long cardigan - mine's from Ross, to be honest (similar cardigan found here). Boots. Everyone ought to have a pair of brown boots. I got mine at, which has become my source for all things discounted. They're Sam Edelman from a few years ago and are amazing, but if you need a similar pair of basic riding boots, click here.

Want to switch it up? Here are a few easy ideas -- 
  • Blazer instead of a cardigan
  • Solid or patterned tights for a cold day

So now you have an outfit (or three) that could take you just about anywhere -- that looks a lot more grown-up and put-together than leggings and a big sweater (even though there is nothing wrong with that). Dress it up, dress it down... All for a reasonable price.

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