College, however fun and vibrant, does not allow you to hide your best outfit potential in a sea of apathy. Break out the pumps and boyfriend blazer in an effort to finally show the world what you are made of.
I know, I know, who am I to call you out on your obvious fashion faux pas? You are “studying” all night and hanging out with friends all day.
It is a hard life, isn’t it? Dear friend, whether you realize it or not, being in school is your job. It’s about time you look like it.
Personal style does not need to be squelched by pantyhose and stiff looking business suits. Style is what you make it.
Take it from me: a fashionista constantly in transit. I am 21 years old and working my fingers to the bone to network out the wazoo in preparation for graduation this December. My outfits usually consist of a cute pair of booties, a casual dress, and a fun clutch. I feel confident and put together, inside and out.
Style, most importantly, should be instinctive.
There probably already are items in your closet that are go-to confidence builders, but you just don’t realize it. It’s just that second nature.
It is coupled with the impulse and obligation of running out of the door in the morning with coffee in hand. It is in the sense of pride when you unwrap an infinity scarf that was around your bare neck after embracing block after block of the brisk city.
It is in the quiet patient moments of waiting for your fella in a bookstore, as you listen to Interpol’s
“C’mere” on repeat, playfully dancing in your new boots from ALDO.
Throwing caution to the wind can be a way of life (and a fun one at that!), but your style should be as grounded as you are. It should reflect the confident, educated young woman you know yourself to be.
Here are three basics to dressing for success while still in school:
-Add heels to a simple pair of skinny jeans and a blouse. Now look at yourself. Don’t you feel just a tiny bit more like a lady of influence?
-Keep bobby pins with you at all times. I have come to fix many a wardrobe malfunction with these cuties, used one as a paper clip for assignment (a fact I am not exactly proud of), and of course, a remedy for a bad hair day.
-Do not neglect the tiny yet bold statement accessory: your business card.
No matter how young you are, if you make a good first impression with someone they are going to want to get in contact with you. A business card is a simple and classy way to do just that. It is a crucial part to any wardrobe.
Keep it classy, my fellow fashionistas. I hope to see you at the top.
Remember: It’s a good life. Live fashionably.