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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Midterm Chic

'Tis the season of midterms, and the last thing on your mind is making sure you look presentable while you cram before your exams. But when you look up from your desk and see a cute guy pass you by, you can't help but kick yourself a little for not making more of an effort to look nice. There is no need for more stress at a time like this, because it is possible to look comfortable and cute at the library. Here are some tips on how to hit the books in style:

1. Be simple and chic.
It's easier to create an outfit with a dress, since all of the work is basically done for you. Match them up with cute flats and a cardigan to keep warm in the chilly library.
Here's an example of a dress from H&M that can be worn with tights:

2. Keep basic wardrobe items at hand.
It's important to always have jeans and a comfortable T-shirt to throw together last minute. Wear an over-sized cardigan and Toms with it and you're ready to go!
Boyfriend jeans are always cute and give you room to move. Check out these ones from Topshop:

3. Find an alternative to sweatpants.
Harem pants work great with a sweatshirt and long T-shirt. You can match them with a pair of bold-coloured Keds to add some colour to your look.
Here is a pair of harem pants from Ralph Lauren:

4. Look comfy but not lazy.
It's not flattering to look like you just rolled out of bed, so aim to appear cozy without looking sloppy. Wear shorts and a button-up shirt with a pair of your favourite Converse for maximum comfort. 
Here's a cute plaid flannel shirt from Forever 21:

Clothing Items to Avoid
Try to steer away from sweatpants, pajama bottoms and slippers. I understand it's important to make your study area feel like home and as comfortable as possible, but there is a reason why we stay hidden in our house when we dress like that!

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