Happy Post-Columbus-Day-long-weekend!!! Maybe every weekend is a three-day for you, since Friday classes barely exist on some college campuses (which may lead to this). But for the rest of us, the extra day off was a perfect time to head home… And let me tell you, I didn’t realize how much I had missed it until I got there.
I used to complain all the time about the lack of privacy pre-college, but this weekend, home was such an escape from sharing a dorm with three roommates. And the delicious home-cooked food (eaten at an actual dinner table) was way better than over-priced take-out or the cheap microwaveable stuff I keep here in my dorm.
But what excited me the most about home were the small details around the house: the nice towels, the softer toilet paper, the good water pressure in the shower… it was basically a spa oasis! How did I not realize this before?!
Last but not least, the familiar voices wishing me “good morning” and “good night” were, dare I say it, heartwarming. Guess I can still get all that love here at college if I called home more often… dialing up the parental unit right now!
Showing up to class in sweats and tanks can pass (maybe) once or twice, but you can’t live in them all throughout college! If you have room for a few new fashion items this fall, make them these pieces. They’re on the runway, in the magazines, and all over the web:
1. Bright Pants
Skinny, wide-legged, cropped – they’re great in any style. Just make sure to pair them with some neutrals so that you don’t look like you escaped from a circus.
2. Leather Skirts
Dress them down with button downs and sweatshirts for a casual chic look that works even for class. It’s like you just rolled out of bed and just happened to throw on some hotness.
3. Tuxedo Style
White shirt, black bottom, black tie—never has masculine looked this sexy, you’ll be thinking “Who needs men anyway!”
4. Jade, Mustard, and Rust
It’s like a revised version of the primary colors. They go well on their own and blended together in a color-meets-distressed way.
5. Graphic Stripes
When done wrong, stripes either make you look larger than life or straight out of the jailhouse. When done right, they’re original and chic. Opt for something untraditional and even Tron-like.
6. Leather Harness Accessories
No, not super-sexualized-Lady-Gaga-music-video style. It all ties back to the equestrian look. Think buckles on your tank top straps and thick ankle belts on your pumps.