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It’s the last week of classes and students everywhere are preparing to go into hibernation mode for finals…but before you break out the yoga pants, sweatshirts, moccasins/Uggs, and hole yourself up in the library to study – why not dress up this week?
IMG_6204 IMG_6200 IMG_6202 IMG_6195 IMG_6192Who says dresses can’t be comfortable and casual? Pairing a thinner, summer dress with leggings and a cardigan is a perfect way to stay low-key but look like you’re completely on top of things because you put together a stylish outfit. Add some boots, even a scarf, and voila! You’re all set. Happy last week of class, friends!

IMG_5027      As busy college students, we all have those crazy days where we don’t have time or energy to put together a normal outfit…usually a result of little sleep, multiple deadlines, and lack of clean laundry. Can I get an amen?

While there are definitely “hot mess” days that call for t-shirts and yoga pants/sweatpants, in general I find that taking five minutes to put together a cute but casual outfit always helps me feel more put together. As the saying goes, when you don’t feel like it, fake it!

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For me, that means falling back to my “style uniform” – an outfit that I can reach for without thinking and one that works for class, a coffee date, or studying. Leggings/jeans, a button down shirt/chambray top, or camisole + a cardigan are my go-tos when I don’t have time or have had a late night.

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Throw on a bit of concealer for those under-eye dark circles (we all have them). slip on some cute, comfortable flats for running around campus, and you’re good to go!

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What’s your style uniform?
One of the best things about fall style is jewel-toned colors! The leaves get brighter, the air gets crisper, and girls everywhere pull out shades of burgundy, olive green, deep fuschia, navy, rich brown, and royal purple. Something about the changing of the seasons and the hint of cool weather makes us reach for deeper, richer, darker hues in our closets.
And of course, you can’t go wrong with a hat any time of the year, but especially not in the fall! Beanies, newsboy caps, berets, and bowl hats are always a great option…but each autumn inevitably finds me wearing my fedora on a semi-regular basis. You can pair it with jeans for a casual hipster look or with a cute skirt + cardigan for a “girl-about-town” feel.
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 Hats + dark colors…always classics for fall style!
I don’t know about you, but the transition period between summer and fall is always tricky – especially with flighty Waco weather. One day it’s warm, one day it’s cool. One of my favorite ways to dress for this “in-between” season is skirts! They’re so fun and add instant casual style to an outfit. Best of all, you can either add tights if it’s cooler outside or opt for bare legs if it happens to be one of those warm, sunny, humid days that we’re all familiar with in Waco.
Whether it’s a chic pencil skirt, a shorter fun skirt, a comfortable maxi skirt, or a swingy midi one, a skirt is always a classic piece to have in your wardrobe. Plus, they look adorable with cardigans + boots. What’s your favorite style skirt?
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Blessings!

Grace

Super sweet Grace Dalton is ray of sunshine around St. Peter’s as well as a fashion icon. We are so excited that she is starting a weekly segment here on the Baylor Catholic blog sharing her faith and fashion! Take it away Grace! 


 

Hello, friends! I’m Grace and I’m a Junior Journalism New Media major at Baylor University. In addition to my love for St. Peter’s, writing, and photography, I love fashion + style.
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Here are some of my tips on putting together a simple, comfortable, but stylish outfit for school weekdays. I think all of us girls can agree on how comfortable leggings are…especially on days when you’re tired and don’t want to dress up. They’re a great resource to have in your wardrobe.
However, as we all know, there’s definitely a fine line between wearing an outfit that is cute, but modest enough that we’re dressing our body  – not flaunting it. Modest is so important, not only for our sake as women of God, but also for our brothers in Christ. When we dress in a way that dramatically calls attention to only our physical attributes, we do not only them a disrespect, but also ourselves. Now, this is not a shaming post or a “better-than-thou-” sermon, but rather some notes from my heart about the incredible and highly important topic of modesty.
So! On to today’s outfit – leggings are extremely versatile. You can add them to an outfit that might be a bit too short, layer them in the winter to keep warm, or even wear underneath a tunic or long shirt without sacrificing either style or modesty. I’m a bohemian at heart, so I love layering flowy pieces like this empire waisted shirt, long drapey cardigan, and leggings.
Other ideas can include: leggings under a long shirt with a cute belt, cropped leggings with a short-sleeved drapey cardigan, or leggings under a swingy tunic on a breezy day. Hope you enjoyed these tips. Have a marvelous Monday!

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