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FASHION FORECAST

Last week on the walk to Elder where I played host to a group of Prospies having dinner on Wildcat Days, I was accosted with questions about my state of undress. By undress I mean my sleeveless shirt, jeans, and boots, sans-sweater on a day that didn’t hit a high over 55 degrees. My response: an overly enthusiastic “It’s beautiful today!” People say there are Northwestern goggles concerning the attractiveness of the student body, but I’d say those glasses extend to the weather forecast as well. Tomorrow’s looking to be in the high fifties – and I’m pumped.

On days like this I want to epitomize spring, and nothing is more synonymous with spring than wearing a dress. Throw on a simple silhouette in an easy neutral shade; I’m a fan of this pleated twill one by Theory. I almost never go anywhere without my jean jacket; it’s a closet staple that will take you far especially when it’ll be inevitably windy at some point. This J Brand jacket adds just the right amount of wannabe art student edge to the look. Let your accessories take the spotlight in this easy, nonchalant I-just-threw-this-on-Monday morning outfit.

I am absolutely obsessed with these striped Stuart Weitzman wedges and have literally been coveting them for months. If you run out of time to make your morning Norbucks stop, they’ll provide a just ample enough amount of spring in your step to keep you awake. Complement the simplicity of the dress with a charming rose gold pendant and classic aviators (perfect for hiding the remains of the all-nighter spent slaving over that midterm). Your fingers will pop with a subtle sky blue shade of polish and a huge statement ring. Take advantage of the relatively warm days; I very well could, begrudgingly, be pulling out my Northface tomorrow.