BAHHHH, Its around that time in the semester, midterms are over, finals are around the corner, and dropping out to join a traveling performance group isn’t sounding like such a bad idea. These last few weeks have pretty much been a big blur of me failing at life left and right. As students we all have to learn to prioritize our obligations and most of the time fashion gets thrown to the wayside. Some people wear sweats, some people wear Uggs, me, I wear ugly grandma sweaters. It’s not my fault, they are just too comfortable. For a while it was getting pretty bad, I was wearing a grandma sweater, tights, and my trusty Keds everyday for a week! I know this might make me shallow, but in all honesty when I look like sh*t, well I FEEL LIKE SH*T.
Pick one: Top or Bottom
If you want to look marginally more presentable you’re going to have to give up a little bit of comfort somewhere. If you want to wear tights, you’re going to have to make more of an effort up top. If you insist on continuing to wear those ridiculous sweaters (me) you might want to think about changing things up down low. I switched out the tights for a skirt and pulled on my boots instead of wearing sneakers. I also plan on switching out my socks for stockings once it gets colder.
Make up makes a big difference
I know I know it’s all about natural beauty, but let’s get real. I have dark circles under my eyes that would scare small children and my face is pretty much devoid of any color. A little blush or some lip color can go a long way. If putting on makeup is really too much work, sunglasses are probably the easiest way of looking “fashion” without actually doing anything. That’s what my mom tells me anyway.
It’s always going to be a bit tough trying to find the perfect balance between comfort and chic. We all have different standards for what comfort even means. I hope everyone is getting through their midterms okay, because err I certainly am not. As I’m writing this post I’m wearing… you guessed it, a sweater, tights, and Keds. In my defense I have a stye and can’t wear any makeup. I’m going to take my own advice tomorrow though, promise!