By Carolyn Solar | Staff Writer |
With summer right around the corner and the budget of a college student, staying stylish can become a challenge, but with the right staple piece, one item can be versatile enough to style for almost any occasion.
A staple piece that is versatile enough to dress up and dress down and take you from day to night is a simple T-shirt dress.
They are sold at stores like H&M, Forever 21, PacSun, and Charlotte Russe, and typically come in neutral colors, making it easy to work with.
Celebrities like Rachel Bilson and Mischa Barton have been seen rocking these dresses in their day-to-day life, but more importantly, students on campus are loving the comfort and versatility associated with this trend.
“My black T-shirt dress is kind of long, so I wear it with a blazer, flats, and a necklace to work,” stated student Joanna Meraz.
“My shorter one is more snug fitting, so I tie a flannel or jean shirt around the waist and wear it with sandals or booties,” added Meraz.
On campus, girls can be seen sporting this style of dress with comfortable shoes, like Vans or Converse, and a baseball cap. This makes for an effortless everyday outfit for school or the weekend.
For another student, this provides a platform for the unlimited outfit ideas that she has in mind.
“The beauty of T-shirt dresses is that they can be either super casual or you can make it edgy with a leather jacket, statement necklace, and short boots,” said student Bridget Eriksen.
Some days, the weather makes it challenging to pick out the right outfit for the entire day. We have 90 degree weather one day and the next day’s forecast calls for rain, but this dress seems to still work in both occasions.
For those cold mornings, style the T-shirt dress with a comfy knitted pullover sweater, tights, booties, and a scarf. If the heat progresses throughout the day, removing items will make it easier to withstand the heat while still looking stylish.
Whichever outfit you choose, the most important thing is that you have fun with it and make it your own.