Update Your Spring Wardrobe With 3 Pieces

When I shop, I’m incredibly particular. As a college kid, I have a limited budget which doesn’t allow me to buy a lot of clothes. I work at a law firm over the summers, and as a student journalist I need to look professional for interviews. It’s extremely hard to look professional for cheap. As a result, I need a lot of big kid clothesbut as a college kid, I also spend a lot of time in sweatpants. This causes my closet to have a strange division between very professional and very hobo.

A goal I have set for myself throughout my college career is to never buy an article of clothing unless it has at least two different uses (though I sometimes break this rule for adorable yet unreasonable wedge sandals). So when the lovely people at Zappos approached us about providing clothes for a spring wardrobe, I challenged myself to pull together two differing looks for each article of clothing provided.

Kensie Mini Zig Zag Dress

Look 1:14027397784_b9810f01ec_b

This Kensie dress was one of my favorite articles sent by Zappos. This first look is something I would totally (and have totally) worn to go interview a source before running to class. The look is great and durable for being out all day with my sturdy boots, and the sweater really helps dress it down.

Look 2:


I love the way the Kensie dress can get dressed up for a day in the office or a brunch out with friends. It’s easy to wear and super cute for a year round dress. I paired this with the incredibly adorable (and super sturdy) ALDO Seidenbecker.

C&C California Double Layer Cotton Pant

Look 1:


These black track/jogging pants are so popular right now. My natural instinct was to be hesitant to jump on the bandwagon, but God, am I glad I did. These pants are honestly suited for way more than just the two outfits I pulled together.

This first look utilizes how comfy these pants are. Great to throw on with a T-shirt on a day off and go for a hike, run some errands, or enjoy the sun with my dog. Definitely a step up from my normal sweatpants and old band T-shirt look.

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Look 2:


This look is in total opposition to the “comfy and not a real waistband” first look. When putting this together, I tried to make sure that it was something I would wear to the office. This is a great and comfortable alternative to dress pants and a button down, and I’d love to spend my days collating and answering calls in this outfit.

BB Dakota Carling Dress14023789651_6b5439d416_b

I had a bunch of outfits planned for this BB Dakota dress, but when I tried it on with my black heels and yellow trench coat, I said, “Screw it. This is fabulous. I don’t need to multitask this look.” I adore everything about this look and this dress, and I have decreed that I wish to be buried in this BB Dakota dress, along with red lipstick (liberally applied).

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I love all of these looks equally. They’re easy to dress up and down, and all of them can be transitioned between class, work, and home. For a twenty-something on the go, this is the biggest challenge when compiling a wardrobebut get the right basics and all you need are some heels, a sweater and some red lipstick and you’re ready for the day or night.

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