Get an A+ in 8 a.m. Style
Don’t let an early morning class steal your style.
by CHRISTINA HOWIE ★ NOV. 5, 2017
There is nothing quite like the sound of your alarm blasting at 7 a.m. As tempting as it can be to lounge in bed until the last minute and throw on whatever clothes you can grab before heading to class, you never know who you're gonna run into or what might come your way. Just because it’s early, doesn’t mean you can’t look polished and chic. It is possible to find a balance between comfort and style, even at 8 a.m.
One word: Joggers
Some may say joggers are just glorified sweatpants, and they’re not wrong. The thought of putting on real pants for your 8 a.m. can be painful. Joggers provide a stylish yet comfortable way to look put together for your early morning class. Pair patterned joggers with a distressed tee and slouchy sweater. Finish off your outfit with a pair of trendy sneakers and you have an edgy look that will keep you feeling fresh throughout the day.
Jumpsuits, rompers or both
Trying to mix and match pieces from your closet is definitely the last thing you want to do early in the morning. Not only do jumpsuits and rompers make a classy, bold statement, but they also don’t require combining multiple pieces. Rocking one pattern or color from head to toe will make you stand out amongst the crowd in any lecture hall.
To beat the early semester heat, rompers are definitely a must. Rompers come in an array of styles, making it easy to find one that best suits you. Easily transition from summer to fall by opting for a jumpsuit instead of a romper. Go for a jumpsuit that defines your waist so it doesn’t look sloppy.
For a fierce, comfortable fall look, pair rompers and jumpsuits with a jacket and your favorite pair of sneakers.
DENIM DENIM DENIM
Incorporating denim into your looks will take any outfit to the next level. Amp up your early morning style by throwing on a distressed or embellished denim jacket before you head to class. As one of the most versatile pieces of clothing, denim jackets are a wardrobe staple that can be paired with almost any look. It is also the perfect transitional piece for those unclear weather days.
Layer a T-shirt, sweatshirt, dress or romper underneath a denim jacket for a guaranteed easy outfit. Don’t be afraid to mix and match shades for the ultimate denim on denim look. Whether you want to dress your look up or down, denim jackets are your go-to.
Sometimes simplicity is key. Graphic T-shirts give off trendy vibes while also keeping looks simple. Graphic tees can be worn with just about anything, making it easy to work with what’s in your closet. Pair them with boyfriend jeans and a belt for a more casual outfit or with a printed skirt for a chicer look.
Just because it’s early doesn’t mean you can’t take fashion risks while being comfortable at the same time. You never know what's going to happen during the day, so you should always look your best!
Photography: Sam Lane
Model: Sophia Rizzuto