Style Inspiration: What to Wear for a College Visit

Veronikka says, “In November, I’ll be attending an informal open house at a college in Boston. I want to make a good impression, but not look like I’m trying too hard. Any suggestions as to what to wear (keeping the colder climate in mind)?”
Make a subtle splash during your college visit in a cape coat worn with skinny jeans:

Show off a bit of your style with either oversized glasses or a cold blocking hat; complete the look with chic booties:

The coat is a splurge, so we provided a few more affordable toppers; also wedges might be too much for walking around, so I’d actually recommend flat boots for your visit:

Stylist Marley Simone also put forth an idea, playing with browns and purples:

If you want to up the chic ante, slip on a pair of colored gloves and a matching floppy hat:

What do you think of these looks?

*See more of Marley’s style at


Claire Sulmers is the publisher and founder of Fashion Bomb Daily, the #43 most influential style magazine in the world.

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