Fun ways to dress for success – back to school edition!


As a late bloomer, the prime of my life was in college. That was the beginning of my love for fashion. While some of my fellow classmates wore sweats to class, I was always the girl who was “dressed up”. So today I am sharing my fun ways to dress for success. You can check out last year’s dress for success post here.

Use headbands

Having a bad hair day? Rock out your favorite headband! Headbands are the trend of the year thanks to their versatility. Regardless of what your body shape is, anyone can rock these gorgeous accessories while you dress for success!

Make blazers your best friend 

When it comes to making a statement as the badass woman you are, you need a blazer. Whether it’s paired with a dress for a presentation or worn with a pair of jeans, a blazer adds instant sophistication to your look.

Add heels to your look 

Ok, some of you might be rolling your eyes as you read that but hear me out – especially if you are petite! Wearing a great pair of heels is an easy way to polish your look. Below I have some of my favorite books that have a comfortable heel that you can wear on campus with ease.

Have fun with your makeup 

I have never been a conventional business student. Business professional clothing has always bored me so I always took my own spin on it with winged eyeliner or a bold red lip (turns out I was dressing like a congresswoman). 😉

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College is about educating yourself while having fun along the way. Don’t lose sight of that! As you start a new school year, I wish nothing but great times and success. 💋




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Timeless Optimist is a petite fashion, beauty & lifestyle blog by Cristina Medina. This page focuses on creative storytelling, photography and positivity.

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