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I am a student athlete and have been struggling carrying around everything I need for my day. This isn’t a super common question to ask, but I would like to not only have back pain when I carry my books (STEM major here), but also show off my more edgy style! I want to use this as an opportunity to start building a wardrobe for myself and not stress about remembering to bring everything. Any ideas?

Thank you!

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Outfit #3

Products: Sweatshirt – H&M, Skirt – Zara, Baseball Cap – H&M, Over-the-Knee Boots – Nordstrom, Earrings – Shopbop, Bracelet – Nordstrom, Choker – Simons, Two-Finger Ring – Gilt, Duffle Bag – Urban Outfitters

Who says that sporty can’t be edgy, too? This outfit is inspired by the street-style looks of various on-trend celebrities, and is surprisingly easy to put together.

Simply pair a cropped hoodie with an a-line faux-leather mini. Then, put on a pair of black faux-suede over-the-knee boots. (Add some basic black tights if it’s too cold where you live to go bare-legged.)

Show off your sense of style with some tough and feminine jewelry, such as hoops with spikes, a velvet choker, a chunky bracelet, and a two-finger ring linked together with a dainty chain.

Store all of your daily essentials in a gym-inspired duffle bag, whose sturdy-looking material is water-resistant, making it perfect for treks to and from class and/or practice.

If you want to take this look one step further, I’d recommend putting your hair back in a sleek ponytail like this one (which is also a great way to keep your hair out of your face throughout your daily activities). To add extra shine, I’m a big fan of Biosilk Silk Therapy Lite.


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BioSilk Silk Therapy Lite

BioSilk® Silk Therapy® Lite is an ultra-lite leave in reconstructing treatment formulated to give fine and thin hair a miraculously smooth and silky appearance without adding excess oil or weighing down hair.


  • Fills voids in cuticle to create smooth hair
  • Aids in preventing split ends
  • Provides incredible shine
  • Formulated for fine or thin hair
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