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First Day Fits; From Comfy to Chic

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Columbia Chicago chapter.

My last first day ever was on Sept. 3, truly where does the time go? 

I woke up determined to take on my senior year, despite the longer commute to campus and a 9:00 a.m. class to start it out. 

But regardless of your schedule, you can still conquer the year in style. I started out with a blend of comfy and cute;̀a  la the cropped “noodie,” biker shorts and my beloved Fila’s. A perfect on-campus look. 

Courtesy Olivia Deloian 

Dora the explorer, who? I felt like I could take on anything with the comfort of this outfit while still feeling confident; definitely inspired by Kim K’s aesthetic.

My second “first day” look was for my first day as an Intern with ABC 7! With black tights, and booties to match, I strutted onto State/Lake regardless of my nervous stomach and shaky legs. 

Fake it till you make it, right?

Courtesy Olivia Deloian

The chic skirt, black button up tee and vintage jacket—I found at Pilsen Vintage—transformed me into a business woman from the 1960’s. And I was here for it. 

Courtesy Olivia Deloian 

Who says business casual can’t double as adorable? There’s a first day outfit for everything, and the beauty of fashion is the versatility it brings. 

I can’t wait to dress like reporter Barbie one day, and Kylie Jenner the next. Who knows what other outfits lie ahead?


Olivia Deloian

Columbia Chicago '20

My name is Olivia Deloian and I'm a journalism major at Columbia College Chicago with a focus in News and Features. I'll be graduating in May! I'm currently a production intern with ABC 7's show Windy City Live! A former intern with ABC 7's Consumer I-Team, and NBC 5 Chicago's Investigative Team. I'm also a former staff reporter and editorial leader at the Columbia Chronicle. I have a passion for writing and telling important stories. I'm a self-proclaimed fashionista, and I could spend all day talking about music and movies, and of course The Bachelor. Ask me what I'm listening to today. "Doing what you love is freedom. Loving what you do is happiness." -Lana Del Rey
Ally Stegman

Columbia Chicago '21

aspiring magazine writer with a passion for pop culture and fashion