I've turned to scarves to fix this. Inspired by one of my professors (I know), I decided to drape one of my bigger scarves and use it as a shawl on a day where Virginia decided to be Spring. The overall effect is a sophisticated vibe that I personally like and reminds me of the style of Audrey Hepburn or Jackie O. Or my 50 year old media professor.
I made it a bit more age-appropriate and casual by wearing jeans and a simple black long-sleeve t-shirt. The result is the re-invention of the scarf as the perfect light outerwear. It's so versatile and can be used as anything from an unexpected accessory to an outfit to a blanket to be used in a freezing cold airplane cabin, making it the perfect travel necessity.
Plus, it gives a new use to the multitude of scarves I'm sure you own and wear out every day.
Check out the article I wrote on my roommate on College Fashionista! If you didn't know, I intern for them and document uni street style; a task that is a lot more daunting than I originally thought. Find the article here.
Jeans- American Eagle
Shirt- Old Navy