Accessories Report

Retiring your bikinis and bundling up for the unpredictable fall weather is no easy task. One day it’s summer and the next, we find ourselves clutching hot chocolate and socializing around a bonfire. However, some Fashionistas find the transition from summer to fall easier than others, and this week’s Fashionista is no exception.

Army green jackets are becoming a classic trend for fall. In just the past few years, the number of girls and guys seen sporting the trend makes it a fashion statement that is impossible to overlook. Here at the University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana), Fashionistas no longer dread the usual layering of hoodies that used to be characteristic of mildly, chilly fall days. Instead, these lightly lined jackets have become a staple in many students’ wardrobes and are often worn with a cozy, long scarf to complete the look.

Call me a hipster, but I am a huge fan of the thick-rimmed eyeglasses that have finally overcome their geek-wear stereotype. Now, the trend is seen as a sign of confidence, playfulness and, at times, professionalism. The hard part is finding the right shape and color that complements your personality, lifestyle and overall complexion. Take a tip from this Fashionista who chose a pair with a classic shape and size by Ray-Ban. For a similar style, visit the official Ray-Ban site and shop this newly released pair, available in several different colors.

Topping off the look with a pair of satin-pink TOMS and a Marc Jacobs tote, this Fashionista’s functional accessories did not hinder her sense of style. Canvas flats can be a girl’s best friend in college due to their ease and stylish comfort. If you are not looking to follow the masses and purchase the oh-so-popular TOMS, switch it up and invest in a pair of Soludos. Finally, to find a Marc Jacobs tote similar to this Fashionista’s, the Marc Jacobs site offers several options at varying costs. Try this simple “Jacobs Tote” for everyday or spice things up with his “Faux-Fur Tote.”

Spotted: Even big-name fashion designers are being inspired by the army green trend this fall. For more inspiration, follow the link to view the Lanvin fall 2012 ready-to-wear collection.


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