Suns out, guns out? Suns out, legs out is more like it. With chilly breezes, apple fests and earlier sunsets creeping in, wearing shorts and short sleeves may seem reserved for daredevils. As long as you’ve got room above your textbook and laptop to stash a sweater or scarf in your backpack, let the sunshine preserve your tan for as long as you can. There are plenty of days ahead where wearing the thought of wearing shorts is less bearable than taking a final, so why not mix in a few fall tones and stand out!
Shorts and T-shirts may seem like the classic schoolboy uniform, but our Fashionisto was seen adding in a little bit of his British flair. An understated classic pattern, such as stripes, in hues of burgundy and maroon are perfect for offsetting short seersucker shorts. What may seem like summer staples effortlessly bring to mind a back to campus vibe with an on trend fashion sneaker. Loafers and oxfords are always other options to add a little kick into your kicks. A true Fashionisto knows how to step (literally) outside the box with a mod pair of socks. Making sure you stay a little warm with a fall hue pair is an easy way to spice up your look the hipster way.
Brands such as Urban Outfitters and Revolve Clothing carry multiple brands with similar fall looks, so you can mix and match without matching your classmates. Avoiding crazy patterns and understated shades allows you to continuously rotate pieces such as our Fashionisto’s t-shirt into your wardrobe with new accessories and avoid looking repetitive.
Hint: Is fall creeping in a little too quickly on your campus? A funky way to show off those calves, or maybe just even ankles if the weather is dropping that rapidly is rolling up a pair of seersucker pants or corduroys. Sticking to a similar warm color family and adding in a cozy pair of patterned socks lets you stand out in a crowd, and avoid sneezing in lecture. Striped long sleeves are as much of a fashion staple as a classy blazer, so slip one on with a vest or scarf and let your quad be your catwalk.