Visiting my sister at Amherst College for my fall break was a great opportunity to experience another liberal arts college campus. I was really excited to see if fall trends I have noticed at Denison University would also pop up on Amherst’s campus, and when I accompanied my sister to one of her classes, I realized that college fashion trends for the fall are definitely crossing campus lines in a lot of instances.
Trends that Amherst students were not afraid to make their own involved color and pattern. Beth styled her outfit, which had a dominantly green palate, with a leopard print scarf. This print looked perfect with her olive green pants. Printed scarves are an easy way of accessorizing a look while staying simple. Plaid was another pattern that made an appearance on campus and Samson’s plaid button down complements his muted pullover with its bright orange print detail, a great fall color to give the outfit vibrancy. He took advantage of the many color combinations offered in a plaid pattern. A similar effect was achieved with Justin’s warm, bright scarf. Red can often be a hard fall color to style, but the key is to use it with calmer colors in contrast, such as Justin’s winter green pullover and warm brown shoes.
Another pattern that made its way into some Amherst outfits was argyle, which is engrained with prep. It proved to be an effective styling choice to give Samson’s outfit a very collegiate feel. Justin’s blazer, with its patched elbow detail, added another crisp, classic element to his look. A trend that has yet to reach Denison’s campus is chambray. This underrated fabric is easy to dress down or up with the right pieces.
British outfitter Jack Wills makes well-structured blazers, especially this herringbone Welford design. Ledbury is a small Southern company renowned for their shirt craftsmanship, and their Workman chambray is an extremely popular part of their newest collection.