If there’s one thing I love about new trends, it’s seeing how they always seem to make a comeback. With each passing season, it is obvious that designers draw inspiration from the styles of past decades. For example, I can remember when ’70s-inspired bell bottom jeans were the rage about fifteen years ago and every girl in my elementary school had to have a pair. Then in middle school the bell-sleeved shirts were all the rage, taking a cue from the Renaissance days. It’s only a matter of time before some old fads come full circle and make their way into popularity again.
Quite often these historically inspired trends stay around for good, making them an essential wardrobe staple. Take, for instance, this week’s Fashionista, who sports a sharp peacoat with military accents like brass detailed buttons, gold cuffs and a large buckle. A military coat such as this is a trendy yet elegant piece that anyone could work into their wardrobe. When it comes to styling this gold plated military coat, this Fashionista goes for a sleek and sophisticated vibe, pairing black skinny jeans with an adorable pair of brogue wedges. Her accessories, black and gold chandelier earrings and several layered gold bracelets, are the main focus of the monochrome ensemble, going perfectly with the accents of coat.
Any college student can agree when I say that they are always on the go so it’s important to have an outfit that can transition into any situation. If they’re not heading to a class, they may be catching up with friends for a girls night, prepping for an exam or searching for career opportunities. It’s good to have a polished look to keep a good impression from the second you enter the building. Next time you know your day will be jam-packed full of things to do, opt for your best basics: a great pair of fitted pants and a pair of cute, comfortable shoes. To accessorize a day to night transitional outfit, don’t forget that you can coordinate around the smallest details. My advice? Go for gold!