Style Advice of the Week

In many parts of the country, colorful fallen leaves coat the streets, and the bitter chill of late fall has arrived. Frost covers campus quads in the morning, as students briskly head to early morning classes. Final exams are approaching, and students are slowly beginning the countdown to their holiday breaks. While students in certain areas of the country are confronting the dropping temperature slump, those on the West Coast are dealing with oddly high temperatures. Freshmen raised in Midwest and Eastern suburbs are experiencing a geographical shock—the strangely warm November is messing with their outlook on fall fashion.

While some college students are currently on the phone with their parents, asking them to send their embarrassingly puffy winter coats because of the chilly weather, Pepperdine students are still able to wear their spring and summer clothing without stressing about frostbite. This Fashionista was seen attending a sorority brunch with the girls of UCLA. This California native didn’t worry about layering her sweaters, wool socks and boots—she took advantage of the sunny day and wore a dusty rose colored dress. The cowl neck and pleated bottom half of this dress create an elegant cut that is both flattering and feminine.

If it isn’t cold enough to wrap your feet in socks and boots, why would you bother? This Fashionista slipped on some casual wedges. The shoes match her black belt, which emphasizes this graceful girl’s waist. These two details of the outfit contrast with the dress, making the look a bit more “autumn.” This Cali girl wears a delicate chain-linked bracelet, from which a small heart charm dangles. She lets her natural golden locks fall onto her shoulders to complete the feminine look.

If you attend a university located in an area of lip-chapping, skin-drying, toe-freezing temperatures, throw a black cardigan and jacket on top of this look. Replace the rope wedges with some black ankle boots or classy flats, and slip on some black tights for added warmth. If you can’t change the weather, why not adjust your outfit? You can always add layers, or if you live in the land of constant sunshine, remove layers!


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