Hello fellow Fashionistas and Fashionistos! My name is Charity Gates and I am a junior at Emory University studying International Studies and Sociology. After three semesters of style stalking, awkward but fashionable encounters and constant reports on campus trends, I am excited to join CollegeFashionista for another great semester. Not only will this mark my fourth semester with CollegeFashionista, but it will be the semester of the long awaited relaunch of the website. Get ready for an even better way to keep up with the latest trends on campuses across the world and a little outfit inspiration to go along with it.
I have scoured the pages of countless September issues and I’m thrilled for the chic styles emblazoned on each perfectly curated page. The must-have looks have a slightly different aesthetic from previous fall seasons. Sportswear and athletic elements have infiltrated the fall runways, adding a splash of casual flair to normally uptight fashions. Normcore is a word that has been bouncing around the fashion industry and appearing on the most photographed street style stars. This return to more casual and less flamboyant dressing is taking the fashion world by storm while also infusing a little lightheartedness here and there. In other fashion news, skinny jeans are nearing a retirement phase with the influx of looser shapes like the boyfriend jeans, culottes and “dressy” sweats. You can finally put an end to the pressure felt squeezing into a pair of second skin bottoms that have held cultural dominance for at least a decade. Speaking of cultural dominance, the ’60s mod style is reappearing in a way that nods to the spring and summer’s matching separates trend. With this trend, even “big kids” can wear twosies.
This semester will be packed with more reports on these burgeoning trends, along with a style journey of showcasing Emory’s stylish students. I can’t wait to see how my personal style will evolve relative to the many other styles that I see walking across the quad. The fall season can not come fast enough!