Happy new semester and fellow Fashionistas and Fashionistos! My name is Mallory and I am going into my second year at the lovely UCLA as an Art History major and am returning for a second semester writing for CollegeFashionista. I could not be more thrilled to be writing for the STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK column and I’m especially excited to be writing for fall, arguably the most fashionable season of the year.
Though summer is king in the collective mind of most college students, fall undoubtedly rules the fashion world. The creative opportunities afforded by transitional weather—cozy sweaters with shorts and flowy summer dresses with boots and tights—are unparalleled.
To me, the year starts when the biblical September issues come out and school starts. By the end of summer, I am always ready for new experiences and opportunities, armed, of course, with the latest trends and piles of inspiration clipped from magazines. Right now I love D’Orsay flats, structured silhouettes and mixed fabrics and prints. But for this season, there is one trend I am absolutely head over heels for—anything and everything plaid. I love the slightly irreverent punk take seen during the fall 2013 ready-to-wear fashion week circuit. This rule-breaker attitude toward a usually straitlaced print seen at houses like Moschino really appeals to my past love hate relationship with a school uniform (as in I loved to wear my plaid skirt with illicit leopard print shoes and blatantly out of dress code sweaters).
This fall quarter I will heavily rely upon my leopard flats, my very well loved black leather boots, clear circle sunglasses and dresses. Clashing prints and a one hundred percent of plaid are definitely on the horizon. I can’t wait to see what UCLA is wearing this autumn; after all, the Fashion Week runway pales in comparison to Bruin Walk!