STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Autumn Awakening

October 13th, 2015 at 2:00am

Leaves changing color, temperatures dropping, warm morning coffee, sweaters and boots reemerging, pumpkin spice—everything: autumn has arrived! I, personally, love this season the most, largely because of the fashions that belong to it. Who can resist a pair of riding boots and an oversized sweater? The autumn classics just never get old. However, I have been recently noticing a few new trends around campus that seem to be redefining the look of autumn.

As we are not quite into the full-fledged autumnal weather, people are reinventing their summer clothing to fit the coming of this new season. I spotted this Fashionista strolling around campus in an outfit that perfectly transitions from summer to fall. She wears a pair of floral shorts on top of black tights. On top, she has on a burnt orange short sleeve shirt. The looseness of the top balances out the more tight-fitting bottoms. Her accessories are all gold: she wears a long chain necklace, dangle earrings and a simple bangle on her wrist. On her feet, she models a pair of dark brown booties.

Although a new season has begun, we are not forced to put away all clothing from the last. Transitioning items, like shorts or a dress, into the autumn season can be easy, especially if they contain the right color tones (think burgundy, burnt orange, browns, tans and forest green). Simply add layers, such as tights or a sweater, and maybe a pumpkin spice latte in hand to give those summer items new autumnal life!

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Colorful is the new ‘black.’ Don’t be afraid to wear a full color scheme, mix patterns and metals and wear a bright shade of lipstick!”