STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Welcome to Downtown

It is often convenient to stay within the confines of the university, but exploring downtown has it’s own appeal. The art scene is prevalent. Wall art fill the sides of popular diners, and jazz music plays in small gelato shops, providing a respite from the hustle and bustle of college life. This Fashionista’s outfit embodies this desire to express your varied interests in your personal style. As an art form itself, every individual interprets a fashion look in his/her own way. Her burnt orange turtleneck and black corduroy skirt combo are a classic fall look. Sweaters are ideal for an evening stroll through town. Comfortable, cozy pieces in preparation for the holidays ahead are a personal favorite, and this Fashionista expressed this timeless trend through her neutral turtleneck. While fabrics have a way of modifying themselves with the advent of new trends and technologies, her choice of corduroy harkens back to trends of the past while remaining contemporary.

Although remaining warm is of utmost importance, you don’t have to sacrifice your personality under dozens of layers. Texture is at play in this outfit through the different fabrics and a pair of printed fox socks that reveal her playful side.

Ultimately, the style advice of the week is to incorporate your interests into your style. Don’t be afraid to mix and match some prints with neutral colors or to bring a pair of traditional sneakers into a feminine outfit! Whether you’re headed downtown to browse through a new selection of records or simply catching up with a friend over a cup of coffee, let your personal style be a reflection of what you love and what you’re passionate about.