September 24th, 2015 at 2:00am

When the air begins to get crisp and the leaves slowly start to change color, the beauty of fall washes all over campus. In between indulging in yummy pumpkin treats and going apple picking at Paulus Orchards, Messiah students are beginning to transition their outfits from summer brights to fall neutrals.

This week’s Fashionista is looking forward to autumn adventures with her friends, and she definitely dresses the part. Her olive green T-shirt keeps her warm without being too thick or bulky like a winter sweater. The subtle rip at the knee in her skinny jeans makes her look trendy while staying classy and true to the season. She adds in her personal style with statement rings, including a cross to symbolize her faith, an important aspect of life on Messiah’s campus. To pull everything together, her gray zip-up booties are sure to make her stay comfortable all day long, as she goes from class to meetings and everywhere else in between. It’s simple and fashionable, since this outfit works well for some many different fall activities.

To get a similar look, start with the basics and invest in a pair of neutral booties that you can pair with multiple different outfits. Many booties have a very small heel, so you’ll stay comfortable all day long and won’t have to worry about packing flats into your bag. Next, break out your favorite skinny jeans, and fold them once at the bottom to avoid any issues with tucking and to show off your cute shoes. Continue to work your way up with a simple long sleeve T-shirt in a festive fall color. Make sure to add a touch of personality with a patterned scarf, a statement necklace or cute earrings.

However you choose to recreate this look, remember that you can’t go wrong with neutrals, and going back to basics for the fall never seems to disappoint.

One Simple Change: Headed to class and need to stay extra warm when you’re strutting across campus? Add a leather jacket in a neutral color, such as beige or brown, for an additional touch. Not only will it keep you cozy and comfortable, but you’ll be able to slip it off easily or put it back on if your classroom temperature is unpredictable.