Fall Fashion Trends on Campus

Do we really care what the Kardashians are wearing these days? It’s much easier to observe fashion on campus and see what trends are popular from freshmen to seniors. From backpacks and boots to sweaters and scarves, here’s an observation on this fall semester’s fashion trends here at SJC!

There are many different trends on campus. One popular style is printed leggings; bold, loud prints are a great way to make a statement. Favored patterns include camouflage, tribal, nebula, crosses, floral, or just a bright color. These leggings are often paired with another hot trend: over-sized sweaters. They’re comfortable and a good way to keep warm while still looking stylish. This look can be finished off with a pair of boots.

Another thing that I notice is many of the male students are well-dressed, wearing button down shirts and Dockers to keep them looking sharp all day.

There are also many students who show their school spirit. A myriad of students wear hoodies and sweatpants embroidered with the SJC logo–check out the bookstore’s selection! The students involved in Greek life often wear shirts representing their fraternity or sorority.

Many accessories are also trending on campus.  There certainly seems to be an invasion of Vera Bradley backpacks and totes; they’re great for holding your books and belongings. The Campus and Vera styles are the most common at SJC. Scarves are also a great accessory for this season. Floral scarves are worn most, paired with a chambray shirt, leggings, and boots.

Two popular colors at the 2013 Fall NY Fashion Week were navy and gray—featured by Michael Kors and Vera Wang. On the pattern front, plaid is making a statement, both on campus and on the runway, as seen in Tommy Hilfiger’s and Gucci’s shows. On display at the Theyskens’ Theory runway show was an oversized sweater, a skirt, and boots.

Overall, most of the student population prefers the comfortable, casual look for attending classes. Jeans and sneakers and a nice shirt or blouse is definitely the most worn look. I enjoy seeing fellow students representing our school by sporting SJC apparel. It certainly makes a statement about who we are and how happy we are to be here.

Regardless of what’s popular, the most important trend, is expressing who you are.

By Ashley Perrone


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