As the temperature drops and days get shorter, fashion-minded Bobcats across campus will start to pack away their summer attire and turn toward fall styles.
Top fashion magazines such as Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar are heralding the latest runway styles. Here on campus, many students are taking a more classic approach to their cold weather lineup.
Olive green military-style jackets are a staple for many fall looks. The piece is versatile enough to be paired with girly, boho or minimalist styles.
“I really like the green jackets, they look good with a lot of looks,” said Mallonie Zhivotovskaya, psychology freshman.
Zhivotovskaya said she would pair hers with black jeans, a thin sweater underneath, leather black booties and a cute scarf.
Another classically chic trend making an appearance in fall closets is the pairing of sweaters and long-sleeve button-downs in flannel or plaid prints.
Sweaters are an obvious bet for fall, but adding the button-down underneath brings an extra touch. The combination is a fun way to jazz up layers for colder weather.
“I’d wear (sweaters with a button-down underneath) with black skinny jeans or leggings and converse. That way it’s like a lazy look but a cute laidback college look,” Zhivotovskaya said.
Maddy Brooker, education sophomore, says she approaches the sweater trend a bit differently. Brooker said she isn’t a fan of plaid. Instead, she would pair a solid-colored shirt with a neutral-colored sweater and roll the long sleeves up over the sweater.
Colors for fall fashion traditionally reside in the cooler end of the spectrum, but some trends this year are slowly bringing warmth into the mix. Mustard yellow and maroon are both colors Brooker said she is looking forward to wearing this fall.
Studies from the Pantone Color Institute back up Brooker’s color theories for the upcoming fall.
According to this year’s Pantone’s fall color report for New York Fashion Week, the golden yellow Oak Buff and red brown Marsala are part of the 10 colors that made up the color palette.
San Marcos has a lot of shopping options for local fashionistas looking to stock their fall wardrobe. Stores at the outlet mall such as Papaya Clothing, GAP and Old Navy are beginning to roll out their fall clothing.
“I’m a really big fan of T.J. Maxx because once the season starts they have huge sales and you can find affordable name brands,” Zhivotovskaya said. “You can find anything there.”
As far as accessories go, Zhivotovskaya said she is predicting wide-brim hats, ankle-length booties and dark matte lipsticks to be the go-to looks for the season.
Marc Jacobs seems to agree, styling his models with dark plum lipsticks during his fall runway show this year.
“The dark lips are a big part of my signature look,” Zhivotovskaya said. “I definitely wear those a lot.”
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