Either waking up early to dress nicely for class or scoring a few more minutes of precious sleep is a decision many students face each morning.
Candis Trinidad, assistant manager of Langford, a new clothing store located on The Square, said students can make their outfits look as if they took an hour to put together, even when running late.
“Since fall is coming up, wearing a pair of leggings paired with boots and either an oversized lace or sheer top gets you ready for class,” Trinidad said.
San Marcos is anticipating cooler weather, so oversized sweaters and scarves are something every girl should have in her closet to dress up or dress down an outfit, Trinidad said.
Lauren Frank, manager of Strut, said leggings and boots are an easy look for mornings when students want to throw an outfit together to make it to class on time.
“Boots and leggings are a go-to, especially when they are paired with an oversized sweater or T-shirt,” Frank said.
Frank stressed the trendiness of Aztec prints for this fall. She said Aztec printed cardigans are gaining popularity this season, and every girl should own one to make their outfits a little more fashionable.
“A pair of earrings, whether they are simple studs or a big pair to accentuate your outfit, are essential no matter how late you are running in the morning,” Frank said.
Regardless of how fashionable an outfit may be, it can be rendered sloppy and unpolished if accompanied by bedhead. If a lady Bobcat is running late and there is not enough time to curl, straighten or put product in her hair, there are methods to tame tresses in a hurry.
Velma Villalongin, manager of the family-owned hair salon Premier Cuts, knows just the right hairstyles for rushed mornings.
“You can throw your hair up in a bun or a ponytail, or you can always braid your hair,” Villalongin said.
Students should opt for a very high or low ponytail and wrap a lock of hair around its securing elastic for a sleeker, more polished aesthetic, Villalongin said.
“Braids are the quickest and the easiest in the morning. You don’t have to smooth the braid—it can be tousled to give it a bohemian look,” Villalongin said.
Villalongin suggests clients try hairstyles that can be set overnight, requiring only a simple combing the next day to save even more time in the morning.
“You can tie your hair in a sock ponytail to give curl to your hair, or you can sleep on braids to give your hair a more textured and softer curl,” Villalongin said.