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Your Guide to Campus Fall Style

Your Guide to Campus Fall Style
Kim Bering
Staff Writer

The time has arrived to pull out the sweaters, boots, scarves, hats and jeans. Fashion peaks in the cooling season of autumn, especially for students. Monarchs can walk all over campus in the crisp temperature with layers of knits and scarves, along with the quintessential pumpkin spice latte. Although classic sweaters and other pieces are key, the grungy aspect of fall radicalizes this season’s style.

Popular model and celebrity Kendall Jenner commonly pairs mom jeans with a cropped sweater and black high ankle boots. Jenner, along with several other fashion lovers, proves that showing a little bit of skin can still be tasteful. Many fashionistas even wear lacey lingerie tank tops for appeal but add a chunky cable knit sweater to keep warm. Conveniently stylish pajamas are now socially acceptable to wear to class!

Accessories can add an extreme emphasis to a simple ensemble. If a plain white sweater and black jeans aren’t enough, the potential to be dazzled up with layered necklaces and a patterned scarf accessorizes the outfit to perfection. At your local H&M and Charlotte Russe at MacArthur mall, scarves retail beginning at $9.99.

Chokers perfectly compliment the grungy trend. Loose sweaters can sometimes drown the figure out in thick yarn, but including a fitted choker will bring much attention to the décolleté area while adding spice to a simple outfit. Chokers add a subtly sexy charm. Find several different styles at Francesca’s Collections—also located at MacArthur mall.

Now that the trendy pieces have been tackled, the classic pieces need addressing. Nothing says fall more than a thick woven sweater to throw on in a pinch. Wearing it with jeans, leggings or even skirts are all effortless possibilities. At least two or three essential sweaters in different colors make a fall wardrobe versatile and undeniably comfy.

Next up, shoes. They can potentially make or break an outfit. That’s why having one or two styles of boots comes in handy. Zip up a pair of black ankle boots when you’re feeling grungy or slide into a pair of classic riding boots for a more tailored look. An outfit changes completely between the two styles: whether it’s preppy and effortless or chic and trendy.

When the weather cools down dramatically, having an extra layer makes all the difference to your warmth and the style of your outfit. Between classic leather, trench coats, bomber jackets and parkas, choosing the right one can be difficult. That’s why shopping at Forever21 makes the decision easy. So many choices exist to choose from with a cheap price tag.

Another quintessential piece is a flannel button up. Flannel is always a good idea. It has the potential to be worn in so many ways. It can be paired with leggings to be comfy, a vest for a more preppy look or distressed jeans for the grunge appeal. The same flannel button up easily transitions between all of these style genres, so it is an absolute necessity for the fall wardrobe.

A few new styles exist to spice up the season every year, but fall style essentially remains untouched by trends. That includes the infamous pumpkin spice latte. Nothing beats a simple sweater, jeans, ankle boots and perhaps a scarf. The peak of classiness resides in the season of autumn.