Fashion U: Trends in Academia
Over the last few weeks, I’ve been carefully observing the style of the university students where I live (I live in a big university town). It’s been interesting for me to realize that many of their outfits can be categorized into the following three categories. There are exceptions, of course, but these three looks really seem to be what the young female students are adopting this fall.
First up, I’ve noticed the ‘casual jeans plus tee with a twist’ look. The jeans, or jean shorts, are frayed and faded. The top of the season is a bit baggy, wide, and perhaps falls slightly off the shoulder. The outfit is paired with a slouchy bag in a neutral or contrasting colour and the footwear of choice is flat. A Starbucks in hand really completes the look.
A second ensemble I’ve noticed has a bit of an edge. Studded boots, leggings and a roomy silk top are essential pieces in pulling off this look. Lots of layers of necklaces and rings adds more interest to the outfit.
The final outfit is preppy all the way. A collared shirt, a classic blazer and good quality leather products are the key ingredients in this look. Moccasins are comfortable and complete the outfit quite well although some opt for the classic penny loafer instead. A Longchamp bag is a must!
What do you think? Are you observing these trends in your part of the world?
Ensembles styled by Jordana via Polyvore.