College men and women may try to wear shorts and flip flops around the quad as long as physically possible, but that doesn’t make it right. There’s a reason that the Fall issues of fashion magazines are the thickest; cold weather season is many fashionistas’ favorite, as it means rich colors, boots, fun accessories, and lots of layering. A college campus isn’t exactly a Fashion Week runway, but you can still strut your stuff provided that you’re prepared. Reorganize your closet, trade out the warm weather clothes for cold season garments, and get ready for the most stylish time of the year; out with the old, in with the new.
- That being said, some warm weather items can still be in play as long as they can be layered properly. Rescue your favorite Greek tees from the gym clothes and pajamas drawers by layering them under vests, and jackets. A pop of spring or summer color can be especially welcome when the days are at their darkest.
- Switch out light-colored, impractical purses for darker, richer varieties. A sorority tote that zips up can protect your belongings from inclement weather while coordinating with all of your cold weather clothes.
- Summer is over, but that doesn’t mean that you should put away your sunglasses just yet. It may get cold and dark outside, but the snow can be blinding during the daytime. Stylish sorority sunglasses can be a lifesaver even though you’re hitting the books instead of the slopes.
- Fall and winter clothes are all about texture, especially when it comes to the neutrals that begin to take over. Find extra large jackets and coats so you can layer hoodies underneath them. A pop of color does wonders for neutral outerwear.
- Cold weather accessories are the best; not only do they keep you warm, but they add interest to an outfit as well. Determine the best shades and patterns to pair with your jackets and coats. Accessories bearing your letters, such as hats, are especially practical, as they can be thrown on easily and go with multiple ensembles.
- Are you listening, gentlemen? Now that long sleeves are in and school season events are in full swing, make sure that you have an appropriate tie for your formal outfits. Make it easy on yourself and go with one bearing yourfraternity colors; they were paired that way for a reason! Your parents will be proud.
- Recently, there has been photographic evidence of certain fashionistas using blankets and afghans as coats, seeing them as opportunities to add color, texture, or pattern to an otherwise dull outfit. We understand the temptation, as our throws deserve to be shown off, but that doesn’t mean that they make appropriate street wear. Save them for your dorm room or the game, where they can be admired in their native habitats.