Chronicles of Campus Fashion
Signs of Spring
Published: Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Updated: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 18:01
Waking up 20 minutes before class rarely leaves one with time to put together the most inspired of outfits. In the glaring light of the morning sun, many view the possibility of a decent ensemble as far out of reach. How the fashionable few manage to pull it off can seem like magic then, but it's actually much easier than it appears. The key to propelling a regular look into extraordinary territory can be as simple as adding a few notable accessories. In fact, basics augmented by interesting or striking accessories such as a chunky watch, a pair of lace-up sandals, or an embellished headband often makes for the best looks.
Extras that capture attention and keep the eye moving can be more much more engaging than the typical look. In the first picture, Alia Verner, A&S '12, used a basic foundation to highlight accessories that expounded upon her overall look. Her gray dress and black cardigan laid the grounds for her skinny brown studded belt and blue-fringed scarf to shine. Her brown mid-calf boots and simple jewelry added to the look as well. In the next picture, Kettlynn Prophete, A&S '10, similarly transformed her basics by utilizing accessories as central focuses. Her easy jeans, white burnout tee, and black sweater combo are revamped with the addition of a heavy green scarf with a faint plaid pattern, thick-rimmed black glasses, and a gray fedora. Distressed jeans rolled up to echo the "boyfriend" look made popular last year reinforced the laid-back yet chic style set forth. As captivating as a statement piece of jewelry can be though, the best accessory anyone could have is illustrated in the third picture. A complementary and equally fashionable friend cannot only make your outfit better, but can also provide the best inspiration. No doubt that the friends in this picture, Rana Cooney, A&S '11, and Andrea, A&S '11, are influenced by one another. Once again, both of these girls amped up the typical skinny jeans, blouse, and flats by accessorizing with impressive jackets and flattering sunglasses. So remember, in the midst of the morning rush to get ready and get to class, the usual but often dull look can be easily spruced up by throwing on any of the attention-getting accessories these featured women show off so well.
Alia, A&S '12, illustrates how to overhaul the everyday cotton dress into a compelling look with numerous focal points through the use of a belt, scarf, and leather boots.
Ketlynn, A&S '10, picks a less standard accessory in a common shape. For many, hats are fashion risks, but the popular fedora has become a safe way to add a little spunk.
Rana and Andrea, both A&S '11, have the best accessory possible — a fashionable friend. These girls not only compliment each other, but obviously share style advice as well.