During a completely remote fall semester, students at the College had to adjust to a new way of learning. Everything — including fashion — was affected by the reality of Zoom. With the absence of attending in-person classes, the idea of dressing up to attend online classes feels odd to some students.
Although you may still be in summer mode, fall is right around the corner. Temperatures have dropped into the high 60s and low 70s the past few days, forcing retail stores to clear out their summer merchandise and replace it with sweaters, boots and long sleeve shirts.
With summer coming to an end, it’s hard to believe students will soon be rushing around campus in fabulous new outfits. Reflecting on this season’s trends, it’s safe to say this summer’s fashion was one for the books.
In the fashion world, there is often a debate over when it is acceptable to wear white. Around this time of year, everyone starts talking about it. In fear of breaking fashion rules, a friend recently asked if she should wear white jeans. My answer to her question was simple: Wear whatever you want, whenever you want.
We’ve all become accustomed to mother nature’s indecisive behavior. However, it seems as though spring finally sprang last week and is here to stay — cross your fingers. I’ve noticed shorts, sandals, sundresses and tank tops all around campus.
There is pressure for students to update their wardrobe while considering the amount of money they have. The budget becomes even tighter when they have just been on spring break, but now want to revamp their wardrobe for warmer weather in the summer.
In the midst of Mother Nature torturing us with her freezing temperatures, it seems that she may finally give us a break. This week, we will see weather in the upper 50s and lower 60s. Personally, I couldn’t be more excited.
JG: Where do you shop?
BR: I mostly shop at Express. Their jeans are super comfortable, and their tops are so cute. But I also shop at Nordstrom Rack, American Eagle and I always find cute clothes at Marshalls.
Whether it’s for an in-class presentation or an event hosted by the Career Center, even non-business students will have to put their sweatpants and sneakers away at some point during their college career. Regardless of whether you choose to dress business casual or strictly business attire, I recommend that you stock your closet with a few professional outfits.