Campus Style: Back to basics

By Jillian Greene
Columnist

Don’t overlook that favorite pair of jeans from American Eagle.(Flickr.com)
Don’t overlook that favorite pair of jeans from American Eagle. (Flickr.com)

With each new season comes new trends. This year, we’ve seen the floral pants movement and the rise of gladiator sandals. Don’t get me wrong, I love all the new, fancy trends that each season brings to the fashion world, and I try my best to keep my wardrobe up-to-date and never out of style. However, we must not forget those favorite pair of jeans hanging in our closets or that plain black T-shirt that you never seem to outgrow.

Sometimes, the simplest outfits come across as the most elegant, classy and most importantly, comfortable. There are often mornings when I just don’t have the time or the energy to create an extravagant, statement outfit. This is when I turn to my American Eagle jeans that fit to perfection and pair them with a simple, soft tee from Brandy Melville.

I find that simple outfits with basic clothing pieces are always the most rewarding because I am the most content in them. I can go about my day without even thinking to check my outfit in the mirror or in the reflection of a glass door while on my way to class. I feel great all day and I’m confident that I look great, too.

It is easy to overlook the basics hanging in your closet because you are accustomed to buying new apparel with each season. However, I’ve learned that the simplest styles never go out of style and never fail to make me smile.

It’s back-to-school season and time to go back to the basics. Mix up your wardrobe, but never overlook those jeans that fit you to a T or that simple tank that seems to go with anything. Simple pieces are staple items you must have in your closet.