Campus Style: Dressing for fall with warm temperatures

By Jillian Greene
Columnist 

It’s hard to believe Halloween is right around the corner, especially when this weather makes me believe we’re still stuck in September. In just one day, we can experience three different seasons. In the morning, I walk to class bundled up in my winter jacket. Around lunch time, it begins to feel like spring weather with temperatures reaching the mid ’70s. Before you know it, it’s dinner time and it finally feels like fall.

Faux-fur coats are comfortable and stylish. (Flickr)

Not only am I confused, but so is my wardrobe. The leaves are falling off the trees, regardless of the spring-like temperatures. As I’ve packed away most of my summer clothes, I’m wondering if that was the right thing to do.

This weather frustrates me, as I’m sure it does for many others. Walking to class freezing in the morning and coming out only to start sweating is not ideal for anyone. My fashion advice to you is to layer up — it’s the only way to be comfortable in this weather. You can’t go wrong with a short sleeve T-shirt or tank top and a zip-up.

These past few days, I’ve seen students across campus in a variety of outfits ranging from boots, all the way to sandals. Before you know it, we’ll all be in our fall clothes — some of us wishing for warmer weather back and some of us loving every second of it.

Although I adore my fall and winter boots, I can do without the cold weather. This fall, we’ll be seeing some new and old trends in the fashion world. Always remember that fashion comes full circle, so if you’re wondering about your clothes from last fall, I can guarantee you they will be “in.”

There’s no need to go shopping and break your bank for new fall clothes. We’ll be seeing lots of fringe, faux-fur, oversized flannels and, of course, the classic over-the-knee boots. Once the weather starts to get chillier, what will you be wearing?