Back to school in person: pants now included
Even though the Georgian sun continues to weigh heavily on the newly revived Emory campus, the summer season is fleeting nonetheless. Hopefully a Gilmore Girls fall is on the horizon and with it a new wardrobe, which now includes pants. If you’re looking for inspiration for your outfits on campus, below is a guide to summer through fall fashion trends.
Mid-length denim shorts
This summer, I switched from the shorts I’ve been wearing since I was 14 to the longer fit denim. I have nothing against those who continue to take the shorter route, but I want to call attention to the beauty of a longer cut, which has been overlooked for too long. For starters, longer shorts are comfortable. It’s a game-changer not having to continually pull down a pair of shorts as they move throughout the day. Plus, the extra coverage protects you from the pains of a freezing auditorium seat or scorching leather car seat. The longer shorts also allow you to brag about a longer shirt without looking pantless. It’s officially time for the mom jeans trend to make its way into shorts.
Stacking of necklaces
It’s simple but effective; layering jewelry on a basic tee is a must-have for the lazy. This look is also great because you probably already have the pieces in your wardrobe. Sometimes we forget that accessories can be as much for a look as the clothes themselves. A simple white or black shirt with a few gold necklaces looks classy, tasteful, and is always reusable. It’s a perfect everyday look. To verify The Jewelers M, Urban outfitters Where Bauble bar for some collar stacking options.
In college, I, who was subjected to a rather miserable school uniform consisting of navy collared shirts, would be amazed if I now choose to purchase such an item. Still, collared shirts can be designed to be both casual and formal. If you’re coming home for the fall vacation, try sorting through a parent’s closet for a beloved collared shirt that could be worn unbuttoned as an overlay or buttoned up and tucked into shorts. A shirt with a stiffer collar is also ideal, especially if you take a pair of scissors and modernize the top by cropping the bottom or cutting the sleeves tight.
Yoga pants have made a recent comeback in part on YouTuber Emma Chamberlain. She often saw sports yoga pants, a retro sweatshirt and chunky “I’m famous, don’t talk to me” sunglasses. And she’s definitely on to something – yoga pants are comfortable, flattering, and not too sweaty, which can’t always be said for their tighter counterpart, leggings. To verify Athlete, Nike Where Area if you want to follow the trend of Chamberlain.
I have a friend who has always sworn by tracksuits, and until recently I didn’t understand the obsession. Something about matching your lazy outfit makes it a lot less lazy. A tracksuit indicates that even if you woke up tired, you can still manage to look chic. You can have fun with the colors and patterns and even bring some sweat shorts on a warmer day. The tracksuit is quick, bold, and comfortable, so you really can’t go wrong.
If you hope to start the year in a fashion that is both trendy and comfortable, the above items are the key to your success. It’s hard to create new looks every day after a year and a half of Zoom. But think of your back-to-campus outfits as an exciting conquest, one that you would have been delighted to take on last year.