Student reflects on fall fashion

Ryan Disdier
Sports Co-Editor

As the weather turns colder– which it does alarmingly rapidly at The University– outfits change and long pants become more acceptable.

Because of that, people opt to wear different types of clothing. For instance, not a lot of people wear tank-tops in the fall.

Fall is already underway, marking the change of outfits among college students.

You do not necessarily need to wear a suit and tie every day, but dressing well can help with self-confidence.

1.) Long-sleeve T-Shirts: Regular T-shirts may always be in style, but colder weather axiomatically warrants longer sleeves. The key is simplicity. It is literally just a T-shirt with longer sleeves, which keep you warmer in the fall. They also go well with everything; you can wear them with long pants, or shorts, if you are bold enough to rock shorts in colder weather. If you have a favorite brand, it is almost a guarantee they sell long-sleeve T-shirts.

2.) Quarter-zips: Like long-sleeve T-shirts, quarter-zips are a staple of fall wardrobes. What makes them so versatile is the variety of retailers that produce quarter-zips. If you take a chance to peer around campus, you will certainly see people wearing quarter-zips from a bevy of outlets. Perhaps the most popular iteration is the signature Vineyard Vines Shep Shirt. But if you do not feel like spending close to $100 on a quarter-zip, I would not blame you. Good news: you can pick up a great quarter-zip from any department store for a fraction of the price.

3.) Sweatshirts: Do not let partisan opinion fool you; sweatshirts are always in style. Unless you are going to a formal setting, then wearing a sweatshirt is likely acceptable. The type can vary, as some people prefer crew necks, which are devoid of a hood.

4.) Vests. In my opinion, vests are the most underrated piece of clothing. Like the aforementioned articles of clothing, vests can be poached virtually anywhere. If you feel like dropping some money on a nice vest, Patagonia is the place to purchase. The warmth vests provide supersedes most clothes. Also, vests provide added pockets, which is always a nice positive.

5.) Boots: Obviously, colder weather warrants new footwear. The season for open-toed shoes is over, for the most part, excluding strangely warm days. Boots are the way to go, and there is a style for every dude. Clark’s Boots are top-notch, and they run fairly cheap as well. Whether suede or leather, boots are a good idea in the fall.

6.) Flannel: Flannels are the quintessential fall article of clothing. When you think of fall, you likely conjure up images of multi-colored leaves, football and flannels. The important thing with flannels is that you can wear them buttoned up or unbuttoned with a T-shirt or long-sleeve shirt, underneath.

7.) Light jacket: Sometimes fall can be a little indecisive. Sometimes it is cold in the morning and scorching in the afternoon. To counteract the proverbial bi-polar weather, a light jacket can help alleviate any weather-related inconveniences. Like the flannel, a light jacket can be worn over a T-shirt, and it typically provides the wearer with a solid amount of warmth.

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