Chacos are beginning to return to the back corners of closets as students choose warmer footwear like moccasins and rain boots. As the leaves change and the breeze gets chillier, fall fashion makes its debut on campus.
For many students, it is time to layer up with cardigans, sweatshirts and flannels. Several stylish students offered up recommendations for fall fashion, with tips on staying both fashionable and warm.
Sophomore Corrie Hayes said, “Whether you are a guy or girl, owning a flannel is definetly a must.”
For a spark of personality, Hayes also pairs moccasins with fuzzy socks. Junior Nnenna Nwaelugo agrees, saying that fuzzy socks are a must-have when the weather starts to ger chilly.
In Iowa, staying warm is key, and cozy sweaters and sweatshirts are just the way to avoid the cold. In fact, versatile cardigans and flannels can be paired with summer tees and tanks as well as button ups and long sleeve tees. Students can also try tucking skinny jeans or leggings into long socks and sporting slouchy beanies to keep the cold at bay.
Knit or blanket scarves appear as the wind picks up and students trek across campus in booties or combat boots with long socks peeking out over the tops. No matter the style, layers are vital to stay warm and stylish. Pair sweaters and button-ups, cardigans and blouses or flannels and jackets to layer up in style. This year, neutral colors take the stage with bold accent colors like maroon, green and light blue adding an extra pop to your look.
“Picking up a Red Raider sweater or sweatshirt from the campus bookstore is a must for warm fashion on campus,” senior Clayton Ehlers said.
Junior Eric Wasson insists on owning a casual denim jacket or button-up which can be paired with almost anything.
However, each student interviewed had a new idea for a trend this fall. Nwaelugo would like to see pantsuits take off, Ehlers would love to see more argyle sweaters and denim jackets and Wasson thinks sports jackets with elbow patches would be best. For fashion inspiration, these students named Drew Schmidt, James Mead and Bill Minnick as some of the best-dressed faculty and staff on campus. With some tactful layering, bold accents and warm socks, staying warm and stylish this fall will be a breeze.