Pumpkin spice lattes are back, football has started and the leaves are changing colors, which can only mean one thing: fall has arrived. As the seasons change, it is time to swap T-shirts for sweaters and embrace the cold of autumn. Already, the fall has brought out some notable trends around campus. Oversized flannel, socks and Birkenstocks and lots of denim can be seen while walking to and from classes.
As one of the notable trendsetters on campus, sophomore Jordyn Oostra has been experimenting with fall fashion. This fall she discovered the combination of socks and Birkenstocks. She is always looking to try new things and first saw the trend on Pinterest.
“It was cute and different,” Oostra said. “You can wear your sandals longer and your feet don’t get cold.” She pairs anything from skinny jeans and sweaters to a floral dress and cardigan with her Birkenstocks and woolen socks.
Denim jeans are a classic, and there are many options to choose from. This year the denim vested hoodie is being spotted all over campus. Freshman Jessica Karhoff has expressed a love for her hoodie, commenting on how versatile, stylish, and warm it is. Experimenting with this look is suggested.
A bright tee and a maxi skirt or a pair of colored jeans could add some excitement to the look, or it can be kept cozy with a knitted headband and a favorite pair of leggings.
One last trending item is oversized flannel shirts. Every color and size is popular on campus due to their comfort and versatility. Freshman Aliza Koch swears by her flannel.
“[Flannel shirts are] super comfortable, and they are warm, so just get it . . . especially if you are thrift shopping,” Koch said. She is constantly looking for style that doesn’t affect her wallet. This hipster style is great for the thrifty shopper and the comfort seeker. “It makes you feel like you have a boyfriend, even if you don’t,” added Koch. Thrift stores are full of treasures for those who look and are not afraid to try something new.
“Now is the time to get out of your comfort zone,” Oostra said. “The key to your own style is rocking what you want to wear. And have confidence in it.”