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Students dress up for the return of in-person classes this Fall

Now that classes are fully in-person, students can showcase their fall fashion both on campus and in the classroom.

Kevin Cruz, a freshman marketing major, said that he is very excited for people to see what he wears to class.

“I have so many clothes that need to be worn and now I finally have a reason to wear them,” Cruz said.

Donyelle Reed, a sophomore entrepreneurship major, said she finds herself dressing to impress more often since classes are in-person.

“[I dress up] especially since the weather is perfect in the beginning of the school year,” Reed said. “Even on rainy days, I try and dress up by wearing stylish sweatpants.”

Students have their own sense of style on campus. Camila Mora, a sophomore political science major, said that her outfit choices solely depend on the weather.

“On a cold day, a hoodie is your best friend,” Cruz said. “I don’t wear a coat or jacket because I feel it ruins the outfit and I’d rather look good and be cold than look decent and be sweating.”

Some fall outfit choices can range from comfy to classy depending on each student's style. According to PureWow, some trends this fall include loose fitted denim, cargo pants, turtle necks, and textured handbags.

“My go-to outfit choices for class would be a small shirt with big pants, specifically baggy cargo pants with a cropped tank or short-sleeved shirt and sneakers,” Reed said.

Mora added that sweatpants are one piece of clothing she cannot live without in the fall season.

“I do try to add fun pieces sometimes, like a colorful sweater or cap,” Mora said.

Dark colors appear more in the fall season. According to Who What Wear, shades of gray, dark red, blue, cream white, and black are some colors showing up this fall. Mora said she prefers the colors black, yellow, green, and red in her closet for the fall.

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Students cling to some specific pieces of their fall fashion wardrobe each year. Cruz said his staple items are a hoodie and a flannel on cooler days when they are needed.

“The number of various outfits that can be worn from hoodies and flannels are endless,” Cruz said. 

Accessories are a part of fall fashion that accentuate each outfit. According to Vogue, accessories like scarves, totes, ski goggles, and gold jewelry are trending this fall season. Reed said her favorite accessory are her waist beads.

“My favorite accessory to add to any outfit is a gold chain or watch,” Cruz said. “These two things can bring your outfit to the next level.”

Shoes are also an important part of fall fashion. According to Vogue, platform shoes, knee high boots, and white sneakers are some shoes that are trending this fall. Mora said some of her favorite shoes for the fall are high top Converse, white sneakers, or Nike blazers.

“To class, I am always going to wear all white shoes or shoes that are predominantly white,” Cruz said. “This is because they will make your outfit stand out, however it is very challenging to keep them clean.”

Overall, students are dressing up more as classes are in person, which lets more of their personality shine through by what they wear.

“Fashion is about the way one expresses themselves through clothing, so I’m more than happy to speak about my preferences in the fashion world,” Reed said.

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