Story by Courtney Fishman
Photos by Allison Trebacz
Splurging only on staple items is one way to stay in check.
“I would say that I shop a lot of sale items. However, main pieces in my wardrobe I will spend money on,” said Morgan Emery, a junior graphic design and marketing double major. “I would recommend buying cheaper clothes and a few staple pieces to mix and match.”
Senior marketing and advertising double major Sarah Murray also tries to save her money for special items.
“I don’t buy unnecessary items anymore. One of the most important things is not just buying it to buy it,” Murray said.
Mixing and matching new items with the old is another option for a college budget, and many trends repeat for this season.
“I’m excited to wear my ankle boots again from last year,” said senior magazines and English double major Madeline Lumley.
Boots are synonymous with fall, but the variations tend to change. Balmain and 3.1 Phillip Lim showcased over-the-knee styles at their individual runway shows. It’s a bold statement that the designers paired with dresses or skinny pants.
Military-inspired clothing is another trend. Ukraine’s Asgarada tribe inspired Prabal Gurung’s fall 2013 line which plays with many shades of olive green and leather.
“Everyone should have one pair of combat boots,” Emery said.
“One fall trend I’m excited about are leathered paneled jeans,” Lumley said.
Brands such as BCBG are pushing embellished jackets for fall as well.
Junior magazines and English double major Faith Brar, major agrees.
“I would say everyone should have trench jackets for fall especially,” Brar said.
Murray said comfort and fashion can go hand-in-hand.
“I have a lot of chiffon blouses, and I really like how they’re loose fitting,” Murray said. “They’re pretty versatile and you can wear them during the day or during work.”
Emery and Lumley also find comfort a major plus in fall clothing.
“During the fall I wear a lot of oversized, chunky sweaters,” Lumley said.
“People should steer away from sweatshirts and yoga pants. If you’re going to class dress for the occasion,” Brar said. “You never know what opportunity make come, and you won’t want that to be in cotton pajama pants.”