Published in The DePaulia on September 20, 2010
The leaves are falling and the temperature is dropping, but DePaul students won’t let that stop them from looking their best.
As the weather changes it can be difficult to transition from season to season, but in a city like Chicago it’s important to remember to recycle. Just because fall is approaching doesn’t mean that you have to buy a whole new wardrobe, instead, students say to build on what you already have, reinventing your old clothes for the new season.
“I wore this jumper onesie all spring and would definitely wear it during the fall, especially if [I] layer it,” says DePaul senior Amy Morkris. She also says that incorporating jean jackets over certain pieces is a great way to stay current.
Senior Annette Lesniak is looking forward to adding
lace to her wardrobe this season, but the staple piece in her wardrobe is her cowboy boots. Lesniak says that she wears her cowboy boots no matter what kind of weather the changing seasons bring about.
Although learning to combine wardrobes from other seasons into the current time may bring about its own sense of excitement, students are still anxiously anticipating the fresh fashions that the upcoming fall season has to offer.
“I just moved here from California, so I’m really excited about fall clothing,” junior Kara Anton said. “I can’t wait to get more scarves and I’ll always be a cashmere girl.”
Some DePaul students venture a guess at what is going to be considered a hit this fall, like sophomore Lilibeth Silva, who anticipates sweater dresses flying off the racks of Chicago’s stores. “I’m excited about the sweater look,” she said. “I look forward to seeing boots and colorful scarves as well.”Other trends that are sure to be a hit this season are the ageless essentials like leather, blazers, and layering, all of which Morkris says that she is looking forward to.
Fresh off of Fashion Week, the resounding agreement for fall is to keep it simple. We’ve discovered that the basics in the back of the closet can be made just as impressive as a new piece by simply adding a standout piece to accentuate and pull together the entire look.
“My motto [for myself] is to keep it simple, stupid,” Anton said.
“I like to just add a splash of color to my outfits.”It’s important to keep in mind that fall clothing often has a darker hue, but that certainly doesn’t mean that your wardrobe has to be drab. By adding a special signature piece to your attire, you can quickly take the outfit from dull to inspiring.
For example, Silva says that she prefers to go for a simple look and over accessorize with items like oversized rings and earrings.
“I will not go without jackets or blazers [when paired with] skinny pants,” Morkris said. “I like the contrast between skinny bottoms and loose tops.”
Senior Tim Burke agrees with having a distinctive piece to stand out above the crowd. He says that he is all about different watches and considers them his top accessory.
The DePaul community’s diverse student body expresses their fashion sense in many various ways; there certainly isn’t just one way to be fashionable. Students say that inspiration for their wardrobes can be found anywhere and everywhere throughout their daily lives.