As fall gets underway, the leaves aren’t the only things changing on campus — so are the styles. Last week, The Guide published their annual
Fall Fashion Issue with great success. However, the final photos that made it into the newspaper are but a small fraction of the photos from a grueling photo shoot. Here at 4E, we took it upon ourselves to publish some exclusive photos that didn’t quite make the final cut. Behold, 4E’s Fall Fashion Preview.
(Left to right) On DJ: jorts ($0, homemade), blazer ($500.01, J. Crew), gym shoes ($?); On Catherine: Halloween vest ($5, Party City), sneakers ($89.99, Nike©Just Do It); On Sara: blazer ($500.02, J. Crew), tutu ($9, WalMart), leggings ($6, Hot Topic); On Emily: animal-themed loungewear ($25, Ebay); On Max: pinnie ($0, the State of Rhode Island), golf knickers ($90, Golfsmith), socks ($3, Georgetown bookstore); On Alexis: American flag ($17.76, America), smize (priceless)
Ties are always in style, but why only wear them around your neck? Throw one around your head for a twist on an old classic.
Seasonally appropriate outerwear is a must. Catherine rocks the Halloween-triathlete motif that’s making its way through Milan and Paris. Sara goes for a more conservative approach with the funky leggings, tutu and blazer. Try out one of these looks, and strangers will be constantly asking you, “Why are you wearing that?”
Sometimes a guy’s best accessory is a strong power point. Sometimes it’s a pair of bold argyle socks and pants that scream “No one picks out my clothing for me.”
Looking good doesn’t have to constrict your movement. An artistically baggy item, like a “children’s Halloween theme kangaroo pajamas”, or pants that could go over another pair of pants, can make for a great casual daytime outfit. On Emma: Chicken Finger Thursday t-shirt ($0, from the woman dressed as a chicken outside Leo’s that one time), sweatpants ($39, high school)
How much leg is too much? As long as you have a pair of Spandex and/or a great attitude, it doesn’t matter.
It’s okay to be a loose cannon in terms of fashion choices. Maybe one day you want to wear a sweater and jeans. Maybe the next day you want to wear a businesswoman-ballerina-combination. It’s up to you.
In the timeless classic, “#SELFIE”, by the Chainsmokers, the song’s protagonist gives advice that applies both in the bathroom of a club and in the real world: “But first, let me take a selfie.” Hey, if you’re rocking a free tee and a gray-on-gray combo, why not? It’s a crime not to document how good you look in that graufit.
Bulldogs are in this season. No other dog breed goes better with a sailing pinnie or a blorts (blazer-jorts) outfit. On Jack: nothing, he’s a dog.
When getting dressed in the morning, make sure to ask yourself, “What can I wear that will make me stand out in a group?” Any of these outfits would be perfect for a job interview or for whatever the opposite of Where’s Waldo is.
In the world of fashion, confidence is everything. If you put on a polka-dot dress and cardigan and look at yourself thinking, “This is a horrible outfit and I don’t feel comfortable in it,” then you’re in need of an ego boost. If you want to look good, you’d better feel good first. Good looks: not for sale
Thanks to Freddie (a.k.a. Bulldog Wrangler)
for letting us take photos with Jack!
Photos: Bloggers for The Hoya