Fashion forward


Senior Andrea Silvia, an architecture student at the University of Miami, wears the latests fall trends. Marlena Skrobe//Photo Editor

As the fall and winter seasons approach, you’ll remember that nothing really changes in Miami. Lucky for us, the little variation in Miami weather means one thing: very little variation in our wardrobes, which is great for college students on a budget. Though most cities tend to vary their fashion as seasons come and go, we tend to mix up the different trends.

Shorts, in particular, are a must in any girl’s closet. Not only are they fresh and comfy, but it’s also a great way of breaking your standard jean routine. They might be a little more casual (depending on the shorts), but they will definitely give your everyday look a little oomph.

Throw them on in the early morning for a day at school with a light blouse, cardigan and ballet flats. You’ll look cute, comfy and fashionable for the rest of the day. As night approaches, pair them with a pair of black tights (if you’re feeling daring, opt for colorful or patterned tights), pumps and a cute top.  You’ll be instantly chic and ready for a night out on the town, whether it’s South Beach or the Grove.

A great jacket is also a must. Opt for a neutral color — personally, we’re fans of olive green — to make sure that it goes with just about anything. Blazers, especially boyfriend blazers, are all the rage this season. It’s an easy way of dressing up a pair of jeans and T-shirt in an instant. Wear this outfit with a pair of heels, and you are business casual; wear it with boots or flats, and you’re fall time chic!

Next, hold on to your maxi dresses and skirts, ladies! These are a necessity for fall. Beside the fact that they are effortlessly chic, they look great on everyone!

Entirely flattering to the female figure, they’ve earned themselves a spot in your closet that will last throughout the year. And, let’s face it, who isn’t looking for the perfect post-Penny Beers outfit to hide the bloating?

To help the maxi dress and skirt transition into the fall season, wear it with a pair of ballet flats and a long scarf. Throw on a cardigan on a chilly day or just a jean jacket with the sleeves rolled up to your elbows. This look is great for a long day at school, or a simple dinner and a movie.

Lucky for you, gentlemen, this little variation of weather and fashion applies to you too!

This season, it’s all about skinny jeans, plaid shirts, skinny ties, vests, V-necks and cardigans. It is a step back into the ‘50s with a hipster-meets-businessman look.

As mid-October approaches, cardigans should become a staple in your closet. Pair the cardigan with a pair of skinny or fitted jeans, a V-neck and a pair of Converse, and you’ve just created an outfit that can be worn from day to night.

For a formal night, match a pair of dark denim jeans, a T-shirt of any kind, a nice pair of black shoes and a sports jacket to achieve that business casual look. It’ll look perfect for a first date.

September 14, 2011


Edyna Garcia

Contributing EDGE Writer

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