Monday, October 11, 2010

Fashion Trend of the Week: Lights and Whites

Although fall has certainly arrived here in Princeton, we have been pretty lucky with the weather this week. With the temperatures in the high 70s, everyone across campus is enjoying this weeks fashion trend: lights and whites.

You may be thinking you cant wear white after Labor Day, but a large number of Princeton students have been sporting this trend this week. Considering white and black are this years winter colors, it is no surprise students are jumping on this bandwagon early.

Probably the most popular styles on campus are white skinny jeans for girls and light khaki shorts for guys. The skinny jeans style is usually paired with a bright sweater or something with extreme contrast.

It is definitely not stylish to wear an all-white or all-light ensemble, so be wary of what you pair with your light bottoms. Guys in dark polo shirts and light bottoms look quite dapper on campus, but guys have to make sure they do not look too dressed when trying to pull off the light bottoms look. Dont wear a blazer with the khakisyoull look like you are going home to meet the parents. Thats not classy on campus.

I caught up with freshman Alexis Feliciano '14, who couldnt stop raving about this new trend. Alexis, pictured here, wears her light-colored jeans with a long-sleeved Princeton shirt. This is definitely a great way to pair your light jeans. Light jeans or khakis are a pretty preppy look, so pairing them with a casual dark shirt is the perfect way to tone down the prep while still sporting the new trend.

White has been seen all over the runways this fall, especially in the new lines by Chanel and Valentino. White is a statement color this fall, and designers are rewriting the rules about wearing white after Labor Day by cranking out white sweaters and coats that will make you stand out in the crowd. Id definitely look out for that amazing statement piece, whether it is some great white jeans or a fabulous white blazer. This style is here to stay.

-Lisa Fierstein '14

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